Discover the ADKN materials: Bamboo
The most eco-friendly and one of the softest fabrics on the planet, without any of the nasty toxic chemicals. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world, making it an extremely sustainable option. It requires very little water to grow and is 100% biodegradable. Due to its natural unique properties, bamboo does not require any pesticides or fertilisers, as the plant takes care of its own pest problems. As a result, you're given very soft, hypoallergenic and antibacterial materials, that even protect you from the harmful UVs.
How is it produced?
A natural textile, bamboo fiber is made from the pulp of bamboo grass, separated into thin threads, then spun and dyed for weaving. There are no harmful chemical substances used in this process, apart from sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), which is used to break down the harsh parts of the bamboo. This chemical is, however, not harmful to the environment or the workers when used responsibly. Our bamboo materials are approved by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and the Soil Association. No residue of the sodium hydroxide is found on the clothes, as it washes away very easily.
Why is it special?
Given the production process is free of harsh, polluting chemicals, the fabric has a very smooth, almost silk-like, feeling. Moreover, with no toxic chemicals being used and no harsh residue remaining in the finished material, this fabric is hypoallergenic, perfect for sensitive skin.
Bamboo is a very versatile plant, being used for centuries in Asia, be it in cooking, construction, textiles or medicine. In the most recent years, this marvellous plant has caught the attention of the rest of the world, due to its green and sustainable properties.
As a result of an antibacterial and bacteriostatic bio-agent bamboo possesses called “Bamboo Kun”, which allows the plant to grow without pesticides or fertilisers, bamboo fabric is also antibacterial and antifungal. This helps you have healthier and more hygienic garments, whilst feeling fresher and odor free for longer.
Bamboo fiber also presents micro-gaps which help the material regulate moisture and ventilation, making the fabric extremely breathable. It therefore keeps you cooler in the heat, and warms you up in the cold. Talk about an all-season-er.
Our bamboo fabrics are made from bamboo pulp mixed with organic cotton and recycled PET, produced with great care and quality, whilst avoiding the use of toxic chemicals. The softness of the fabric closely resembles that of velvet, giving your clothes a luxurious look and feel. Bamboo fabric is also anti-static, so don’t worry about your dress clinging to you when you least expected.
Our bamboo fabrics are also Oeko-Tex 100 certified.
WHY WE LOVE BAMBOO
One of the fastest growing plants in the world, it replenishing within a year of being harvested.
Soft and Luxurious
The softest material with hypoallergenic properties - perfect for sensitive skin.
It's Very Green
Bamboo absorbs more CO2 than cotton, releasing O2. It also requires no toxic, harmful chemicals.
It Lasts Longer
A very durable fabric, bamboo clothing keep their shape and last longer.
Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable, leaving minimal environmental impact.
Perfect year-round; keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
It Saves Water
Bamboo requires very little water to grow. Sometimes just the rain water it receives is sufficient for it to flourish.
Requires less dye than cotton, but colours are more vivid and longer lasting.