Our Bamboo is slightly heavier weight than our Modal or Tencel, this makes it great for all season wear. This has also made Bamboo popular for uses in lingerie, sleep or loungewear, as well as baby clothing.
Currently, we import the finished textiles from Korea, and China located just outside of Shanghai. We hope in the future to be able to knit all of our fabrics in North America.
Bamboo is a beautiful fabric derived directly from the Bamboo plant in a process which allows enzymes to break down the plant naturally. There are two ways in which Bamboo fabrics can be made; either naturally or synthetically. The natural approach, combines both the leaves and the softer inner pulp from the bamboo stalks to create a mushy mass which are later spun into yarns. All pulp and fibre processing is done in accordance with strict environmental standards including chemical free spinning and dyeing, rainwater for growth, and produces no toxic discharge.
Bamboo crops regenerate in 55 days and requires zero pesticides. The tree will grow naturally on less than perfect land and reproduce itself without any human interaction, meaning there is no replanting required. Comparatively to Cotton, Bamboo does not take away valuable land for growing food as it is a naturally occurring plant.
Unlike fully synthetic fibres, Bamboo is biodegradable. This means, any clothing made with Bamboo will return to the earth in your lifetime (but not, of course during your wearing of the product), whereas man-made products like Polyester take a couple of hundred years to break down.
Washing your Bamboo Encircled clothing in cold water will extend its lifespan. Bamboo is shrink and wrinkle resistant, therefore the fit will remain throughout the garment lifespan after repeated washing when cared for properly.
To care for your Bamboo clothing, hand wash, or put into machine on gentle cycle. Avoid bleach. Always hang to dry. Never scorch or iron on high heat, this will damage the texture.