How is bamboo turned into pillows, clothing, and other textiles?

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How is bamboo turned into pillows, clothing, and other textiles?

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Bamboo is a very fibrous material, so its stripped down into these fibers, softened, and woven like any other fibrous material. It’s also super soft and breathable, as well as more renewable than other materials because of bamboos ridiculous growth rate.

Just got done cutting some bamboo fleece.

Oversimplified, they crush the bamboo, use enzymes to break it down to a pulp. Mechanically separate the fibers from the pulp. Fibers are then spun into yarn. Yarn is turned into linen/fleece/some type of fabric.

The bamboo fabric is sent to the apparel manufacturer which will be cut and sewed up.

Mostly, the cellulose is extracted mechanically, chemically liquified, then precipitated as new fibers. It’s the same process as viscose or rayon, using bamboo instead of wood.