The story of our Bamboo fabric
The journey to find our Bamboo fabric
Julia's personal story
The founder Julia Washbourne herself has a sensitive skin and from time to time suffers from allergies and skin irritations, therefore she was on a mission to find the most suitable bed sheets and towels for sensitive skin. Since we spend 30% of our time in bed and use towels every day, she thought it so important to use a high quality fabric that is gentle towards the skin. Having worked previously as a Product Manager and Purchasing Manager of home and lifestyle products for a Germany company (that sent her to Hong Kong in 2006), she had come across bamboo fiber socks and bamboo fiber towels and just found them to be soothing and calming on her skin.
Not finding many options in 2010, and especially none that were reasonably priced, Julia decided to start her own bamboo bedding, towel and t-shirt collection.
Being used to complying with German standards, norms and strict quality control processes, Julia searched for the best manufacturing partner to start to work with on her new products.
Securing an excellent quality supply chain
Therefore being a pioneer and leader in bamboo bed sheets since 2010, Bamboa has worked incessantly to gain access to every part of the supply chain, starting with the source, the bamboo forests to the processing of bamboo into the bamboo yarn to the weaving into bed sheets.
Bamboa uses 100% bamboo fibers that derive from the sustainable bamboo forests.
Environmental friendly process
Bamboo is considered a weed and is the fastest growing plant on the planet, whereby it doesn’t require any irrigation or pesticides to grow, versus cotton that is an incredibly wasteful und unsustainable crop which requires gallons of pesticides and also water to grow.
Bamboa uses the latest and most environmental production process for the bamboo fiber, which is called Lyocell (has
The bamboo lyocell method doesn’t use any toxic substances or chlorine containing bleached and 98% of the water used for the production is recycled in s closed loop system.
Bamboo lyocell's benefits
This newly developed bamboo lyocell is a high-end form of bamboo textile that has the following benefits:
100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell in a 300 thread count which is equal to 1000 cotton thread count.
- Extremely soft and silky texture
- Thermo-regulating (feels cool in the Summer and warm in the winter)
- Hypoallergenic (perfect for sensitive skin)
- Naturally Anti-bacterial and Odour Resistant, they stay fresh longer
- Biodegradable textile material and water saving textile
- Easy to machine wash
How to care for bamboo fabric
Wash maximum 40 degrees C with mild detergent
No need for softener
Do not bleach – Use baking soda instead!
Hang dry or tumble dry on lowest temperature
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