What is Eco-fabric?
Eco-fabric is cloth fabric embedded with nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal. Eco-fabric resists odor and germs, keeps cool and dry, and absorbs and emits far infra-red radiation.
Eco-fabric is fabric made by Greenyarn, a nanotechnology company that develops advanced materials for consumers seeking eco-friendly alternatives to conventional fabrics. Greenyarn's global HQ is in Boston, Massachusetts.
Eco-fabric possesses the following properties:
Absorption and emission of Far Infrared Radiation
Bamboo-carbon nano particles can absorb far infrared radiation from the environment, and emit them to help in cell activation, promotes blood circulation and metabolism in the long run.
Antibacterial and antifungal
Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticide and bamboo-carbon nano particles still retains its natural antibacterial and antifungal functions, bacteriostasis and deodorization.
As Eco-fabric has natural antibiosis function, it should not cause any allergic reaction to the skin, unlike other fibers sterilized with antimicrobial agent.
Breathable and dry
Bamboo-carbon yarn has a cross-section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, hence compared to other conventional fabric; it has better moisture absorption and ventilation.
Eco-fabric products can absorb and disperse sweat fast, making them feel dry and comfortable. They also do not stick to skin during hot summer days.
As bamboo-carbon has porous structure. Eco-fabric can absorb and decompose benzene, phenol, methyl alcohol, and other harmful substances.
Using Eco-fabric generally will not cause any allergic reactions as Eco-fabric gets all its above properties from bamboo. Harmful chemicals are not used during production of Eco-fabric.
Prevent static electricity buildup
As bamboo-carbon nano particles are conductive, their presence in the fiber helps Eco-fabric prevent charge buildup. As a result, wearer of Eco-fabric products will not experience unnecessary static-electrical shock even in dry conditions.
Eco-fabric products not only feel cool during hot days, they also have great insulating effect of maintaining temperature in the cold.
As the bamboo-carbon nano particles is distributed inside fibers rather than on their surface, Eco-fabric is washable without diminishing the effectiveness of the carbon powder's special qualities even after 50 washes.
About Bamboo Charcoal
When used for boiling water and making rice, bamboo charcoal will absorb heavy metals and other harmful chemicals in the water to make it taste better.
Test has shown that for every liter of water, 1 to 2 pieces of bamboo charcoal placed in it for 31 hours or more will make it taste like natural spring water.
Details about benefits of bamboo charcoal at greenyarn.com.
Greenyarn sends its products to many different international testing center, around the world for different tests to ensure the products exceed the international standards.
The following are the test reports available for the manufacturer website http://www.greenyarn.com, as scientific proof of qualities as claimed:
How is Eco-fabric made?
Eco-fabric's bamboo charcoal nano-particles comes from Taiwanese Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys heterocycla pubescens), grown naturally in the Jhushan "Bamboo Mountain" region of Taiwan.
A renewable resource, a bamboo forest regrows in 4 to 5 years, while a tree forest takes 60 years.
|Select, 4 to 5 year old bamboo which is grown naturally in Jhushan (Taiwan).|
|The bamboo is dried and heated at 800°C until it becomes bamboo charcoal.|
|The bamboo charcoal is sent for further processing to be turned into nano particles.|
|Ultra-fine bamboo charcoal nano particles are embedded into cotton or polyester fiber.|
|The fiber is then drawn into yarn, and processed into Eco-fabric.|
See Greenyarn Eco-fabric products on this website.