Bamboo is one of the most successful plants on the planet
Bamboo holds records for the fastest growing plant on the earth, reaching up to 35 inches of growth per day. In fact, it is considered a grass and grows in every continent on earth apart from Antarctica.
After the blast of 1945 in Hiroshima, bamboo was one of the first plants to re-sprout. It has also survived through natural disasters such as Hurricane Ivan and Katrina.
Because bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, no pesticides or fertilisers are needed for it to grow.
Bamboo is an excellent carbon sink. It has been found to reduce carbon both in the air and soil extremely efficiently. It produces 30% more oxygen than trees. An acre of bamboo can fix about 25 metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide per year.
This unique and understated plant is a significantly more sustainable alternative to cotton and linen. It is no secret that the farming of cotton uses large quantities of water, land and pesticides. Cotton harvesting and re-planting causes soil degradation as well as wide spread pollution from pesticides. Although organic cotton farming strives to solve some of these issues, the organic plants produce a smaller yield meaning more plants and more land are needed to farm the same amount.
Unlike cotton and linen, bamboo has self-regenerating properties. It will regenerate from its own roots instead of needing to be re-planted every season.
Our fibre is a regenerated cellulosic fibre produced from bamboo. That means that it is crushed into a pulp and converted into fibres using a closed chemical process.
It is softer than cotton, with a texture similar to a blend of cashmere and silk. Our bedding is vegan as it comes from plants rather than silk worms or animal wool.
Because the cross-section of the fibre is filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, it has much better moisture absorption and ventilation; its moisture absorbency is twice that of cotton with extraordinary soil release.
Bamboo fibre does not contain free electrons making it anti-static, so it fits very well next to the human skin without clinging to it. It just flows lightly over the body.
Bamboo fibre has excellent natural functions. It is both anti-bacterial and deodorising in nature. Bamboo can thrive naturally without the use of pesticides as it is seldom eaten by pests or infected by pathogen.
Scientists have found that bamboo contains a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent named ‘bamboo kun’. This substance is maintained in the finished bamboo fabric as it is bound tightly to the bamboo cellulose molecule. Bacteria will propagate rapidly in cotton and other fibres obtained from wood pulp, forming bad smell and even cause early degradation of the fibre in some cases. But almost 75% is killed after 24 hours in bamboo fibre.
Our vegan, organic bamboo bedding is silky, buttery and wonderfully breathable. It's micro-gaps give the bedding incredible temperature regulating properties which play a huge part in a comfortable and consistent nights sleep.
The anti-microbial properties of our bamboo fabric ensure our silky bedding is gentle on those with allergies and sensitive skin or acne.
The benefits of a good night sleep are endless. From reduced stress and anxiety to improved readiness and memory, good sleep is a key to wellness.
At Napp. we have experienced the difference a beautiful set of heat regulating, soft, breathable sheets can have on our sleep. There is no going back!
Subrata Das, in Performance of Home Textiles, 2010