Bamboo Swing Dress
So Comfortable… So Soft…
The ultimate Dress in comfort. The Bamboo Swing Dress is perfect for hot weather, with a tank singlet top style and then flowing bottom to this dress makes it float – with no clingy bits !! Get a layered look in the cooler months by layering this dress with our Bamboo Leggings or with our Bamboo Long Sleeve Tops.
Features of the Bamboo Swing Dress :
- A flattering scoop neckline
- A free flowing relaxed fit
- Falls to the knees
- Superbly Soft
- Versatile for any occasion
A fantastic addition to your travel wardrobe this piece can be dressed up for evening or dressed down for the beach or shopping. Add a belt to the waist line to bring the dress in for a more snug look. Our Bamboo Duster Jackets would be a great addition to team up with the Bamboo Swing dress in the cooler months or extra arm warmth.
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 know 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 suns 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 !!