Bamboo + Sleepy Foxes + Thistle + Airplanes

Bamboo + Sleepy Foxes + Thistle + Airplanes

1st Aug 2018

There isn't anything more comfortable then the dreamy texture of our Bamboo line. The fabric is incredibly soft, cooling, and will make you want to cuddle the day (and night) away. Pair this fabric with our new prints and you will be set for lovely dreams of vintage airplanes, sleepy foxes, and whimsical thistle. Not into the dreamy prints? Our Bamboo collection has a solid caramel, thyme, and vanilla that is interchangeable to mix and match with just about anything. The rich tones of the solids make mixing the collection effortless.

This collection will be landing on our site this week. But, enough talk already, here is a sneak peek of the collection.


Okay, so you've fallen in love with the prints or even the solids but maybe you're wondering what is bamboo?

Bamboo fabric is a 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. 

There are some amazing advantages to Bamboo such as;

Eco Advantage
Bamboo is a powerhouse when it comes to protecting the planet’s resources. Maturing in only two years, it doesn’t require fertilizer or pesticides to grow quickly and strongly. 

Built in Temperature Control
In textile form bamboo retains many of the properties it has as a plant. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up to three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. This makes it great for both hot and cool climates, bamboo clothing offers built-in temperature control. It traps warm air in its cross-sectional fibers to keep you warm in the winter, while its breathable nature and wicking properties keep moisture at bay for greater comfort in hot times.

CPSIA Tested
Our Bamboo clothing has been tested by SGS a CPSIA certified testing agency for harmful phthalates, lead and other safety issues. 

Texture
Bamboo can look like silk and have an extraordinarily soft hand-feel. 


What is your bamboo clothing made from?

We use a blend of 96% bamboo viscose and 4% Lycra that creates a super silky and easy to wear textile.


Where does bamboo come from? 

There are over 1,000 species of bamboo growing throughout the world. You can find wild bamboo growing in Central America, South America, South Africa, India, East Asia, Japan and the north of Australia. Globally, bamboo covers approximately 49 million acres of the world’s surface. We source our Bamboo from China, which is where bamboo textiles almost exclusively come from.


Is the process used to manufacture bamboo textiles harmful to the environment?

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plant on earth with a growth rate of over 12 inches per day.It is tremendously strong and pest resistant. No fertilizers, pesticides or irrigation is required. Bamboo does not require replanting. The shoots are cut to their base and the bamboo re-grows from new shoots.


How should I wash my Bamboo clothing? 

Please wash in cold water and tumble dry on low. Also, take care to not wash or dry with zippers, velcro or other adornments. Woolite, Dreft or Free and Clear are recommended as is using hang drying and flat drying when possible.