What is the Difference with Bamboo?

Dec 10, 2017by Julie - F&F

Bamboo Lyocell, found in the Ettitude products you can find at Flora & Fauna, is one of the most sustainable materials we can find. It uses very little water in comparison to yield and and is made with high eco standards. Let's find out more.

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What Is Bamboo Lyocell?

Bamboo Lyocell is made with pure organic bamboo pulp; it is crushed, washed and spun into yarns. Traditional lyocell is made from wood, but bamboo lyocell is a renewable plant source.

Bamboo lyocell is silky, smooth and very soft but it isn't silk. At Flora & Fauna we are 100% vegan and cruelty free and silk doesn't fit into either of those definitions so this is a great alternative which is similar to touch but without the harm and it's not as shiny. This magical fabric is also extremely breathable, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and temperature regulating. It is perfect for bedding and luxuriously soft to sleep in. 


Are there any harsh chemicals in bamboo lyocell?

Ettitude products are made from certified organic bamboo that is grown and produced without any harmful chemicals, artificial additives, growth hormones or GMO's. They are manufactured under the Oeko-Tex Standard 100, which is an international testing and certification system for textiles, focusing primarily on limiting the use of harmful chemicals in the textile industry. Ettitude fabrics are also dyed with non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes.

Are they made ethically?

The bamboo used is from FSC-certified forests and is USDA Certified Organic. The manufacturer who makes Ettitude products is certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP). WRAP is a globally recognised, independent 3rd party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane and lawful conditions and practices in apparel, footwear, and sewn products manufacturing facilities. Companies accepted into the WRAP organisation go through an extensive application process in which manufacturing facilities, working environments, and workers' rights are inspected and approved by the WRAP association. WRAP certifications are awarded based upon both internationally and nationally accepted humane workplace standards, local laws, and ethical manufacturing regulations.

Doesn't bamboo use lots of water?

The fibre yield per acre from bamboo is up to 10 times higher than cotton and requires less than 1/10 of the water to grow. It is fabricated with high eco-standards, using a closed-loop system that recycles and reuses water to minimise waste.

How do you care for bamboo lyocell?

Bamboo lyocell products prefer a gentle, cold wash separately. No fabric softener or any harsh detergent is needed. Line dry them on a sunny day ideally. 

You can try out this amazing material by shopping Ettitude and discovering their sheets, sleepwear, eye masks and pillows at Flora & Fauna. 

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