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Medical scrubs manufacturer launches line of bamboo clothes

on Monday,August 16,2010 19:08

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Bamboo fabric is one of the fastest growing environmentally friendly products on the market. An increasing number of clothing retailers are designing fashions using this sustainable product.

Bamboo is a tropical grass that grows rapidly without the need for fertilizer or pesticides. The pulp of the plant is made into fibers, which can knit or woven. Fabric is then bleached without the use of chlorine, and colored using low-impact dyes that do not contain fixative chemicals. Bamboo is often blended with organic cotton or spandex to add structure.

For example, Amazing Tee's recently announced that it will offer medical scrubs that are made from bamboo. The new line will be manufactured by IguanaMed, which uses this fabric for the production of medical scrubs due to its naturally antimicrobial properties. Bamboo fabric is also known for being highly absorbent, durable, soft, easy to wash and wrinkle-free. Scrubs come in colors such as Merlot, carbon black and winter white.

The bamboo that IguanaMed uses is certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association. Bamboo fabric can be used to create a wide range of clothes including shirts, dresses, socks and slacks, and is often described as being silkier and softer than cotton.
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