Bamboo is a versatile fibre and has been historical used in Asia for paper, weapons and household items. Bamboo began to make waves in the western world and commercial markets in the early 2000s as a popular and environmentally kind fabric.
Patents involving bamboo fibre were first recorded in 1864 by Philipp Lichtenstadt. Lichtenstadt’s concept focused upon how bamboo fibre could be used to manufacture cordage, cloth, mats, or pulp for paper. Despite Lichetnstadt’s patent did not materialise into popular commercial goods, but, it did pave the way for the fabric we know and love today.
2001 was the year that put bamboo cloth on the map. Beijing University successfully transformed bamboo into cloth.
Since then, the bamboo clothing marketing has gone from strength to strength. At Weird Fish, we have a permanent bamboo clothing range. Bamboo is a popular fabric worldwide due to its high quality. Bamboo fabric has become a favourite amongst the shoal for a number of reasons, because it is:
- Silky and luxurious texture
- Moisture wicking
Bamboo clothing is more environmentally kind than traditional fabrics used to manufacture clothes due to its rapid growth rate.