Bamboo fibre is an extremely soft and comfortable material.

This makes bamboo clothing a great fit for those with sensitive skin. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic as it is not treated with chemical finishes to obtain any of its great performance qualities. People who have allergic reactions from certain fabrics or chemicals will be free from worry with bamboo clothing.

Please note that when bamboo is turned into viscose or rayon, then possibly toxic chemicals may have been used. This process is far from eco-friendly, and the fabric that it creates may not be better for the environment than other types of fabric. However, there are industry practices that don’t involve harsh chemicals, and we at All Naturals aim to make an exclusive selection of eco-friendly and non‑harmful bamboo products.

Bamboo absorbs and evaporates moisture quickly, making it the perfect fabric for outdoor activities. Bamboo's antibacterial properties resist the growth of bacteria and fungus that can help produce smell in synthetic fabrics.

Bamboo provides natural sun protection due to the composition of its fibres. It is more breathable than cotton and synthetic fabrics as the micro gaps in bamboo allow air to permeate through the clothing so that you can stay cool and comfortable.

Bamboo rayon will have variable durability depending on what other materials it’s blended with.

Bamboo is used to make dishes, chopsticks, furniture and musical instruments. In addition, it is frequently made into paper, fishing rods, cutting boards, and even filters for water desalination. It can be used for bamboo flooring, decking, decorative panelling, and siding. It has variety of applications. 

Is Bamboo an expensive fabric?

Genuine bamboo fabric that is made using mechanical methods, however, is almost always more expensive than cotton, but it may be more affordable than forms of luxury cotton like Egyptian cotton, Pima cotton, and Supima cotton.

What Is Rayon Bamboo?

The word “rayon” is used to describe a semi-synthetic fiber made from plant matter such as wood. Rayon fabrics can be made from many different plants, so just because you see the word “rayon” on a fabric label doesn’t mean the fabric is made from bamboo. If you see “rayon bamboo” or “bamboo rayon,” then the fabric is rayon made from bamboo pulp.

Originally invented as an alternative to expensive silk fabrics, rayon is sometimes described as “artificial silk,” because it usually has a silky-soft texture. However, rayon is much less expensive than silk, not to mention more eco-friendly.

What Is Viscose Bamboo?

Like rayon, the word “viscose” refers to fabric made from plant cellulose. It’s similar to the word “viscous,” which describes the viscous liquid containing plant cellulose that gets regenerated into fibers to make fabric. And like rayon fabric, viscose fabric doesn’t always contain bamboo. If a label says “viscose bamboo” or “bamboo viscose,” then it’s viscose from bamboo fabric.

So, the words “rayon” and “viscose” essentially mean the same thing: fibers from plants that get used to make fabric, or artificial silk. The viscose process is basically the same as the rayon process. Rayon and viscose are both less expensive and more environmentally-friendly than silk, but they have a soft, smooth texture similar to that of silk.

In fact, sometimes you’ll see the phrase “viscose rayon,” which means the same thing as either word by itself. This simply refers to a fabric made from plant cellulose, and you may see it on the label of a bamboo fabric.

At this point, you may be wondering why two different terms exist to describe the same type of fabric. The reason is historical: The term “rayon” was coined in the US, where it’s still more commonly used, while the term “viscose” is more popular in the rest of the world. So rayon fabrics are more likely manufactured in the US, while viscose fabrics may be made elsewhere.

What About the Percentage of Bamboo?

Another key term you’ll often see alongside “viscose” or “rayon” is a percentage of bamboo. This is important because ⁠— as we saw earlier ⁠— neither term necessarily refers only to pure bamboo. But viscose made from pure bamboo feels and acts very different from bamboo blends. So when you’re shopping for bamboo, be sure to look at the percentage.