Most people refer to bamboo as a type of wood that is used in making furniture. Rarely would people associate bamboo with clothes let alone socks but what they do not know is that, bamboo as a fabric is to cotton what cashmere is to wool…soft, luxurious and comfortable.
Bamboo socks are woven from natural viscose bamboo fiber and then woven with other fiber such as nylon and spandex and unlike other socks in the market, they contain some intrinsic properties that make bamboo socks a healthy, durable, and cost-effective option.
Here are five reasons why the next time you shop for socks, you should insist on bamboo socks.
FIRST, BAMBOO FIBER IS HYPOALLERGENIC. That means bamboo socks are not likely to cause an allergic reaction. For people who are prone to allergic reactions from skin-fabric contact, bamboo socks are inevitably their best option.
SECONDLY, BAMBOO FIBER HAS A SMOOTH AND ROUND STRUCTURE. Therefore, its socks are soft and none irritating to sensitive skin so that they feel just like silk next to your skin. However, for individuals with chemical sensitivities, it is good to exercise caution because most bamboo fiber is processed using chemical processes.
THIRD, THEY DO NOT STINK. Bamboo fiber contains a substance referred to as bamboo Kun. This is an antimicrobial agent that gives the plant a natural resistance to pest and fungi infestation. Hence, bacteria don’t live well in this fabric so it doesn’t get smelly easily even after frequent use.
FOURTH, THEY ARE REALLY DRY. Bamboo fiber is highly absorbent and is likely to wick water away from the skin 3-4 times faster than cotton. Therefore, in both cold and dry weather, the wearer is drier, cooler and more comfortable.
FIFTH, BAMBOO SOCKS ARE EASY TO CLEAN. Bamboo fiber is easy to wash and iron; it doesn’t run color as easily as cotton fiber and it also doesn’t wrinkle or shrink as easily as cotton fiber. So you can clean and iron your socks as frequently as needed without worrying that they will fade. That notwithstanding, if there is a care label on the socks it’s better to follow the instructions given when cleaning and ironing.
Finally, bamboo is one of the most cost-effective; easy to care and comfortable socks in the market so the next time you are looking to give your feet a real treat… think bamboo socks.