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Bamboo fibre

Bamboo is seen in the clothing industry as an Eco-chic and functional new fabric. Softer than cotton fibre and with a texture more akin to silk or cashmere, bamboo clothing naturally draws moisture away from the skin, and it dries faster. However, some critics point out that the process of converting bamboo to the fabric can be an environmental burden, nevertheless, is the most cost-effective and widespread method involving a harsh chemical-based hydrolysis-alkalization process followed by multi-phase bleaching. The Green Guide counters, though, that bamboo still has a much lower impact than pesticide-laden conventional cotton and petroleum-derived nylon and polyester fabrics. Bamboo is a natural, renewable resource that can be made into fabrics it grows very quickly and does not require fertilizers or pesticides. See cotton fibre, silk, nylon fibre and bleaching


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