Bamboo fibre in quilts. A new experience in sleeping comfort

January 18, 2016 3 min read 1 Comment

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Bamboo, nature’s new fibre

Bamboo fibre is a relatively new textile fibre which is now very popular in a broad variety of apparel, fashion wear and home textile products.

Features of bamboo fibre and why is it so ideally suited to bed quilts
  • Bamboo is a natural fibre, environmentally friendly, sustainable and bio degradable.
  • Bamboo plant is a natural plant which is very prolific in Asia, where there is abundant water. It does not require fertilizers or any chemical additives, is sustainable (it seeds and grows very quickly) and is 100% biodegradable.
  • Bamboo fibre is the reconstituted pulp of the bamboo plant which is manufactured by dissolving the pulp in an aqueous solution and extruding the resulting polymer into a continuous filament, much like making spaghetti. The filament is then heated & stretched to improve its strength, cut into a short fibres and dried. When finished bamboo looks like cotton wool in colour, texture and touch.
  • The bamboo fibre manufacturing process is environmentally clean and no harmful chemicals are used in the process. Bamboo fibres and end products are approved by Oeko-Tex, the internationally recognised Swiss textile testing authority which tests and certifies that bamboo fibres are safe and suitable for apparel and home ware products.

In quilts and bedding products, bamboo fibre filling is ideal –

  • A natural and safe fibre
  • Chemical free and non-allergic
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly
  • Bio degradable
  • Oeko-tex certified
Bamboo fibre is very soft
  • Bamboo fibre is a naturally soft fibre and this is evident when you touch an article made with it. In a quilt this is desirable as a soft bed quilt will “wrap” itself around your body, increasing comfort and performance by trapping warmth and absorbing moisture
  • Bamboo fibre is anti-bacterial
  • Bamboo fibre contains a natural anti-bacterial agent which resists the growth and propagation of bacteria. It does this naturally and does not require the addition of any man-made chemicals. Being naturally anti-bacterial, bamboo fibre products are therefore odour free, a very important and desirable benefit especially in children’s and adolescent’s bed quilts.
  • Bamboo fibre has excellent moisture absorbency. Bamboo fibre is hydrophilic, similar to most plant fibres, i.e. it absorbs moisture. It can actually absorb moisture three times it weight. Secondly, Bamboo fibre absorbs moisture quickly! (Extremely desirable in bedding)
  • Bamboo fibre is several times more absorbent that cotton or viscose (another reconstituted plant fibre). On both counts, bamboo fibre products perform exceptionally well in quilts where moisture absorbency and breath ability is so important.
  • Bamboo fibre products are durable and can be machine washed
  • Bamboo fibres are considerably stronger that most plant fibres which means they will not break down with wear.
  • Durability, added to the benefit of being machine washable is important in quilts and other bedding products.
Why does K&W blend alpaca and bamboo fibres in their Alpaca Bamboo quilts?

With the features and benefits of both alpaca and bamboo fibres being so well suited for bed quilts, it was a logical and practical idea to use the outstanding features of each of these fibres in a luxury quilt collection – their softness, absorbency, warmth, natural, environmentally friendly fibre story creates a whole new category of luxury sleeping comfort and experience.

alpaca bamboo logoThe Kelly & Windsor Alpaca Bamboo quilt collections are a world first innovation and can be purchased from authorized retail outlets throughout Australia, or on line on this site.

Nina Davis
Nina Davis


1 Response

Benny
Benny

December 04, 2018

A very interesting and relevant post. I would like to know if bamboo fibre is Eoko-Tex approved. Can you please advise

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