Bamboo fabric is a material made from bamboo fiber used for production of textile products.
Bamboo fabric is also known as bamboo ryon, bamboo viscose, bamboo linen or bamboo yarn. There are more than 1400 different species of bamboo in the world but all are not used for the production of bamboo fiber.
In old times bamboo was only used for structural purposes such as furniture. But in recent times with the advancement of technology bamboo is being converted into a good quality bamboo fabric using different methods. The procedure of bamboo fabric production includes harvesting bamboo, crushing it, treating with chemicals and extraction of bamboo fiber. China is the biggest producer and exporter of bamboo fabric.
Textile Products made from bamboo fabric include shirts, pants, top, socks, bed sheets, pillow covers and more. Some types of bamboo fabric are also considered as environment friendly.
Most common type of bamboo fabric being made is bamboo viscose. Bamboo viscose is cheap type of bamboo fabric. Viscose is a generic term used for any type of fabric made from method developed in 20th century.
Bamboo fabric is soft and breathable with thread count in the range of 300 to 600 threads per square inch. Bamboo fabric is stretchable and good absorber of water. Bamboo fabric is also hypoallergenic (unlikely to cause allergy) and strong.