Is Bamboo Fabric Sustainable?

Charlie Bradley Ross Monday, 1 August 2022

For many years, bamboo has been used in many different applications, from building materials to paper. For the last twenty years, it has also been used by the textile industry as an alternative to cotton, often extolled for its sustainability credentials. However, how much of that is greenwashing is up for debate. In this lesson, we examine just how sustainable it really is. 


In this video you'll learn:

  • About the properties of the bamboo plant 
  • Why it is a suitable crop for textile fibre 
  • The different types of bamboo fabrics - viscose, lyocell and mechanically produced 
  • How bamboo fabric is made, and how that impacts its sustainability 

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    For many years, bamboo has been used in many different applications, from building materials to paper. For the last twenty years, it has also been used by the textile industry as an alternative to cotton, often extolled for its sustainability credentials. However, how much of that is greenwashing is up for debate. In this lesson, we examine just how sustainable it really is. 

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