Lullaboo is made of Bamboo Viscose soft and silky on your baby’s skin.
Bamboo is environmentally kind and sustainable Bamboo grows wild without the aid of fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides, unlike cotton, which is one of the most intensely sprayed crops in the world. Bamboo protects one of our more valuable resources, water. Being one of the fastest growing plants in the world, bamboo needs very little water to grow, much less than cotton. On the other hand, after (the) harvest, it needs no replanting, leaving a blanket of plants and roots on the soil. This cover maintains the structure of it and avoids the huge evaporation of water from soil. Crops like cotton leave the soil exposed for a few months after the harvest, during which the sun can act directly over (the soil) it, increasing the evaporation of water. Also, by maintaining a cover over the soil, it helps prevent landslides and water erosion, very common in these areas.
Compared to similar strand of trees, bamboo absorbs 45% more carbon dioxide from the air, offering greater greenhouse gas conversion to oxygen.
The bamboo we use does not come from natural bamboo forests that are the panda’s natural habitat. We produce our clothes with bamboo viscose that comes from farms in Sichuan province, West China.
Soft and silky on your skin. Bamboo viscose has remarkable qualities that can make your and your family’s life, healthier, safer, softer, blissfully better…
Bamboo fabric is naturally hypoallergenic. This is an enormous benefit to people who suffer from allergies.
Bamboo is naturally antifungal and antibacterial. It contains bamboo kun,a bio-agent, which has natural antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-odor properties. It will keep clothes in contact with your skin, free of bacteria and prevent them from spreading. According to researches by the Japan Textile Inspection Association, it will retain its properties after being processed into viscose or even after fifty washes.
Bamboo has insulating qualities due to its unique capillary structure, keeping us warm in winter but cool in summer. Still, it also has a high breathability.
Bamboo clothing absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton. Fabric made from bamboo viscose is a natural moisture wicking agent. The gaps and holes within the fiber allow for ventilation and absorption, keeping you dry at all time. Bamboo clothing can be stored and will remain dry and odor free, showing its strong mildew resistance, unlike cotton.
Bamboo gives you extra comfort and softness. Bamboo fabric is actually very soft and has a silky feel in your skin. People with skin allergies or just sensitive skin may benefit from this because of its soft and fresh feel.
Bamboo is easy to care for and has good durability. Depending if the fabric is a blend of cotton, clothes can be washed in cold or warm water and tumble or line dried. Usually products that are made totally from bamboo fabric tend to dry twice as fast as other fabrics, needing less dryer or hanging time. Its yarn is durable and holds very well color. In addition, it is naturally more wrinkle-resistant than cotton, and though it might require ironing after washing, bamboo fabric can be ironed at a lower temperature than cotton.
How is bamboo viscose made?
Bamboo fabric is made from the pulp of bamboo. In order to make viscose, the pulp is crushed and soaked in sodium hydroxide, a chemical that is believed not to harm the environment when used properly. This breaks down the walls of the plant and allows the fiber to be extracted. The cellulose is then forced through a machine and the resulting long fibers go into a bath where they hardened.
The fiber is then spun into a yarn that is then woven into the desired fabric, such as interlock, jersey, etc. Sometimes bamboo is woven with cotton or modal in order to give the fabric more stability and color variations.
We are aware that in order to produce bamboo fabric, a chemical process is involved. This is the same chemical used in nearly all cotton fabrics, including organic cotton. Other activities, such as food production, soap making, or the manufacturing of biodiesel, also use sodium hydroxide (caustic soda). Unfortunately there are yet no other options for the production of bamboo fabric but we believe that soon a chemical free process will be created. Still, bamboo fabric is clearly the most ecofriendly option of fabrics in the market now. From the land to you, it has almost no negative environmental impact, and it is clearly a much more ecofriendly alternative to cotton.