Before we get into the details of our manufacturing process, I'll start with a short list of key advantages of bamboo fabric.
List of Advantages
Body Temperature Advantages: All Watuko Headgear bamboo fabric is made with "micro-gaps". This is ideal for natural ventilation because the micro-gaps trap cool air when in warmer temperatures and reversely traps warm air in colder temperatures. This is why our headgear is so ideal for all seasons. This can't be overstated, and it's the reason our headgear is so popular with people who have active, outdoor lifestyles.
Natural Moisture Wicking Advantages: Bamboo fabric 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton. This means it naturally wicks, absorbing perspiration away from your skin. A key factor in making sure you feel comfortable. The reason bamboo fabric excels in this regard is due to it's naturally porous nature.
Lack of Pesticides In Cultivation: Cotton is arguably on of the worst offenders in regards to crop spraying. The amount of pesticides used in the cultivation of cotton (and other fabrics on the market) is mind boggling, stressing the earth's ecosystem. However, the bamboo plant is naturally resistant to pests and disease.
Silky Soft: Well made bamboo clothing is best described at "feeling like cashmere or silk to the touch". This is why all Watuko Headgear feels like, looks like, and wears like luxury clothing.
Lack of Skin Irritation Advantage: Bamboo fabric naturally lays flat on your skin; unlike most fabrics. This is why it feels like cashmere or silk against your skin, and why it's the perfect fabric for people who have sensitive skin.
Non-Odor Advantage: Bamboo fabric is naturally anti-bacterial. This means you can wear Watuko Headgear knowing it's always expelling odors. Of course, like all clothing, you will be washing your multi functional tube, beanie/slouch, or headband periodically; but the frequency of washing won't be as intense as with other fabrics. This also extends the life of your head-wear.
Bamboo Fabric Manufacturing Process
Step 1: Harvesting the bamboo - Here is a video showing the first step which is harvesting the raw material of bamboo.
- bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet
- it has been recorded growing at an amazing 47.6 inches in a 24 hour period
- when bamboo is harvested, it will continue to grow new shoots from its root system
- there is no additional planting or cultivation
- bamboo requires no chemicals, pesticides or fertilizer to grow and thrive.