Bamboo has always been grown without pesticides and does not need to be irrigated. This makes bamboo one of the self-sufficient plants that conserve resources. Furthermore, bamboo rarely - if ever - needs to be replanted.
Some bamboo species can grow up to three metres per day and be completely harvested within three to four years, while regenerating on their own.
Viscose made from bamboo is one of the strongest and cosiest fabrics. Care is easy and requires no special methodology: bamboo materials need to be washed less often than other textiles, which is relevant to the life cycle of a product. Furthermore, bamboo fibres require less dyes in the dyeing process than other materials and retain their vibrant colours much longer.
The fibres are not chemically treated so they are naturally smoother, rounder and have no sharp spores that irritate the skin. This makes bamboo fabric hypoallergenic and perfect for people who are allergic to other natural fibres such as wool or hemp. Bamboo contains an antibacterial and bacteriostatic bio-active ingredient called "Bamboo Kun", which ensures that the fabric is antibacterial and antifungal. The active ingredient also allows the plant to thrive and grow in the wild - without the use of pesticides or fertilisers. Even in textile form, the material kills all bacteria, so not only does the wearer feel fresh for longer and stay odour-free for a long time, but the garment is also more hygienic.
The fabric made from eucalyptus is called TENCEL™. It is mainly extracted from the wood of the eucalyptus plant. The cellulose of the wood is used to produce fibres that have proven to be extremely durable and versatile in fabric processing.
Eucalyptus has similar properties to bamboo, because here, too, no additional irrigation, fertiliser or pesticides are needed during cultivation. In pulp and fibre production, special care is taken to ensure a closed loop in terms of necessary auxiliary materials such as chemicals, water and energy. Where the life cycle of a conventional garment ends, that of the TENCEL™ fabric only begins, because it is biodegradable and can thus ideally contribute to the nourishment of the next trees.
The majority of our materials are certified by Oeko-Tex.