How is Bamboo Fabric Hypoallergenic, Antibacterial + Antimicrobial?
Bamboo contains an antibacterial and bacteriostatic bio-agent called "Bamboo Kun", which is what allows it to naturally grow in the wild without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.
There have been studies on whether or not this anti-bacterial benefit remains when bamboo is manufactured into fabric. The Japan Textile Inspection Association (JTIA) completed a study that claims that even after 50 industrial washes, bamboo sheets showed a 70% effectiveness of antibacterial properties.
The China Industrial Testing Center completed a similar study, where bamboo fabric was tested over a 24 hour incubation period with the bacterial strain Staphylococcus aureous. Their results showed after a 24 hour period, the 100% bamboo fabric showed a 99.8% kill rate.
These reports suggest bamboo may be an ideal fabric to use on eczema skin which is often inflamed and even infected.
The bamboo fabrics used by BambooYou have passed Oeko-Tex 100 Class 1 testing which means that they are free from harmful substances, manufactured to cause the least possible harm to the environment and safe to use for baby, children's or sensitive skin products.
The fiber that makes up our signature bamboo fabrics are round and naturally smooth with no sharp spurs that will irritate sensitive skin. This makes it perfect for babies with eczema or anyone who may suffer allergic reactions to other types of fabrics like cotton or hemp. This is also why bamboo fabric feels so soft! BambooYou fabrics are naturally moisture wicking and less abrasive than most other fabrics!
Learn more about the moisture wicking properties here!