Bamboo Cate Skirt
We really like this lovely Bamboo Cate Skirt. Cut slightly on the cross for maximum drape, super comfortable fabric fold over top, great for altering the length. A good quality heavy weight jersey has been used in this design. If you work in an office this is a great skirt, as it looks sophisticated and smart all the while hiding that you are supremely comfortable.
WHY WE LOVE BAMBOO
Strong as steel, yet … soft as silk. Bamboo is versatile but that’s not all…
- Remarkably Soft
- Light and Breathable
- Thermal regulating
- Natural Deodorization
- Moisture Wicking
- UV Protection
Bamboo is a grass and it has been documented that it can grow up to 75 ft in 60 days, that’s super-fast. We believe bamboo makes an exceptional alternative to cotton or trees as a fibre as it uses very little water or space to grow. Most bamboo plantations rely on natural rainfall alone and being a clumping plant, it uses minimal space and actually aids in stabilising soil erosion with it compact root system. What is astonishing is that per acre, the yield of bamboo against cotton is 10 times greater, and here’s a little reality check, it takes an incredible 5,000 litres of water to produce enough cotton to make just one pair of jeans, that’s a lot of water. Bamboo is naturally resistant to pests, there for very little to no pesticides are ever used. Harvesting does not uproot the plant, unlike cotton and tree plantations were the entire plant is cut down, the soil is ploughed and planting begins again, when harvesting bamboo, the stalks are chopped off and the remainder of the plant is left to re-shoot. The manufacturing of bamboo into a fibre is a labour-some process but an amazing one; you can view the process here. After it has been manufactured into a fibre, there are some astounding attributes about bamboo that many do not know about.
Once processed bamboo becomes a round cellulose fibre that is highly absorbent, lightweight, breathable and exceptional soft, because of this it is highly regarded by people with sensitive skin types, as it is non-irritating and thermal regulating. Medical companies are also turning towards to use of bamboo fibre, not only because of it gentleness on the skin but also because of the Kun (a natural antimicrobial property) that is present in bamboo even after it has been manufactured into a fibre. There are reports that 70% of bacteria place on bamboo fibre died, due to the Kun present. Bacteria are also known to be the cause of most body odour in humans. There have been studies and reports where sufferers of athlete’s foot (also known as tinea) have noted a huge improvement and or complete healing of their condition just by wearing socks that contained up to 70% bamboo fibre. Something else to consider is bamboos UV protection. Again studies showing bamboo fabrics are 60% better at screening out the sun’s harmful UV rays, than cotton alone.
Here at Hooked On Bamboo we are striving to find suppliers who use the highest content of bamboo in their products to ensure our customers are getting the best that bamboo has to offer. We feel that once you start wearing bamboo clothing and using bamboo linen you may just become HOOKED !!