68% VISCOSE MADE FROM BAMBOO + 27% MERINO WOOL + 5% ELASTANE = BAMBOOL
Blending these fibers together gives our fabric a unique edge, perfectly suited for any athletic endeavor!
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It can survive in a variety of climates, is far more water-efficient than cotton, and its intricate root systems form a watershed to prevent soil erosion. Bamboo can be reharvested with no damage to the surrounding environment, and it regenerates after being cut just like the grass in your own backyard. When a bamboo cane is cut down, it will regenerate and be ready for harvest again in as little as one year.
Known for its wool, the Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep originally from Turkey and central Spain. Now predominately found in Australia, Merino are skilled foragers and very adaptable to different climates and regions. They are regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. Because their wool never stops growing, Merino need to be shorn at least once a year for their own health and safety. This means that Merino wool is a naturally renewable and self-sustaining textile.
We are proud of our fabric, which is made from a blend of viscose made from bamboo, merino wool, and elastane.
The viscose made from bamboo is made using the bamboo leaves and the soft, inner pith from the hard bamboo trunk, which are extracted using a steaming process and then mechanically crushed. The pulp is then subjected to chemical process which transforms it into a fiber, which is then spun into yarn.
The Merino wool we use also has it’s own special process to make it ready to wear. Once the Merino fleece leaves the farm it is scoured to remove any dirt and debris. The tangled fibres are then opened up into a continuous length, through a “carding” process, and then further aligned and combed into “wool top” – a continuous grouping of twistless fibres. The top is then spun by drawing it down into a fine roving to which twist is applied, binding the fibres together to form a continuous and strong yarn.
We then knit together the the bamboo viscose yarn, the merino wool yarn, and a little bit of elastane for stretch, to make our Bambool fabric – ready to be worn, sweated in, and loved by you!