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The Best Fabric For Eczema: Cotton Vs. Tencel Vs. Bamboo Vs. Linen

Most clothing advice for eczema doesn’t go beyond recommending loose clothing that isn’t rough on your skin.

For those of us who live and deal with eczema on a daily basis, this is frustrating to say the least.

As it makes direct contact with the skin and forms a barrier between us and the elements, clothing is one of the most important things you can optimize to make living with eczema a little bit less annoying and a lot more comfortable and bearable.

On top of this, clothing can also be the source of many irritants and allergens that flare up eczema symptoms. 

As the skin barrier is delicate and damaged, anything that’s found in or on fabric is a potential irritant. This includes everything from detergents, dyes, and fragrances to pesticides, chemicals, and bacteria.   

Thankfully, as eczema is a common skin condition (affecting around 10-20% of the population) some clothing manufacturers are catching on and offering more and more natural fabrics processed in a way that’s safe for eczema and sensitive skin.

To find out which are the best fabrics for eczema, we put the most recommended to the test, including the likes of 100% cotton, Tencel, linen, and bamboo.

But before we get to the full breakdowns and comparisons of the fabrics, let’s take a look at the fabrics every eczema sufferer needs to know and avoid like the plague. 

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Why Synthetic Fabrics Are So Bad For Eczema

All fabrics are either natural, synthetic, or a blend of the two.

As opposed to natural fabrics that come from the natural materials of plants, animals, or minerals, synthetic fabrics are completely man-made using chemical processes.

Many synthetic fibers are made from petrochemicals, in other words, any chemical made from crude oil and natural gas. As these non-renewable resources are abundant (currently), cheap, and create long-lasting, durable materials, they have been strongly adopted by the clothing and fashion industry.

In fact, polyester, the most popular synthetic fabric, overtook cotton in 2002 to become the world’s most-used fabric (52% of global fiber production).

Plastic-based fibers for fabrics like polyester use an estimated 342 million barrels of oil every year. Recent studies also show that such fabrics shed microplastics into the water every time you wash them, accounting for 500,000 tonnes of plastic being washed into the water waste (the equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles each year).

Add this to the fact that synthetic fabrics are often treated with toxic chemicals like flame retardants, and it’s no wonder that covering your skin for hours and hours a day with such a material leads to irritation, dryness, and eczema flare-ups.

In one study from Stockholm University, researchers tested 60 garments from international clothing chains for four groups of toxic substances. The highest concentrations of two of the types of substances were found in polyester.

Synthetic fabrics may be soft, but they don’t allow your skin to breath, don’t absorb sweat or moisture, trap odors, and are therefore also a breeding ground for bacteria.

Common synthetic fabrics known to cause rashes, irritation, and other negative reactions include:

• Polyester
• Nylon
• Acrylic
• Rayon (Viscose)
• Spandex
• Modacrylic
• Rubber

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Wool & Merino Wool

Wool is a fabric made from the natural fibers of mammals such as goats, rabbits, alpacas, camels, and more. But mostly it’s made from sheep.

Despite being a fabric that’s typically made from all-natural fibers, wool is not recommended for people with eczema for one clear reason: it has a rough texture that can seriously irritate sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

Merino wool, on the other hand, is often recommended and proven effective for eczema. Merino wool fiber is much finer than traditional wool, meaning it’s much softer and gentler on the skin.

Like other natural fibers, merino wool is heat-regulating, meaning it can keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

The fabric is also praised due to lanolin (also known as wool wax), a natural oil that’s secreted from the glands of sheep to help keep their fur soft, moisturized, and protected from the sun.

However, whereas raw merino wool contains up to 25% of its weight in lanolin, most processed merino garments contain less than 1% unaltered lanolin.

The major downside of merino wool is its price. You can expect to pay 25%-50% more for merino wool garments than clothing of the same type made from other natural fabrics.

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Is 100% Cotton Good For Eczema?

If you ask a doctor what fabric or clothing is best for eczema, nine times out of ten they’re going to say cotton.

Cotton comes from a natural source, the cotton plant, is soft, cool, isn’t bad at absorbing moisture, easily washable, and, of course, pretty widely available.

However, when you look beyond its convenience and ubiquity, cotton is far from the best fabric for eczema. Perhaps the biggest warning sign is that the cotton industry is the third largest user of pesticides in the US. In a report by the Environmental Justice Foundation, cotton was found to use almost 1 kilogram of hazardous pesticides is used for every hectare of cotton.

Many manufacturers of cotton clothing also use Azo synthetic dyes as they’re cheap and effective. These dyes are banned in the EU due to their toxicity, but they are still widely found in the fast fashion industry. As they are water-soluble, they are easy for your skin to absorb and often lead to symptoms such as skin and eye irritation.

The result is that everything from pesticides to toxic dyes can be found in the average piece of cotton clothing hanging on the rack, warranting cotton with its title as the dirtiest crop in the world.

Organic cotton is a much better option than conventional cotton. However, organic cotton clothes still have to be dyed and finished, and this is often the most chemically intensive step in the process. The best cotton clothing for eczema is made from certified organic cotton, for example, by The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and that’s also certified by OEKO-TEX to ensure the finished product is free from harmful chemicals.

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Is Viscose (Rayon) Good For Eczema?

Viscose, also commonly known as rayon, is a fabric made from regenerated cellulose i.e. wood pulp. It is the world’s third most commonly used textile fiber (also used in things like bedding, carpets, cellophane, and sausage casing) and it’s typically made from trees such as eucalyptus, beech, and pine.

Viscose has similar advantages and disadvantages to cotton. It’s generally cheap, lightweight, durable, breathable, and comfortable. But it’s also often sourced from unsustainable, pesticide and fertilizer-intensive farms and involves toxic chemicals and dyes in its production.

Viscose is plant-based but it’s considered semi-synthetic as it’s made using chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide. Along with pesticides, these chemicals can remain in trace amounts in the finished garment, leading to symptoms such as irritation, dryness, and itchiness.

One of the saddest things about viscose is that its production destroys forests and wastes approximately 70% of the tree.

In an interview with The Guardian, Canopy founder Nicole Rycroft shared that an estimated 30% of rayon and viscose used in fashion is made from pulp sourced from endangered and ancient forests.

Silkworm cocoon in bamboo weave tray. Cocoons of Thai silkworm growing in bamboo trays. Silkworm is a source of silk thread and silk fabric.

Is Silk Good For Eczema?

Silk is another fabric that’s often recommended for eczema sufferers. The fabric, made by silkworms on their way to becoming silkmoths, is a great option if you need one or two pieces of clothing that are soft and breathable that you can wear directly on top of your skin.

However, unless you have money to burn and you don’t mind all your clothes having a shiny, silky-smooth finish, then silk is not an option for most people.

But the disadvantages of silk stem way beyond cost and availability. Silk garments can’t be washed as easily as conventional fabrics and they can get marked easily by oils and creams.

The creation of silk garments (unless it’s Peace Silk), is also a cruel process as it also involves boiling up the silkworms in their cocoons so that the silk unravels into useable threads.

If that wasn’t enough to disprove silk as a good option for eczema, studies have also shown it’s no more effective than conventional clothing.

In a 6-month clinical trial for eczema, children (aged 1-15) were split into 2 groups: one receiving standard care for eczema and wearing 100% sericin-free silk clothing, and one group receiving standard care alone.

The group of children wearing the silk clothing not only didn’t see any benefits versus the control group, they experienced more skin infections (28% versus 25%). The researchers also calculated the yearly cost of using silk at a little over $70,000!

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Is Linen Good For Eczema?

Linen is known as the strongest natural fiber in the world. It’s 30% thicker and stronger than cotton, which makes it very popular in homeware like tablecloths, upholstery, soft furnishings, and curtains. 

Linen is made from the flax plant, also known as common flax or linseed. Unlike cotton, it is not made from the seeds of the plant (which are sold as food), but from the fibers derived from the stems of the plant.

Linen clothing is incredibly cooling and therefore favorable in hot and humid climates. According to Consultant Dermatologist Dr. Krishna, the fabric is highly absorbent, antibacterial, quick-drying, easily washable, and has tiny breaks in the material that provide a gentle massaging effect.

Despite all of these advantages, linen has one major disadvantage: it’s much more time and resource-intensive to make than other fabrics. The result is that few brands use linen and few customers are willing to pay the higher prices of linen clothing.

Overall, linen is a great option for eczema and sensitive skin, especially if you live in a hotter climate. If you can’t find much clothing made from linen, it can make a great choice for your bedding. 

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Is Tencel Lyocell Good For Eczema?

Tencel is a brand name for lyocell, a cellulose-based fabric that is similar to viscose but that involves less chemicals and more ssustinable production methods

Tencel is perhaps the most popular type of lyocell.They’re pretty much the eame thing, however lyocell is most often made from birch and Tencel, produced by Austrian textile company Lenzing AG. is mainly made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood harvested from natural forests and sustainably managed tree farms.

The main thing to know about Tencel and lyocel is that, as opposed to using harsh chemicals to dissolve the wood, they use of a natural enzyme solvent (that is nearly 100% recycled each time). This means that, unlike viscose or rayon, lyocel doesn’t involve any significant chemical changes to the structure of the cellulose.

What this means for eczema sufferers is that Tencel and lyocell generally retain more of the natural properties of the source material and contain less trace chemicals. Along with its softness and breathability, this has attracted many researchers to study the performance of Tencel and lyocell for eczema.

In one eczema study by the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, lower average itching and decreased TEWL were seen in participants while they wore lyocell when compared to cotton.

Another eczema study by the Department of Dermatology at the University Medical Center Jena, Germany, ahowed that wearing Tencel lead to a decrease in the severity of eczema symptoms, including redness and itching, and an improvement in quality of sleep.

As it holds 50% more moisture than cotton, Tencel and lyocell are recommended as effective options for eczema wet wrapping.

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Is Bamboo Good For Eczema?

As a natural resource that can grow incredibly fast with little to no pesticides or fertilizers, bamboo already has a lot going for it over other crops used to make fabric.

The natural fibers of bamboo are also light and breathable due to microholes in the structure of the fibers, as well as up to 4 times more absorbent than cotton.

The properties alone have led bamboo to be recommended by The National Eczema Society (UK), National Eczema Association (US), and people like Daniel Boey, a world-renowned fashion producer and director who suffers from eczema.

When you see bamboo on a clothing label it typically refers to bamboo viscose or viscose derived from bamboo. Bamboo viscose is made from the regenerated cellulose of bamboo plants and often includes using chemicals to dissolve bamboo canes into a pulpy substance that can be turned into threads.

According to author and textile scientist Rosie Broadhead, bamboo fiber “contains anions that are helpful in purifying blood, calming the nervous system, and relieving allergy symptoms, which is beneficial to the health of the human body and skin.”

However, as the FTC claims, the antibacterial properties of bamboo may not survive the viscose process, and so they may only remain present in mechanically processed bamboo fabrics such as bamboo linen and bamboo lyocell.

Bamboo clothing is a relatively new industry, and so there are still relatively few regulations in place to prevent unsustainable harvesting and chemical-intensive production processes Therefore, it’s paramount to only buy toxin-free bamboo clothing from brands that source organic bamboo, create viscose using few chemicals, and have OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifications.

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Table Comparing All Recommended & Best Fabrics For Eczema

100% Cotton Viscose (Rayon) Silk Linen Merino Wool Bamboo Tencel
Source The fibers surrounding the seeds of the cotton plant Synthetic chemicals & wood pulp, typically from trees such as pine, beech, & eucalyptus The larvae of slikworms used to make cocoons The stem of the flax plant Merino sheep, a breed of fine-wool sheep origiinating in Spain Bamboo plant, member of the grass family and the fastest-growing plant in the world Eucalyptus wood harvested from natural forests & sustainably managed tree farms Smooth and soft
Feel Fiberous, generally soft Very similar to feel to cotton Luxuriously soft Soft & crisp Vert soft, finer than human hair Buttery soft Soft
Cooling Breathable, depends on weave & thickness Breathable but can harbor bacteria Cooler than cotton, doesn't stick to skin Cooler than cotton & silk, often used in hot climates Heat-regulating, breathable, sweat-wicking Heat-regulating & higher moisture absorbency than cotton Breathable & good at regulating temperatures
Aesthetic Smooth Tough but silky Smooth, shiny look Smooth & relatively stiff Very fine Similar look to cotton clothing Silk-like look
Stretchiness Stretches with wear Minor stretchability Fexible, some elasticity Does not stretch Naturally stretchy Great stretchability, depending on type & blend Offers only a slighty stretch, stretchier when blended with fabrics like cotton
Durability Durable & long lasting Durable but not as durable as cotton Durable but also susceptible to stains & damage from light & heat Known as the world's strongest fiber, moth-resistant Considered 6 times stronger than cotton Very durable and resistant to wear & tear, depending on thickness and manufactuing methods Durable & resistant to wear & tear & pilling
Eco-Friendliness Uses high amounts of pesticides, fertizilers, & water, highly polluting process Treated with lots of chemicals & involves a highly polluting process Involves less chemicals & energy than other fabrics but kills silkworms unless certified as Peace Silk Uses less chemicals than cotton & is biodegradable when not dyed or treated Typically ethical, sustainable & biodegradable Can be grown with less water & little to no fertilisers or pesticides. Overall impact depends on sourcing of bamboo, processing method, & brand initiatives Tencel (not all lyocell fabrics) is made from sustainably sourced wood pulp & made through a closed-loop process
Care Easy to take care of, wash with cold water on gentle cyctle for longetvity Easy to take care of, wash with cold water on gentle cyctle for longetvity High-maintenance, stains easily, hand-wash in lukewarm water with delicate detergent More dirt-resistant than other fabrics, wash with cold or warm water & mild detergent Stain-resistant, requires less washing than cotton or sythetic fabrics, hot water may shrink wool, bleach & fabric softener may damage fibers Easy to care fore. Machine wash on cold, gentle cycle & avoid hot temperatures & hot drying Similar to bamboo fabric, wash on cold, gentle cycle & avoid hot temperatures & hot drying
Sensitive Skin Can contain pesticide residue & harmful chemicals Hydrophobic, meaning it tends to trap moisture which can cause skin irritation Naturally Hypoallergenic Highly absorbant & recommended by dermatoligists Soft & naturally antibacterial Hypoallergic, sometimes antibacterial, often recommended by experts for eczema Hypoallergenic & good absorbancy of sweat & mositure
Cost & Availability Affordable & widely available Cheap & widely available Very expensive, limited availability Slighty expensive, hard to produce, few options available Very expensive & limited availability High-quality bamboo clothing is typically slightly pricier than cotton & slightly more affordable than Tencel Higher price point
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How to Choose The Best Fabric For Eczema

1. Look for 100% Organic Fabrics With Certifications

A fabric that is certified organic means it’s much less likely to be contaminated by the residue of pesticides and fertilizers, as well as potential allergens such as disperse dyes and formaldehyde resins. These are often found in clothing labeled ‘wrinkle-free’ or ‘stain-repellant’.

To take things a step further, some fabrics also have an OEKO-TEX certification. These are harder to find (many bamboo clothing brands are OEKO-TEX certified), but they are the best way to ensure clothing is free from harmful substances.

OEKO’s certification process involves checking every single component of a product, from button to thread, for known harmful and prohibited substances including formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, cadmium, chlorinated phenols, and lindane.

2. Avoid Harsh Detergents & Fabric Softeners

Choosing the right fabric is important. However, if you wash that fabric in harsh detergents that are full of artificial fragrances, then it can still lead to many issues with your skin.

The main washing and care guidance for eczema is to wash clothing once before wearing in case there are any remaining chemicals or dye, use 100% fragance-free detergents, and avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

3. Test New Fabrics & See What Works For You

The triggers of eczema vary widely from person to person. Whereas 100% organic cotton may work for one person but not silk or bamboo, it could be the complete opposite for the next person.

The result is that finding the right fabrics is a process of trial and error. Experiment with different fabrics that are safe and recommended for eczema and see what works and doesn’t work for you.


Best Fabric For Eczema : Final Verdict

It’s certainly not easy to live with eczema. But finding fabrics and clothing that keep you comfortable and don’t lead to flare-ups doesn’t have to add another layer of difficulty.

As we move into 2023, there’s now a range of brands that are turning to natural and sustainable fabrics and processing them in a way that is safe and comfortable for eczema and sensitive skin. Check out this other article we wrote to find the very best bamboo clothing brands for eczema.


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10 Bamboo Fabric Benefits: Separating Fact From Fiction

If you were buying a car, you wouldn’t just go to the dealer and believe every single word they say without first checking with an independent source.

But when it comes to products made from bamboo, that’s pretty much all we can do. There’s little (good) information about bamboo fabric available outside of the companies that sell it, making it very difficult to verify claims and find out if the hype is real or not.

Thankfully, this is beginning to change. As the industries of bamboo fabric and bamboo products are becoming more and more popular, more independent tests are done, more regulations are introduced, and brands are less and less able to get away with the crazy claims they once used to. 

Here we put 10 of the main bamboo fabric benefits to the test. Starting with the biggest and most controversial: the claim that bamboo fabric is environmentally-friendly.

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A bamboo forest

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #1

Bamboo Fabric is Eco-Friendlier Than Other Fabrics


A few years after the method for bamboo viscose, the main ingredient in most bamboo fabrics, was developed in 2001 at Beijing University, it shot to fame for its potential as an eco-friendly fabric.

Since then, however, bamboo viscose and bamboo fabric have been knocked down a notch or two due to increasing awareness about the chemicals used in their processing.

Bamboo viscose is the end product of taking bamboo through a chemical manufacturing process to turn it into soft, usable fabric, typically for clothing. As it involves the use of several artificial chemicals, this process is typically not 100% sustainable and can have an impact on the environment.

But when all is said and done, the fact remains: bamboo fabric has many environmentally-friendly benefits over conventional fabrics like cotton, polyester, and nylon.

Let’s take cotton, the world’s most used fabric that’s found in about 75% of all clothes. Despite its popularity as a clothing fabric, cotton is a difficult crop to grow as it requires an immense amount of water and is particularly vulnerable to pest attacks.

According to Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN), cotton covers just 2.4% of the world’s cultivated land but uses 4.7% of the world’s pesticides and 10% of insecticides.

This makes cotton one of the world’s most water- and pesticide-intensive crops on the planet.

In comparison, bamboo is more than easy to grow, it grows tall, fast, and in many conditions—to the point that in some parts of the world it has become an invasive species.

Bamboo is a woody member of the grass family. Some of the largest bamboo can grow over 40m (130ft) tall, 25–30cm (10–12in) in diameter, and at a rate of up to 3ft per day.

Bamboo requires just 90 liters of water to produce 1kg of fabric (12 gallons to the pound), whereas cotton requires over 200 times more water to produce the same amount.

Bamboo also requires little to no need for pesticides or fertilizers due to the plant’s natural antibacterial bio-agent called ‘bamboo kun’ and the fact it has few natural pests.

On top of this, thanks to bamboo’s natural ability to grow big and fast, a large amount of bamboo can be grown in a small space and in a short amount of time.

Organic cotton may be able to compete with bamboo as an eco-fabric, but conventional cotton and bamboo fabric are not in the same worlds.

Composition and care clothes label on 100% organic bamboo towel
Composition and care clothes label on 100% organic bamboo towel

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #2

Bamboo Fabric is One of The Softest Fabrics on The Planet


Many products made from bamboo fabric claim that they’re as ultra-soft and silky-smooth as a hug from a recently-bathed baby panda.

The good news is bamboo fabric is soft, and, in terms of value for money, it is among the softest you can buy without breaking the bank (or getting a good deal) on the likes of silk or cashmere. 

So the question is, how soft is bamboo fabric, and is it worth spending more on premium, organic bamboo fabric to get an even greater softer baby panda feel?

One of the measures of the softness of a fabric is the thread count. 

Thread count refers to the number of horizontal and vertical threads per square inch. Generally, the higher the thread count, the softer the fabric and the more likely it will wear well and even soften over time.

However, this does not always mean a higher thread count always means higher quality and added softness.

Good Housekeeping conducted a series of independent tests that involved blind-testing sheets for softness.

The 33 testers, who were blindfolded and didn’t know the price or thread count of sheets they were feeling, rated the bed sheets with thread counts between 300 and 500 as the highest in quality and softness.

The sheets with a higher thread count than 500 weren’t automatically better. And even sheets that fell between that range of 300 to 500 thread count weren’t always rated top.

This is because the researchers found that, as opposed to thread count, what mattered more in terms of the level of quality and softness of the sheets was the fiber content and their construction.

The tests didn’t specify the material of the sheets, but the conclusion was made that softness is determined more by the fabric and how it was made, rather than a super high 1800 thread count.

When it comes to finding super soft bamboo sheets and other bamboo products, your best bet is those made from 100% organic bamboo fabric and that are OEKO-TEX certified (explained in benefit number 4).

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Woman running in autumn

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #3

Bamboo Fabric is Effective at Regulating Heat


One of the most promoted benefits of bamboo products is that they’re thermal regulating, meaning they’re breathable and keep you cool in the summer and warm in winter.

In comparison to cotton and bamboo/cotton mixtures, 100% bamboo fabric has been proven to not trap heat and to wick, or move, moisture away from your body to the outer surface of the bamboo fabric where it can then evaporate. 

This ability also means bamboo fiber is faster drying than cotton and it doesn’t stick to your skin in warm, humid weather, helping to keep you cool and fresh.

In cooler weather, the ability of bamboo fabric to thermoregulate means it acts as an insulator that adjusts to your body’s temperature, ensuring you don’t get too cold, but without creating a stuffy, sweaty sleeping environment.

This all sounds good in theory, but in practice, the exact properties of bamboo fabric depend on the blend of fibers (100% or mixed), the manufacturing process (for example, chemical or mechanical), and the type of weave.

For example, as explained by The Sleep Foundation, most bamboo sheets use a percale, sateen, or twill weave. These weaves affect the feel and performance of sheets in different conditions: 

  • Percale: This weave uses a one thread over, one thread under pattern, creating a crisp, lightweight fabric with a matte finish. Their breathability makes percale bamboo sheets incredibly popular with hot sleepers, but they’re also more prone to wrinkling.
  • Sateen: The sateen weave is one thread under and three to four threads over. Sateen typically has a silky feel and a lustrous sheen. It naturally resists wrinkles, lending to a smooth look that drapes nicely over the bed. Sateen sheets are more prone to retaining heat and pilling and/or snagging.
  • Twill: The twill weave has diagonal parallel ribs. This is the weave used in denim, so it may look familiar. Because the ribbing adds texture, twill sheets may not be the smoothest option, but they tend to be very durable.

    (Thanks to the Sleep Foundation for the above explanation)

The result is that, in general, bamboo fabric is breathable and has great thermoregulating properties. But to find the right bamboo fabric with the properties you need for your body and the specific activity or conditions, it’s recommended to analyze the product details, ask the brand questions about how the product is made, and thoroughly check reviews.

Baby boy wrapped in white bamboo towel
Baby boy wrapped in white bamboo towel

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #4

Bamboo Fabric is Great For Sensitive Skin

It Depends

Due to the antibacterial properties of the bamboo plant and the ultra-softness of bamboo viscose, many brands claim their products are also great for sensitive skin.

However, this claim is most of the time a big fat lie (at least, it’s a misunderstood claim). Bamboo viscose or viscose bamboo does not retain the plant’s antibacterial properties and the fabric is made with various harsh chemicals.

The only time when bamboo fabric is recommended for sensitive skin (but it still doesn’t mean it’s antibacterial, see next point) is when a product is OEKO-TEX certified. Based in Switzerland, OEKO-TEX is an international network of research and test institutes that have created a globally recognized standard to ensure textiles are safe to use.

OEKO’s certification process involves checking every single component of a product, from button to thread, for known harmful and prohibited substances including formaldehyde, asbestos, lead, cadmium, chlorinated phenols, and lindane.

The OEKO-Tex 100 is the most comprehensive certificate as it means the fabric has been tested by independent labs to ensure it’s either free from or contains harmless levels of various harmful compounds and elements.

Recycling box full of clothes
Recycling box full of clothes

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #5

Bamboo Fabric is 100% Biodegradable & Recyclable

It Depends

All bamboo fabrics are made from regenerated cellulose fiber. As such, they’re often considered to be biodegradable. However, the reality is the biodegradability and recyclability of bamboo fabric isn’t 100% clear. 

In terms of biodegradability, the chemicals used in the production of bamboo viscose fabric—carbon disulfide and sodium hydroxide—are synthetic. So while bamboo viscose is bio-based, it’s still made with potentially harmful chemicals that may not be great for the Earth.

Bamboo viscose is said to take up to a year to fully decompose. This may not be as quick as some materials, but it’s much quicker than traditional textiles, which can take around 200 years, and petroleum-based synthetic fabrics, which can take around 500 years to decompose.

In terms of recyclability, the industries of bamboo fabric and bamboo clothing are relatively new, and so manufacturers like BAM Clothing are still working out the processes needed to make their bamboo clothing recyclable.

Two types of bamboo fabric that are 100% biodegradable and recyclable are bamboo lyocell and bamboo linen. As explained by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, bamboo linen is created in the same way as hemp or flax linen: the fibers are picked, combed out, and formed into a fabric mechanically without any added chemicals, so they’re truer to the original source.

Stack of super soft bamboo towels
Stack of super soft bamboo towels

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #6

Bamboo Fabric is Antibacterial & Antifungal


With so many brands making false claims, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published an article debunking the claim that bamboo products are antibacterial.

The problem stems from companies claiming the properties of the bamboo plant remain as benefits of the final product.  

As the FTC explains, a bamboo plant can resist the growth of bacteria, but there is no evidence that bamboo viscose fabric (or bamboo rayon) made from processed bamboo is antibacterial.

Bamboo fabric that may retain the antibacterial properties of the plant is made through a chemical-free mechanical process and is often rough or scratchy—this is bamboo linen. Albeit antibacterial, this is often not the best choice for fabric you touch like clothing or bedding.

So if you see a brand claiming that their bamboo underwear is 100% antibacterial and odor-resistant, it could be true, but if it is, they’ll probably be the most uncomfortable undies in the world.

A bamboo farmer standing by his crop
A bamboo farmer standing by his crop

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #7

Bamboo Fabric is Made Without The Use of Pesticides

It Depends

In the same Federal Trade Commission (FTC) mentioned above, one of the things they confirm as a fact is that bamboo thrives in many locations and grows quickly using little, to no, pesticides.

The key in this sentence is ‘little’. As long as there are no regulations, manufacturers may still use artificial pesticides and fertilizers to try cut corners and gain more from their crops.

But the fact is, the bamboo plant needs little help from pesticides thanks to its natural antibacterial properties, as well as little help from fertilizers thanks to being a super fast-growing plant of the evergreen grass family.

In fact, in many areas of the world, such as in parts of Mexico, bamboo is an invasive species that is thriving and out-competing native species. 

Bamboo also doesn’t need massive of amounts of water and so does not require constant irrigation and is not threatened by droughts.

The way to ensure a bamboo product did not involve the use of pesticides or fertilizers in its production is to only buy from brands that source 100% organic bamboo.

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #8

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #8: Bamboo Fabric is UV Resistant


The claim that bamboo fabric is UV resistant is everywhere.

It’s not unusual to see a manufacturer or brand claim that because the bamboo plant has natural ultraviolet (UV) resistant properties, its product can block up to 99% of the sun’s harmful rays from your skin.

This is downright wrong in many cases and can be incredibly harmful—especially for those with sensitive skin (who often use bamboo products).

The bamboo plant has been proven to have the ability to naturally absorb ultraviolet light thanks to containing lignin—one of the most abundant biopolymers on the planet (Whether or not all types of bamboo in every part of the world have this ability is another question).

Stuides have shown that it’s rare for lignin to make it to the final product. Conventional methods to process bamboo fibers, such as viscose methods (the most popular), involve the removal of lignin and, therefore, do not retain any of the unique UV absorption properties of the bamboo plant in the fibers. 

The result: bamboo viscose is not UV resistant to any degree, no matter what the product descriptions say, unless the product has added UV protection from another source.

The good news is that it is possible for bamboo fabric to retain lignin and its UV absorption properties if it’s not chemically, but mechanically, processed, such as is the case with the less popular and typically more expensive bamboo lyocell and bamboo linen.

Stretchy bamboo yoga clothes
Stretchy bamboo yoga clothes

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #9

Bamboo Fabric is Stretchier Than Other Fabrics


Bamboo fabric does have the natural ability to stretch and expand much more effectively than many other fibers—this is why you often see products like bamboo baby clothes, bamboo leggings, and bamboo sportswear.

The reason behind bamboo’s stretchability is that it’s much easy to weave bamboo fabric, over other fabrics, into textiles with high thread counts. Therefore, it’s possible to make bamboo clothing and fabrics that are often thinner than their cotton counterpart while still retaining a similar or greater level of ‘tensility’ or stretchability.

This ability to stretch increases when Lycra or some other stretchy fabric is blended with bamboo fabric.

Thankfully, though, not all bamboo fabrics are as stretchy as others—for instance, the weave of bamboo sheets and bamboo bed covers is made to be very tight and difficult to stretch. 

This is good as a downside of bamboo’s stretchiness is that some fabrics can be prone to shrinkage and wrinkling, depending on their production process. 

A thriving forest of tall bamboo that acts as a carbon sink
A thriving forest of tall bamboo that acts as a carbon sink

Bamboo Fabric Benefit #10

Bamboo Fabric Can Benefit The Environment

It Depends

If grown organically and in a sustainable manner—i.e. on a small scale and without chopping down huge forests—cultivating bamboo to make into fabric can actually be beneficial for the environment.

Perhaps the biggest benefit for the environment of the bamboo plant is that it naturally sequesters carbon (more than slower-growing trees and many other heavily farmed plants like cotton) and releases large amounts of oxygen.

Studies have shown that a mature grove of bamboo can generate 30%-35% more oxygen than an equal area of forest.

Scientific American also reported that due to its very deep root systems and the fact that it is a grass that merely needs to be cut, as opposed to being uprooted and replanted, bamboo plants do not degrade or disturb the soil or require the use of heavy machinery during harvesting. 

The result: when grown organically and sustainably, bamboo is a highly efficient renewable resource that has the potential to act as a carbon sink and protect the land from soil erosion. 

The Final Verdict on Bamboo Fabric Benefits

There is no denying that bamboo is a miracle plant. But this doesn’t mean that bamboo fabric is a miracle product—at least not in the current day.

The market for bamboo fabric is still very young—a little over 10 years—and the industry has a long way to go in terms of transparency, regulations, sustainable manufacturing methods, and general awareness of bamboo as an alternative material.

For now, bamboo fabric has many benefits to offer those looking for a super soft, heat-regulating, eco-friendly alternative to conventional fabrics. 

The key is to do your research and not allow brands to fool you with their false claims about their bamboo products being antibacterial, UV resistant, and completely good for the environment.

We’re here to help with that—our Panda-Approved and Softest Footprint ratings are only given to the products we believe are of the high-quality and to the brands that take sustainability seriously.


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Canvas clothings represented for clients, in small showroom with hand made from natural cotton fabric cloth. women choosing, making purchase in eco-friendly shop

What is Bamboo Viscose? The World’s Softest Eco-Friendly Fabric

As well as being widely used in construction and, of course, the diet of giant pandas, bamboo is now making a name for itself in the worlds of textiles, clothing, and home products. 

The star of the show is something called ‘bamboo viscose’. The market for bamboo viscose fabric has been growing year after year due to its affordability, availability, soft, silky texture, and, perhaps most importantly, its light environmental paw—I mean, foot—print. 

The fact that bamboo viscose is now being used as an alternative fabric to traditional ones is not surprising. It’s durable, odor-resistant, comfortable, moisture-wicking—the list goes on.

A better question to ask is why has it taken this long?

Bamboo has been used in Asia for centuries to make everything from food to musical instruments to ornamental plants (the giant grass has over 1,500 documented uses).

However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s, when Bejing University developed the process of turning bamboo into bamboo viscose fabric, that it started to be used for clothing and other fabric-based products like bedding and towels.

Thankfully, today the fastest-growing plant on the planet and the favorite food of pandas is now becoming more and more popular as an eco-friendly alternative to a growing range of items and objects we use in our daily lives.

But before you get too excited (just me?), it’s not always the case that viscose bamboo is eco-friendly. It all depends on the type of production process and, of course, the sourcing and cultivation of the bamboo itself.

To understand what is bamboo viscose, what are its many advantages (and disadvantages), if bamboo viscose is toxic, and if bamboo viscose is biodegradable, we first need to learn a bit about the gooey viscous liquid that makes it all possible.

Table of Contents

White threads made from viscose
White threads made from viscose

What is Viscose?

Viscose is a plant-based fiber and the world’s third most commonly used textile fiber.

It’s a pulpy, viscous substance (hence the name) that’s derived from plants and vegetable matter and used in the manufacturing of products like clothes and paper.

Viscose is made up of a white stringy substance called cellulose. Cellulose is an important structural component that helps form the main part of plant cell walls and vegetable fibers.

To turn cellulose into viscose, plants and vegetable fibers are diluted in a chemical solution to produce the pulpy viscous substance. This viscous substance then goes through a process of various stages, including steeping, shredding, and filtering, before being spun into fibers that can be used as threads for clothes, paper, etc.

In terms of its eco-friendliness, viscose is considered biodegradable, meaning it won’t exist for thousands of years like polyester and other synthetic fabrics. However, this does not mean it degrades without harming the environment or that it’s fully sustainable. 

Deforestation, habitat destruction, and chemical pollution are just a few of the issues. The process of making viscose from wood pulp is also highly water intensive, from the watering of trees to the water requirements during processing.

A product labeled viscose is not necessarily made from bamboo. Viscose fabrics are made from a variety of natural sources, some more sustainable than others, including hemp, wool, cotton, and eucalyptus.

Viscose Vs. Rayon: Which is Better?

You often see manufacturers labeling their products as being made from ‘viscose’, ‘rayon’, ‘viscose rayon’, and other similar terms.

This tends to lead to the questions, what is the difference between viscose and rayon, and is viscose better than rayon, or vice versa?

The reality is that today, the terms viscose and rayon are used interchangeably and describe exactly the same thing. Even The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers the terms to be the same.

The terms ‘bamboo viscose’ & ‘bamboo rayon’ describe the same bamboo-based substance made via a chemical, as opposed to mechanical, process.

The reason there are two terms is that originally, the term ‘rayon’ was used to describe the first type of material made from wood pulp (In France in 1889, industrial chemist Hilaire Bernigaud, often called the father of the rayon industry, created ”Chardonnet silk”, the first type of rayon and the first commercially produced man-made fiber).

In 1905, the British silk firm Samuel Courtauld & Company began producing this fiber. As what typically happens, they branded it by a different name: ‘viscose rayon’, or simply ‘viscose’). Several years later, in 1911, the American Viscose Corporation began producing the material in the US.

Although rayon and viscose essentially refer to the same thing, you may see manufacturers using the terms in different ways. If you’re trying to figure out if viscose or rayon is better, or what is bamboo rayon and bamboo viscose, the answer is they’re typically made the same way and it pretty much all depends on the crop they’re made from.

Bamboo viscose fiber
Bamboo viscose fiber

What is Bamboo Viscose?

Bamboo viscose is a pulpy, plant-based material that is derived from the bamboo plant and used to make many fabrics.

Just as ‘viscose’ describes the substance derived from the cellulose of plants and vegetables, ‘bamboo viscose’ describes the thick substance that is specifically made from the bamboo plant.

Also known as viscose from bamboo, bamboo viscose has exploded in popularity in recent years—especially in the bedding and ethical fashion industries—due to its soft, silky properties and its potential as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly alternative to fabrics such as cotton and polyester.

Bamboo viscose essentially describes the main way bamboo is processed and turned into a workable fabric. Other terms may be used to describe bamboo viscose, including ‘bamboo rayon’, ‘viscose bamboo’, and even ‘bamboo viscose rayon’, but they describe the same thing.

When understanding what is bamboo viscose, it’s important to know that not all products that say they’re made from bamboo viscose are 100% bamboo. Some bamboo viscose products are actually mixtures of other materials like cotton and microfiber polyester.

Many manufacturers now use the term ‘100% bamboo’ or ‘100% bamboo viscose’ or ‘100% panda-certified bamboo’ (just kidding) to assure customers the product is legit and not a sneaky mixture of other materials.

Bamboo viscose is a versatile fabric that’s used in many applications such as bamboo clothing, bamboo furniture, and bamboo bedding. It’s an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fabrics made from synthetic materials and offers many unique benefits.

How is Bamboo Viscose Made?

A close up of thinly cut bamboo fiber
A close up of thinly cut bamboo fiber

Bamboo viscose is made by extracting cellulose from a plant, in this case, bamboo, and putting it through a manufacturing process of various stages before it’s spun into fabric.

The bamboo stems are first broken down into tiny chunks. These chunks are then exposed to solvents such as sodium hydroxide—also known as caustic soda—to extract the cellulose from the bamboo chunks.

Next, the extracted cellulose is exposed to carbon disulfide—a chemical made by the reaction of carbon and sulfur—and turned into the viscous, pulpy substance from which viscose gets its name.

The pulpy substance is then pushed through the tiny holes of a spinneret to create strands. These strands are immersed in a chemical bath of sulfuric acid, sodium sulfate, and zinc sulfate (the safety and eco-friendliness of these chemicals are discussed further down) to create filaments.

Finally, these bamboo viscose filaments are spun into yarn and are ready to be woven into bamboo fabric: a soft fabric that has many of the same properties as silk.

As bamboo fabric has gained a stronger foothold in the textile industry, other, more sustainable manufacturing methods have been developed.

One of the most popular is the mechanical process. In this process, the bamboo is crushed and soaked in a natural enzyme solution to extract the bamboo cellulose. This more sustainable manufacturing method is often used to make bamboo linen and bamboo lyocell (discussed below).

A bamboo forest
A bamboo forest

What Are The Benefits of Bamboo Viscose?

The main benefits of bamboo viscose are that it’s an eco-friendly alternative to cotton & polyester, it’s silky soft, and it offers great ventilation & heat regulation.

Polyester is a kind of plastic made from petroleum (no need to explain more), and cotton, although a natural material, when produced on an industrial scale, is incredibly water-intensive, involves high amounts of artificial fertilizers (6% of the world’s pesticides and 16% of all insecticides), and is the cause of soil degradation and significant levels of greenhouse gas emissions.

Bamboo, on the other hand, requires much fewer resources and less energy to grow and turn into bamboo viscose fabric. Bamboo trees require only a third of the amount of water that cotton needs to grow, have little to no need for pesticides or fertilizers (due to having few natural pests), don’t require heavy machinery, and can help the soil, for instance, due to its long root systems that can protect steep banks from erosion.

Scientific American also reported that because bamboo has very deep root systems and is merely cut, not uprooted, and so it avoids the soil from being disturbed by machinery during harvesting.

Another main benefit of bamboo viscose and a reason it has shot to stardom is its silky smooth softness. The incredibly fine and soft texture of bamboo fabric makes it a popular choice for those with sensitive skin (always look for the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 label which ensures no trace harmful materials are left in the fabric), as well as for pajamas, bedding, and other soft fabrics that don’t cost the Earth like silk.

You’ll also find bamboo viscose in many sports products as it offers excellent ventilation. Bamboo viscose has the ability to regulate heat, so it feels cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather. This makes the fabric ideal for exercise, yoga, sports, hiking, gardening, and other outdoor and sweaty activities.

I’ve written a comprehensive article that dives into all the benefits of bamboo fabric and debunks the claims that simply aren’t true.

Fresh bamboo leaves
Fresh bamboo leaves

Is Viscose Bamboo Eco-Friendly?

The bamboo plant is a woody grass that grows tall and fast. Some of the largest bamboo can grow over 40m (130ft) tall, 25–30cm (10–12in) in diameter, and at a rate of up to 3ft per day.

This incredible natural ability of bamboo to grow big and fast makes it a highly efficient renewable resource. A large amount of bamboo can be grown in a small space and in a short amount of time, making it a popular alternative fabric in the ethical fashion industry.

Growing bamboo on an industrial scale also doesn’t need to involve a high amount of resources, both natural and artificial.

Unlike cotton, bamboo can grow without constant irrigation. In fact, bamboo uses only 12 gallons of water to produce one pound of fabric, while cotton requires over 200 times more. Thanks to the plant’s natural antibacterial bio-agent called ‘bamboo kun’, it’s also naturally pest resistant, meaning zero or very few pesticides and fungicides are needed in the growing process.

The bamboo plant also has another benefit for the environment: it naturally sequesters carbon (more than slower-growing trees and many other heavily farmed plants like cotton), and releases large amounts of oxygen into the atmosphere.

It’s even been proven that a mature grove of bamboo can generate 30%-35% more oxygen than an equal area of forest. As if those weren’t enough environmental benefits of bamboo, the plant is a self-generating member of the grass family—meaning cutting it does no greater damage to it than mowing does to a lawn and it doesn’t need to be replanted.

Bamboo grows by using the energy of the existing plant to expand the root structure and produce new plants. Plants or shoots rise up in spring/summer and grow over a period of around 60 days.

A bamboo colony takes about 3 years to establish itself. Once established, the new shoots that sprout become taller, thicker, and more numerous each year as the colony grows to reach maturity (around 10 years depending on the species).

The result is that bamboo is an environmentally-friendly alternative when it comes to cultivation. However, viscose bamboo or bamboo viscose is a material that involves taking bamboo through a manufacturing process. Although typically more eco-friendly than other conventional crops, this process is not 100% sustainable and can have an impact on the environment.

So is viscose bamboo eco-friendly? The answer is bamboo is a much more sustainable crop to cultivate than the likes of cotton. However, due to the chemicals involved in the manufacturing of viscose bamboo, it’s not as eco-friendly as other types of bamboo fabric, such as bamboo linen and bamboo lyocell (discussed below).

A modern, eco-friendly bamboo workspace
A modern, eco-friendly bamboo workspace

What is Bamboo Viscose Used to Make?

With a history of thousands of years of use in many different cultures around the world, bamboo can be made into pretty much anything you can think of.

Construction materials, medicines, paper, fencing… if we were to name them all, we would be here all day.

In terms of the more modern and popular applications that are taking the world of eco-friendly living by storm, here are a few:

  • Bamboo bedding like these super soft bamboo sheets by TAFT
  • Bamboo clothing including underwear, pajamas, nightwear, and swimwear
  • Bamboo sportswear such as yoga leggings, running clothes, and workout gear
  • Bamboo baby products including clothing, blankets, diapers, and pajamas
  • Bamboo kitchenware and bathroom products such as bamboo toothbrushes
  • Unique bamboo gifts, accessories, and items including sushi kits, hats, scarves, gloves, and decorations for the home

What Are The Disadvantages of Bamboo Viscose? Is Bamboo Viscose Toxic?

As mentioned above, during the process of making bamboo viscose, toxic chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide are typically used.

These chemicals are cheaper than other methods of production, such as mechanical production. However, they pose risks to workers and the environment if not used with proper chemical management and waste treatment policies and practices.

Thankfully, policies and practices are improving. For example, in the US, it is now against the law to use carbon disulfide in the process of making bamboo viscose. However, many brands source their material from factories in China, Indonesia, Pakistan, or India, where the regulations are different and may not be as strict.

Bamboo viscose is considered non-toxic and good for sensitive skin if it is OEKO-TEX certified. Based in Switzerland, OEKO-TEX is an international network of research and test institutes that have created a globally recognized standard to ensure textiles are safe to use.

Their certification process involves checking every single component of bamboo fabric, from button to thread, for known harmful and prohibited substances, including formaldehydes, asbestos, lead, cadmium, chlorinated phenols, and lindane.

A more sustainable and environmentally-friendly option to bamboo viscose is bamboo fabric that has been mechanically, not chemically, processed. This is known as bamboo linen or lyocell (discussed below).

Is Bamboo Viscose Biodegradable?

One of the few downsides of bamboo viscose is that, as it’s made using synthetic chemicals, it is believed that it does not fully ‘biodegrade’ in a way that is 100% safe for the environment.

According to a 2010 study by Marilyn Waite, author and acclaimed climate researcher who holds a Master’s degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge, bamboo viscose could be eco-friendly if it didn’t involve harmful substances.

However, as it’s made using synthetic chemicals, bamboo viscose does not fully ‘biodegrade’ in a way that isn’t harmful to the environment.

Some types of bamboo fabric are biodegradable as they are entirely made of cellulosic material and their production process doesn’t involve any harmful substances.

But, the chemicals used in the production of bamboo viscose fabric—carbon disulfide and sodium hydroxide—are synthetic. So while bamboo viscose is bio-based, it’s still made with potentially harmful chemicals that may not be great for the Earth.

That being said, the impact of bamboo viscose on the environment can be decreased if no toxic dyes are added to the fabric and it contains no harmful substances, which can be assured by the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification.

The time it takes for bamboo viscose to fully degrade or decompose is up to a year. This isn’t as quick as some materials, however, it’s much quicker than traditional textiles, which can take around 200 years, and petroleum-based synthetic fabrics, which can take around 500 years to decompose.

The fact is, the two most commonly used textile fibres—cotton and polyester—both have serious environmental problems in their life cycle. Bamboo viscose has fewer problems, despite not typically being fully biodegradable.

Stack of super soft bamboo towels
Stack of super soft bamboo towels

What Are Bamboo Linen & Bamboo Lyocell?

There are several types of bamboo fabric that have different names due to the way they have been manufactured and processed.

Bamboo linen is, like bamboo viscose, made from bamboo cellulose. However, instead of being chemically processed, it is mechanically processed.

Mechanically processing bamboo is typically much more expensive and labor-intensive than its chemical counterpart. The end result is also much courser than bamboo viscose, so it’s not as popular in the fashion industry.

However, as the process doesn’t involve as many toxic chemicals as bamboo viscose, the fabric has an even lighter impact on the environment.

Bamboo lyocell is another, very similar type of bamboo fabric that is becoming more popular among the environmentally conscious. Lyocell is a trademarked name for a viscose-type material that is made using fewer toxic chemicals.

Lyocell is also processed in a closed-loop system, meaning the vast majority of the chemicals are captured and recycled to be used again instead of polluting the environment. The lyocell process is used to manufacture TENCEL®, a fabric used by Patagonia among other eco-conscious brands.

Closed-loop bamboo lyocell production doesn’t chemically alter the structure of the cellulose. Incredibly, the result is a fabric that is almost 100% organic, meaning it also retains its natural antibacterial properties (unlike bamboo viscose), and that can fully biodegrade in less than two weeks.

The only downside of bamboo lyocell is that, like bamboo linen, the fabric can be courser and so it’s typically not as soft and comfortable as bamboo viscose.

The Final Verdict on Bamboo Viscose

As an incredibly fast-growing plant that only gets better as it’s chopped and ages, bamboo is a miracle of the natural world.

Unfortunately, in the current day, the most affordable and viable way of turning this wonder plant into fabric for use in everyday life is through chemical processes. 

That being said, despite the chemicals used in the making of bamboo viscose, this super soft fabric is still lightyears ahead of conventional, traditionally-used fabrics in terms of friendliness to the environment and softness for money.

This makes viscose bamboo one of the most eco-friendly (and most Panda-baby-soft) fabrics in the world. Just be sure to buy from manufacturers and brands that are transparent about their processes and who don’t spread false claims about the actual benefits of bamboo viscose products.


This article includes links to trusted websites where you can purchase some of the highest-quality bamboo products, hand-picked and reviewed by me. By clicking these links, you help support my blog as I may earn a small commission (I never take payments to promote products). Thank you Panda-lovers!