Bamboo terry towelling fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Produced from the environmentally sustainable bamboo plant, it is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet with some species growing almost a metre a day. Bamboo terry towelling has grown in popularity because of its many unique properties and sustainability.
Bamboo has highly water absorbent qualities which bamboo fabric is able to retain, which, in-turn, helps to reduce the bacteria’s that live on the fabric. Light and strong, the antibacterial properties of this fabric means that many people who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibres, such as wool or hemp, do not complain of this issue with bamboo. This very soft fabric can be worn directly next to the skin, without causing irritation. Also, the insulating properties of bamboo fabric mean it will keep the wearer cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
Due to its absorption qualities, bamboo terry towelling fabric has become the most popular fabric for nappy making. Bamboo terry towelling is also used in bedding and clothing as it is more absorbent than cotton but dries just as quickly. The versatility of the bamboo fabric makes it an excellent choice for clothing, baby products and towelling.