The trend of using bamboo in fabrics for clothing and bedding has increased in recent years. Partly due to its status as an ethical and sustainable resource, but also because of its versatility and luxurious feel.
But what are the benefits of bamboo drying coats for your dog?
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Bamboo is Super Soft
When bamboo is mechanically processed and spun into super soft bamboo fabric it’s just as soft as cashmere and as smooth as silk, but with added benefits both from the way the fabric feels and its impact on the planet during the manufacturing process.
When viewed under a microscope, bamboo fibres can be seen to have rounded ends instead of pointy or blunt, which is what contributes towards making the fabric feel so, so good.
Bamboo is strong, affordable and super soft and cosy. People liken the feel of bamboo fabrics to that of silk or cashmere, it’s THAT soft.
As you wash your coat again and again the ends of the bamboo fibres get smoother and it actually improves the feel of softness and luxury.
In fact, bamboo is so soft, so hypoallergenic and with its antibacterial nature, it’s used in much more than just clothing.
Towels, bandages, masks and nurses’ uniforms have all been made from bamboo.
Bamboo fabric is incredibly durable despite its soft, delicate feel and will last for years with the correct care, remembering to wash your drying coats with gentle detergent, low heat and a delicate cycle. .
Bamboo is Thermoregulating
Will a bamboo drying coat keep my dog warm or cool?
The fabric of your bamboo coat has a clever structure that keeps them cooler when it’s warm, and warmer when it’s cool.
The rounded ends on the bamboo fibres create minuscule airgaps throughout the weave of the fabric which makes it a naturally breathable material making it easier for them to regulate their temperature.
So whether drying off after a summer swim or after a wet winter’s walk, they’ll be comfortable in their bamboo coat.
Antibacterial and Odor resistant.
It absorbs moisture at a rate 4 times as much as cotton does!
And because bamboo has naturally occurring antibacterial qualities, it will reduce any bacterial growth from the rain or pond water which reduces any smells.
Due to fewer chemicals being used in both the farming and manufacturing stages, bamboo fabrics are very well suited to those who have allergy issues or sensory issues when it comes to fabric.
Be sure to double-check that the fabric used to make your coat has been mechanically processed rather than using chemicals and it’s even better.
Eco Friendly and sustainable
The reason you’re even looking at switching to bamboo is of course the fact that its usage, growth and manufacturing process have far less of an impact on the planet than other fabric sources, even organic cotton.
Unlike cotton, bamboo doesn’t require any additional fertilizers or pesticides to grow and can regenerate itself from the roots. This means no replanting which means less machinery and fewer resources such as oil and gas required in order to produce it.
Bamboo also absorbs almost 30% more carbon dioxide than other plants and trees, including cotton.
How to recycle bamboo drying coats
Once your drying coat is worn out and old, it can be fully recycled, or even composted.
The good news is that most bamboo items are biodegradable, even if that means taking some care to remove the non-biodegradable parts first.
You may need to remove buttons, elastics or zips depending on the item of clothing being composted (Or be prepared to be fishing out these items from your compost heap in a year’s time!)
You might ask whether you can do this with any all-natural fibres and you’d be correct, but as explained earlier in this article, bamboo also has some additional ecological and ethical advantages over cotton, linen or hemp garments.
Bamboo fabric typically takes around 1 year to decompose in an active and maintained compost heap or bin.
How to wash and dry bamboo drying coats for dogs?
Bamboo fabric keeps the strength of the bamboo plant and is incredibly durable, outlasting cotton equivalents when cared for properly.
Washing at a cool temperature or a cold wash helps to maintain the shape of the jacket and reduce possible shrinkage.
Looking to switch2bamboo for your dog drying coats?
The siccaro wetdog drying coat holds seven times its weight in water keeping you and your vehicle dry after those muddy wet walks.
Nash’s premium bamboo drying coat is guaranteed to become an everyday essential after a wet walk or bath.
Before getting back in the car or house, easily slip the coat over their head and secure it with the adjustable hood and belly strap for maximum coverage. They will be snug and dry in no time, whilst preventing wet dog shakes and stains.
Handmade in Britain to harness the drying power and comfort of sustainable bamboo.
The twin layer design creates a fast-wicking, moisture management system that is super absorbent and breathable.
The ultra-soft bamboo is naturally antibacterial & hypoallergenic, whilst absorbing 60% more moisture than traditional cotton.
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