Bamboo Fabric

Benefit Of Bamboo Fabric

Why Use Bamboo?

Bamboo is a remarkable and highly versatile natural resource. For many centuries it has been utilised in Asia in a range of uses, including in cooking, construction, transport, textiles and medicine. It is only relatively recently that the Western world has discovered how bamboo offers a wide range of benefits and an eco-friendly solution to many of our modern requirements.  Bamboo is, quite simply, a wonderful, green resource that is hugely beneficial both to the way we want to live our lives and to the environment.


Bamboo is amazing – it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow a whopping 120cm per day! It is a naturally prolific and resilient plant, which does not need fertilisers to boost its growth, or pesticides since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This marks it out from cotton or timber, which needs to be replanted at every harvest and requires extensive spraying and watering to achieve optimal growth.

Eco Friendly

Since bamboo requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, it is an environmental wonder-plant. As if this were not enough, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality. Cotton farming, on the other hand, famously requires extensive irrigation and chemical spraying – a single cotton T-shirt can use up to 2700 litres of water in the growing process!  Bamboo is by far the greener option.


Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind. Once you have no further use for a bamboo product you can rest easy, knowing that it will return to the Earth leaving minimal environmental impact. Plastic, on the other hand, will continue to clog up the ecosystem for the remainder of your lifetime, your children’s lifetime and your grandchildren’s lifetime.  So much better to enjoy a product that has a small environmental footprint and leaves barely a trace.

Making Bamboo Fibre

Bamboo fibre can be used to make exceptional modern textiles.  Our clothing, such as our bamboo socks, is made from 100% bamboo fibre and the fabric is also used in bed linen, duvet covers towels and much more.  Bamboo can also be blended with cotton, hemp or even Lycra as required.

So, how is it made?  In order to produce high-quality bamboo fabric, a process must be used which uses sodium hydroxide, also known as caustic soda, to break down the ‘woody’ bamboo. Crushed bamboo is soaked in the chemical to produce cellulose. There is some concern that sodium hydroxide is a harmful chemical, but when used responsibly it has absolutely no effect on the environment and workers’ health. It is routinely used in the processing of organic cotton into fibre and is approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association. It is also widely used in everything from soap production to food preparation. Moreover it does not remain as a residue on bamboo clothing since it easily washes away.

Ultimately, however, manufacturers are continuing to look into ever greener ways of producing bamboo fibre in the future.  It may not be a 100% eco-friendly product from start to finish, but we firmly believe that it is currently the best choice of material that we can make.

Making Bamboo Hardwood/Ply

Bamboo can also be formed into a construction material when it is cut and then laminated into sheets and planks. This clever process entails cutting stalks of bamboo into thin strips, planing them flat, then boiling and drying the strips.  Finally, they are then glued, pressed and finished.  They have long been popular in China and Japan and have only caught on in the West since the mid-1990s.  The highest quality bamboo laminate flooring is exceptionally durable and has even proven to be up to three times harder than oak, plus it can look very attractive when used as décor in the home.

Bamboo in the Bedroom

Use bamboo in the bedroom and enjoy extra soft and durable sheets, pillowcases, doona covers, towels and more.


  • Super-soft – Made from 100% bamboo fibre, they are far softer than any high thread count cotton sheets.
  • Highly durable – In our twill-woven bamboo sheets softness comes with built-in strength.
  • Year-round comfort – Bamboo fibre is thermo-regulating, which means our sheets will keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
  • Well-fitting – Even after many washes, or putting them in the drier (not recommended due to shrinkage), they still fit your bed.
  • Kind to sensitive skin – Naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and more absorbent than cotton making them excellent against your skin.


Our founders built the Eastman House Brand on the tradition of developing quality sleep products to meet the comfort and support needs of our customers. Today, we are continuing that tradition of giving you the best choice for a better night’s sleep on a mattress that will cradle you in elegant comfort for many years.


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