Clalacc uses bamboo fiber fabric to make sun-protective clothing.
We choose bamboo material because it meets important criteria such as UV protection, is environmentally friendly and allows to bring to consumers high quality products.
Bamboo fiber fabric has many benefits that you should know. Not only is it soft and comfortable, but it's also antibacterial and biodegradable. However, bamboo fiber fabric also has some disadvantages, in order to better understand the advantages and disadvantages of bamboo fiber, let's explore more in this article.
10 advantages of bamboo fiber fabric
1. Sun protection up to 98% of UV rays
Bamboo fiber fabric has the ability to block UV rays 41.6 times better than other fabrics, light penetration is only 0.6 % , sun protection index UPF 50+.
2. Antibacterial, deodorizing
Bamboo contains chlorophyll, which deodorizes body sweat, inhibits the activity of bacteria and mold by up to 75%.
3. Good sweat absorption
Bamboo fiber fabric helps your skin always feel comfortable and dry by its ability to absorb sweat well. This makes bamboo fabric perfect for sportswear or underwear, as it is much more absorbent and breathable than cotton.
The bamboo fibers are tightly packed inside and have many grooves on the surface. The entire surface is hygroscopic, so the water absorption capacity is 3-4 times higher than that of cotton fabric. But at the same time, in fact, bamboo clothes dry twice as fast as cotton clothes.
Bamboo fiber fabric offers excellent ventilation and breathability thanks to the micro-perforations in the fabric. You will feel fresher for longer and this helps to limit the amount of washing, so the clothes also last longer.
5. Air conditioning
Bamboo fiber fabric is naturally cool to the touch, has good insulation, so it keeps the body cool in hot weather.
With similar properties it helps you keep warm on cold windy days. This is thanks to the cross-sectional fibers that retain heat, ensuring that bamboo fibers are warmer than cotton fibers when the temperature drops.
6. Safe for even sensitive skin
Natural bamboo does not need to use pesticides or any harmful chemicals, so it will not cause irritation. Studies show that bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic and safe for even sensitive skin.
7. Super soft
The bamboo fiber fabric is so soft and smooth that it feels like it's gliding on the skin. This is due to the smooth rounded structure of the bamboo fiber with no sharp or rough elements that cause irritation.
8. Less wrinkles
It is surprising that the bamboo fiber fabric does not wrinkle easily even after washing. It is really suitable for those who are afraid to use an iron.
9. Sustainable development
Bamboo grows faster than any other plant, even being recorded by the Guinness Book of Records. While wood takes about 10 years to commercialize, bamboo can be harvested, processed and commercialized in about 2-3 years.
Water is all bamboo needs to grow, no pesticides or chemical fertilizers. In addition, the exploitation of bamboo does not affect the ecosystem because of its rapid growth. When mature bamboo is cut down for production, the bare ground will be an opportunity for young bamboo shoots to grow.
10. Environmentally friendly
An important point that environmental lovers care about is the degradability of the fabric. Produced by advanced technology, limiting the use of chemicals, bamboo fiber fabric is also capable of self-degrading after 5 years, minimizing the amount of garment waste that is harmful to the environment.
In addition, it also contributes to the production of more oxygen and absorption of carbon dioxide, helping to reduce the greenhouse effect.
3 disadvantages of fabric
1. The price is higher than other fabrics
Unfortunately, most bamboo fabrics cost more than other fabrics. In some cases, the price of bamboo fiber fabric is 3-5 times more expensive than ordinary fabric material. That is why the price of Clalac products is higher than that of specialized garments of the same type.
2. Long drying time
It is a pity that bamboo fiber fabrics do not dry quickly because of their good absorbency, so when you wash bamboo fiber clothes, they will absorb a large amount of water and need time to evaporate.
3. Vulnerable to contractions
After washing, bamboo fibers are more prone to shrinking than linen or other stiff fabrics.
Through the above advantages and disadvantages, Clalac decided to choose a combination of 55% bamboo + 40% cvc (high value cotton fiber) + 5% spandex for our garment materials to keep the properties. good as well as reduce some limitations of bamboo fiber.We use reliable, traceable fabrics and come with supplier certifications including:
- GOTs - Global Organic Textile Standard : the global standard for organic textiles. GOTs evaluate strictly controlled organic fibers from raw material input to finished product to meet strict standards of environmental and social balance.
- GRS - Global recycle standard: global recycling standard, 3rd party certification for: recycled components, closed production process, chemical restriction, product life cycle...
- OEK-TEX 100 : a global certificate that ensures raw materials and finished products in the textile industry do not contain harmful substances.
- In addition, we have traceability tags for fabrics supplied by Greenyarn. Among them must be mentioned UVYarntech tag - a certification tag of 98% UV protection standard for Greenyarn's sunscreen Bamboo fabric, granted by the Vietnam Textile and Garment Research Institute.