Bamboo is one of the most sustainable plants on the planet, making it more eco-friendly to grow than cotton. The plant is one of the fastest-growing trees on the planet, and manufacturing bamboo product poses no substantial environmental threats because the source is easily renewable.
Bamboo can be made into a wide range of baby products, from bedsheets to plates and bowls, and many more. We have a look at why bamboo is better than cotton when it comes to buying blankets, swaddles, and bedsheets for your baby.
Minimal Crop Losses
Bamboo has always been grown without the need for pesticides, whereas non-organic cotton has been estimated to use 25 per cent of all chemical pesticides in the US alone.
While organic cotton has gone to great lengths to reduce its impact on the environment, it still requires consuming weeding strategies and pest control, and the crop produces far more waste than bamboo, which is naturally resistant to pests.
Bamboo Uses 1/3 less Water to Grow
Bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow than is necessary for cotton. Water is becoming more of a bounded commodity every day and many farmers don’t have the necessary water to grow their crops properly.
Stronger than Cotton
Bamboo is one of the strongest and most affordable fabrics to wear, sleep in or just cosy up against. Whether you are talking about a shirt or pants, or bed sheets or towels, bamboo will outlast cotton in keeping shape, strength, and durability three times over when cared for properly.
Softer than Cotton
Egyptian cotton is a very coveted fabric, which can make it very expensive. Viscose from bamboo has been compared to some of the most luxurious fabrics like silk and Egyptian cotton but costs much less.
Another benefit of this amazing soft material is that it is also hypo-allergenic and can be worn by anyone without causing any allergic reactions or skin irritation.
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