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Karira Home Bamboo products are softer than cotton with the feel of silk.
Truly a slice of paradise for your home.
Comfortable, Clean and Oeko-Tex® Certified GreenThe Benefits of Bamboo
As a versatile natural resource, bamboo's innovative uses extend far beyond what could have been imagined only a few years ago. As an example, bamboo fabric is now a viable alternative to what was once the exclusive domain of cotton and synthetic materials with a texture as soft as the most luxurious cotton and an appearance similar to that of silk. Below are some of highlights of this versatile, ecologically friendly material.
Bamboo has naturally occurring anti-bacterial properties. The bio-agent responsible for these naturally anti-bacterial properties is known as bamboo kun. Bamboo kun is bound within the cells of the bamboo which is why the anti-bacterial properties last so long in bamboo fabric. It makes the fabric naturally resistant to bacteria, and scientific tests have shown that high percentage of bacteria incubated on bamboo fabric doesn't survive because of these inherent properties. This makes bamboo products made from 100% bamboo fabric, such as bed sheets and bath towels, ideal for people with allergies, skin conditions and other sensitivities . With the fabric unable to host the bacteria and allergens that cause these reactions, people are able to find a healthy and ecologically friendly alternative to traditional fabrics.
Breathable and Absorbent
Bamboo fibre is both breathable and absorbent due to the unique cross-sectional weave of the fibre. Bamboo fibre has numerous micro gaps and holes resulting in fabrics with better absorption and ventilation properties. This allows bamboo sheets to feel cooler in the summer while not sticking to your skin the way some synthetic fabrics and cottons can. Furthermore, Because the fabric wicks away at the moisture, keeping the skin cool and dry, this also makes the bamboo sheets warmer during the cooler months. Breathable bamboo fabric also remains odorless, even when attacked by odor-causing bacteria.
Economical and Ecological
Last but certainly not least, Bamboo fabric is one of the most economical and ecological products available. Because of how it grows, there is only a fraction of the time and resources spent on producing bamboo for fabric as there is for cotton. Bamboo does not require large amounts of water or the pesticides that cotton requires. Bamboo fabric is ecologically friendly and 100% biodegradable. The fibres used to make bamboo fabric don't use chemical additives or conditioners. Less water is wasted for irrigating bamboo, with no chemical runoff as chemicals aren't needed. Economical, ecological, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, and long-lasting, bamboo fabric is leading the way towards a more ecological alternative to traditional fabrics now and in the years to come.
Depending on the species, bamboo can be harvested in one to five years. Hardwoods like oak take at least forty years to mature before they can be harvested. Almost 1 million acres of forest are lost each week worldwide to deforestation. Bamboo's versatility as a substitute for hardwoods offers a chance to drastically reduce that figure and protect the forests that we have left.
No Chemicals Needed
Unlike most cash crops, bamboo requires no agricultural fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides to thrive. Unlike cotton, which is one of the most intensely sprayed crops in the world and which rapidly depletes the nutrients in the soil, bamboo sequesters nitrogen cultivation and does not add chemicals to the environment.
Bamboo can replace the use of wood for nearly every application. Paper, flooring, furniture, charcoal, building materials, and much more can be made from bamboo. What's more, bamboo fibres are far stronger than wood fibres and much less likely to warp from changing atmospheric conditions.
In less developed countries, bamboo production and the manufacturing of bamboo products provides job opportunities in areas that desperately need social and economic stability. Bamboo production has the potential to change the entire process from raw material harvesting to product development.
Choose from a wide variety of fabric colours that are produced without harmful dyes or environmentally destructive chemicals. All Karira Home bedsheets and throws are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified to ensure you're getting the quality you're paying for.
The Bamboo bedsheets from Karira were fantastic! As someone who is hot-blooded, I found the sheets nice and cool to sleep in and for sheer comfort I would recommend them to anyone!
Since I bought my bamboo sheets they are the only ones I have been using. I love everything about them! The quality is very good and it feels soft, smooth and great to sleep on. They wash well with no problems, still very soft and smooth wash after wash. I highly recommend them to everyone to try!
Impressed with the bed sheets. These will last me a long time.
I am a person who suffers from allergies but once I tried my bamboo sheets I slept better at night. They really are hyperallergic! I recommend them to anyone who suffers from allergies like I do!
These sheets are baby soft and I really love them. I will recommend them to all my friends!
All Karira Home Bamboo Products are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certified to be Free of all Harmful Chemicals during the entire manufacturing process. This ensures that our products are not degrading the environment while ensuring that you're getting the most ecologically friendly product for your home that's also contributing to sustainable economic development.
Bamboo can grow in arid regions where droughts cause other crops to fail and since the roots are left in place after harvesting, it helps to preserve vital moisture in the soil. From low wetlands to higher elevations in the mountains, bamboo thrives in a wide range of climates. Virtually every part of the plant is used to make a wide variety of products.
In a fractious world where wars are fought over resources, the increasing popularity of bamboo products provides an opportunity for diverse cultures to settle their difference through trade and cooperation that benefits everyone. By recognizing cultural impact, greater economic stability and sustainability can be achieved.
All of these reasons are great examples of why bamboo makes the World a healthier place. But don't just take our word for it, go out and find some bamboo sheets or a t-shirt, or have a healthy serving of bamboo shoots. You'll be feeling healthy in no time and contributing to the eco-friendly economy. Thank You!