The Auroville Unit Gecko is famous for their bamboo clothing line. But what is so special about this unique fabric? We collected some reasons to have a closer look at their collection.
Bamboo is to cotton what cashmere is to wool – a more soft and luxurious feel.
Bacteria do not live well in bamboo fabric. So it doesn’t get smelly even after many days.
Bamboo fabric cuts out 97.5% of harmful UV rays, so perfect for holiday/travelling cover-ups.
KIND TO SKIN
For allergy prone skin, bamboo fabric is perfect. It’s anti-static and sits well next to your skin.
Bamboo fabric absorbs moisture away from your skin, keeping you drier.
Bamboo fabric is warm, thanks to its hollow microfibre (like wood), yet is also breathable. It performs well in all temperatures.
Bamboo is not only great for wearing but also very easy on the environment!
Bamboo only needs rain water to grow. Very little, if any, additional water is ever required.
100% Bamboo fabric is 100% biodegradable.
Bamboo yields the same volume as cotton from 10% of the land area.
Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, so yields more often from the same plot.
As a grass, bamboo is cut not uprooted, so is good for soil – particularly as it can grow on slopes not viable for other crops.