Bamboo is at the very heart of Lotties Eco, and you will find us singing its praises at every opportunity. With less environmental impact than many materials and remarkable properties, we hope you’ll fall in love with it too.
Our bamboo is made up of 95% organic bamboo viscose, and 5% elastane, giving it that perfect stretch. Bamboo stalks grow about 12 inches a day and produce 35% more oxygen than the average tree. This makes it a natural, renewable source. The production process has a far lesser impact than cotton, using 20 times less water to grow.
Bamboo also has a much higher yield; one acre of bamboo yields 10 times more than cotton. This means the gap between supply and demand is significantly reduced. The stalks are processed into fibres, which are then spun into yarns and woven into the fabric, which makes its way to our studio (from the country of origin).
We are constantly amazed by the properties of bamboo, and love to let you in on its secrets. Its breathability helps to regulate your body temperature, leaving you feeling fresher for longer. This in turn encourages less washing, great for the environment and your busy schedule!
Bamboo is also known to have anti-bacterial qualities, making it a real treat for your skin. Many customers love how soft the fabric is and are impressed with how it remains so throughout the wear and tear of daily life. The strong fibres combined with elastane allow for a controlled stretch which moves in sync with your body, from fitness to leisure.
Please note that like all materials, there is a small chance you may be allergic or sensitive to the fabric. If your skin feels itchy or irritated, discontinue wearing.
The bamboo we sell is bamboo viscose manufacturer with the closed loop process. Closed loop means any harmful by-products are kept within the factory to be treated and reused where possible. The main fear around viscose are by-products being let into rivers, China is fast becoming a market leader in cleaner ways and we use an ethical market leader to produce our fabric.
Our bamboo textiles are certified the following independent certifications:
What is Bamboo Fabric?
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of bamboo grass. The Bamboo used to produce fabrics (not the same as Panda food) is easily replenished and requires no pesticides to grow. Bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable plants because it grows quickly and does not require chemicals or irrigation and biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics. Bamboo viscose is made by dissolving pulp bamboo into its cellulose component and then spun into viscose fibres.