Bamboo - From Grass to Clothing

About the Bamboo Plant

There are over 1,000 species of bamboo growing throughout the world.  You will find bamboo growing in Central America, South America, South Africa, India, East Asia, Japan and the north of Australia.  Bamboo used in the textile trade comes almost exclusively from China.

Moso bamboo is the type that's used to produce bamboo fabric. This is the same type that you eat bamboo shoots from, but not the same type that panda bears thrive on.

Bamboo is actually a perennial grass species, one of the world's fastest growing plants.  It doesn’t need replanting, therefore there is no need to put annual effort and energy into its cultivation as it shoots new stems from its root system.  The soil is not disturbed reducing soil erosion whilst the root system anchors and sustains the soil.

Bamboo suppresses the growth of other plants around it, so it requires no herbicides.  It is naturally resistant to disease and is easily grown without any chemical fertilisers or pesticides. This is in part a result of the fact that bamboo contains a natural antimicrobial compound called bamboo-kun, which defends the plants against fungal attaches.  It will survive in flood or drought and doesn’t require much water, often relying only on rainwater.

Bamboo fibre requires less dye than cotton for coloured textiles and results in more vibrant colours.  The fibres are softer than cotton and do not pill as much as cotton.  Bamboo clothing is bio-degradable.

Hana Bamboo is produced in an eco-friendly closed-loop process with at least Oeko-Tex 100 certification.

About Hana Bamboo Clothing

We have worked for two years to develop two fabric-weights so that we can give you the best wearing experience.  We have used a 230gsm fabric for the lounge pants as they may well be worn as outerwear and the wearer wouldn’t want them to be sheer.  We used a 210gsm Bamboo for all other products in our range.  Both provide the benefits of bamboo clothing with the additional confidence of less pilling and spirality than cheaper bamboo fabrics on the market.

We do not have any labels or tags to annoy you and all seams are flat as possible to avoid visible lines under other clothing.

Hana Bamboo fabric is produced in an eco-friendly closed-loop process with at least Oeko-Tex 100 certification.  Our fabric is made with 95% Bamboo Viscose and 5% Elastane which provides the stretch for extra comfort.

Texture 

People often compare the feeling of wearing bamboo to that of wearing knitted silk. It feels great, and is one of the softest fabrics in the world. Hana bamboo is strong, soft, durable and lightweight.  

Cool in Summer, Warm in Winter

Due to its thermo-regulating properties, Hana Bamboo keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter, meaning it’s ideal for both hot and cool climates.  The cross-section of the bamboo fibre is covered with micro-gaps giving the fabric fantastic moisture absorption and ventilation.  It also has excellent breathability and wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so it can evaporate for greater comfort when it is hot.  It traps warm air in its cross-sectional fibres to keep you warm in the winter

Anti-Bacterial

Bamboo is naturally antibacterial and because bacteria does not live well in bamboo it does not hold odours which makes our clothing odour-resistant.  This happens because bamboo has a unique antibacterial quality due to an antimicrobial bio-agent called ‘bamboo-kun’ which is found naturally in the bamboo plant

Allergy Friendly

The Bamboo fibre is naturally smooth and round, meaning there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.  This silky, soft, gentle fabric is ideal for people with skin sensitivities.

Anti Static

Bamboo fabrics are anti-static

Organic

Bamboo is well known to be an organic material because it is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers.

Bio-Degradable

Bamboo fabrics are 100% biodegradable.

Sizing Chart
Size Chart
Numerical 10 12 14 16
Alpha* S M L
Bust 87 92 97 102
Waist 68 73 78 83
Hips 93 98 103 108
* Alpha sizes fall between numerical