We have seen the test results of the anti-bacterial property of bamboo compared to the ‘incubating’ performance of cotton (See Anti-bacterial properties). Introduced bacteria on bamboo fabric were reduced to less than 0.2% of the introduced number in 24 hours whilst introduced bacteria on cotton fabric multiplied to 550 times the introduced number, also in 24 hours.
What does this mean?
Body odour results from gases produced by bacteria which live on the waste which is exuded from our bodies – sweat and dead skin cells which our bodies give off constantly as a perfectly natural part of living.
When a bamboo fibre fabric is worn against the skin:
hhh* 1 – Any moisture (sweat) is immediately absorbed and taken away from the skin
hhh* 2 – The powerful natural anti-bacterial property of the bamboo constantly keeps bacteria populations in check.
Some people have much more smelly feet than most because they shed more dead cells from their feet than others or they have specific personal bacteria which give off that offensive smell. Though no less hygienic than others, their feet just pong! We have not found a single customer who has not been instantly cured of this condition through wearing our socks.
This same anti-bacterial, anti-body-odour property applies to all our garments made from bamboo fibre.