Bamboo - just how absorbent is it and how does it wick moisture?
It boils down to the structure of the fiber in its raw state.
One of the great attributes of bamboo fiber is that it is very
unique in that the individual fibers have cross sections filled with
micro-holes and micro-gaps. This gives viscose from bamboo fabric the ability to absorb
moisture, 3-4 times that of cotton. The same characteristics that give viscose from bamboo
fabric its absorbency also give it its amazing wicking abilities.
This benefit makes bamboo sheets, duvet covers, bath towels, bamboo shirts, bamboo socks and baby clothes exceptionally terrific!
In fact, Our supplier, the textile expert, has actually paid to have
a 3rd party independent laboratory testing done on bamboo fabric’s
wicking abilities. The results were very favorable. Being the textile expert
that he is, he informed us of how superior bamboo fabric is, even over some
synthetic, “athletic” fabrics which are specifically designed to wick moisture.
Though he was unable to obtain actual control samples, he will be scheduling
another laboratory test with a side-by-side comparison of fabrics, and plans to
make the actual results available to us to post here for you.
In the meanwhile, take a look at the scientific test results on bamboo's fabric hand outdoes cotton, which is also indicative of its absorbency as well.
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