Bamboo textiles are cloth, yarn, and clothing made out of bamboo
fibers. in recent years a range of technologies have been developed
allowing bamboo fiber to be used in a wide range of textile and fashion
applications. Modern clothing labeled bamboo is often actually rayon.
Mechanically processed bamboo is actually proper bamboo fabric, which
has benefits for underwear.
There are two ways of commercially processing the bamboo plant to
create yarn and fabric. The first is a mechanical process,
creating what is informally called bamboo linen, and the second, more
popular approach, is the chemical process used for
producing rayon or viscose fabric.
Bamboo kun is a substance found in bamboo that is
antimicrobial. But it was argued that because the
bamboo rayon process was so chemically intensive, that there was no way
that any trace of bamboo kun could be found in bamboo textiles after
When processed into fiber or yarn mechanically-processed
bamboo requires no chemicals harmful to workers or the
environment and maintains its inherently anti-bacterial properties.
Environmentally friendly, bamboo-based fabrics have a luxurious softness
often compared with cashmere.
Using the mechanically-processed approach is beneficial for underwear
because it maintains the
fabrics antimicrobial benefits.
Learn about the
different types of underwear in our underwear glossary.