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Why Bamboo is F A B U L O U S !!!

Following up from yesterday’s blog on cloth nappies, I thought today I would give you a bit more information on bamboo and why it is fabulous for fabric, especially for cloth nappies and MummaLilah pads. I have listed just a few of the basic points about the pros of bamboo, but if you google something like “qualities of bamboo fabric” you will get a stack of results.
WHY IS BAMBOO BRILLIANT FOR THE ETHICAL & EARTH AWARE?

· Grows quicker than trees and yields within 4 or 5 years. It can also be selectively harvested.
· Plantations can be established at a small cost & builds up the skills of local farmers.
· Bamboo is excellent for restoring degraded lands.
· Bamboo can be intercropped with vegetables and the whole bamboo plant can be used for rural livelihood; from construction & animal fodder to crafts.

MummaLilah Pads with a Bamboo Core & Cotton Outer
Julilah Drib Bib with Bamboo front and PUL backed.

WHY IS BAMBOO BRILLIANT FOR BABY PRODUCTS?

· It is highly water absorbent; able to take up three times its weight in water.
· Wicks moisture away from the skin to evaporate.
· Fibres are naturally smooth & round, meaning that there are no spurs to irritate the skin.
· It has a proven anti-bacterial agent called “bamboo kun”. This and the tight molecular structure of bamboo gives it anti-bacterial and bacteriostatic properties. This does not diminish after washing, in fact some testing has shown that this increases over time.


Filed under: Eco/Green, Products Tagged: Cleaning, Green Products, Handmade