That one t-shirt.
Do you have a t-shirt that you find yourself wearing over and over again? You know what I’m talking about. The shirt you wear as soon as it’s out of the wash.
It’s comfortable. It’s stylish. And, to be honest, it’s a little stretched out thanks to continuous wear.
Are you imagining a certain tee?
I sure am.
Mine is a forest green, long sleeved men’s XL tee I bought at an outdoorsman store in college. It’s simple and retro. It’s also incredibly soft. I’ve worn it hiking. I’ve slept in it. I wear it while running errands. It’s my favorite.
What if I told you that you could possibly have another tee just like that, but it was more environmentally-friendly?
Environmental benefits of bamboo
Regardless of what you believe about the matter, the sustainability movement has gained some serious ground in the recent years. Not only has it brought individuals together to bring awareness to a certain cause; it has also brought about new techniques for manufacturing. Specifically, clothing manufacturing.
Bamboo has proven itself to be a leading textile for clothing production, and for good reason.
Before we dive into how it’s affected the production of textiles and fabrics, let’s talk about bamboo as a crop.
There are several environmental benefits of bamboo that are worth noting:
- Cleans the air by returning 30% more oxygen to the atmosphere than trees.
- Survives both drought and flooded conditions.
- Reclaims land once fallen victim to overgrazing and over-building by removing toxins from the soil.
- Regenerates by itself without needing to be replanted after harvest.
- 100% biodegradable.
Sustainable tees (and maximum comfort) have arrived.
Not only is bamboo as a crop environmentally friendly; it also creates a sustainable (and comfortable) fabric for tees. It’s fashion for the future. Some positive features of bamboo clothing include:
- Allergy reduced.
- Thermal regulating: it keeps you warm in the winter and two degrees cooler in the summer.
- Antibacterial: contains a naturally occurring antimicrobial agent, Kun, that prevents bacteria from cultivating, which means it’s odor-free.
- UV protective.
- Absorbs moisture: its cross-section reveals various micro-holes that absorb and evaporate human sweat, making it four times more absorbent than cotton.
To make it better, we can print bright color effortlessly onto bamboo tees.
Our Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printing method works especially well with bamboo fabrics.
It’s the only way to produce one or one hundred t-shirts displaying crisp, detailed color, photos, logos, and endless design possibilities with accuracy, consistency, and affordability.
The printed area comes out soft and moveable, unlike the stiffness that results from screen printing.
And, our inks are also used in sustainable production, thanks to being recognized as Eco Passport Certified by Oeko-Tex.
So, put together a sustainable bamboo textile tee with our sustainable inks, and you’ve got quite the environmentally friendly t-shirt. I think it just might be your new favorite. Bamboo tees are fashion for the future!
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