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Breathable comfort for every day

Bamboo is a very versatile plant: it has been often used for building furniture and creating instruments, we (of CORA) chose to make clothes using its natural fibre. Why? This 100% biodegradable fibre has plenty of advantages for you and your baby: it is anti-irritating, anti-bacteria, with thermal properties and protects against UV rays. Moreover it is high breathable and absorbent as sweat evaporates up to three times faster than traditional cotton. Generally, the cultivation of bamboo has no negative effects on the environment because, in comparison to other plants, bamboo only needs a third of water and does not need an artificial irrigation system. Moreover, it continues to grow without the need of new seeds. Interestingly, bamboo has a high production yield and a high density, which are both important facts as the cultivated soil becomes scarcer year after year due to constant increases in population growth. Furthermore, bamboo grows in regions that are not suitable for the cultivation of other crops, meaning that bamboo does not stand in the way of food plantations. The main bamboo-producer countries are situated in Asia.

 
The bamboo fibre is becoming extremely popular and the extraction process is fascinating. First, the bamboo plant is broken down and the pulp is then processed through multiple production steps. Second, the viscose is obtained by leaving the pulp in a mixture of water, natriumhydroxid and coal disulfit, which is later pressed on paper thin nozzles and dipped into a basin, filled with a solution of water and sulfuric acid. This process hardens the viscose that is turned back into bamboo pulp. Finally, due to the high consumption of water and chemicals, it may be harmful to the environment; that's why professionals are working hard in order to constantly improve it. To reduce any negative impact of bamboo extraction process on the environment, CORA Happywear mixes the bamboo fibre with 30% of organic cotton during the spinning phase. The result is a very soft, breathable and wicking fabric.
 

You will love to wear CORA bamboo cloths, incredibly pleasant and comfortable, fluffy and soft like silk.  
Scroll down to discover more about the advantages of the bamboo fibre compared to the traditional cotton.
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Excellent yield - growth, up to 1m/day.

One of the advantages of bamboo is that it grows very fast (up to 1 meter a day) without the use of any pesticides or insecticides.  The bamboo grass reaches its maximum height (up to 35 m) in about eight to ten weeks.  Indeed, the plant matures quickly and the harvest time is estimated to be within 4-5 years circa. 

A hectare of bamboo generates 60 tons of raw material, (a forest only 20 tons), while traditional cotton only produces 2 tons of raw material.

Uses 1/3 of water compared to other plantations.

Did you know that bamboo doesn't like water? I f the bamboo is watered too much, its roots rot. In fact, bamboo plants only need constant weekly watering once they have been newly planted. Afterwards, rain water just simply suffices. Indeed, the bamboo grass can survive in regions with a humid and tropical weather.  In comparison to other plants, bamboo only needs a third of water and does not need an artificial irrigation system.

Bamboo is so versatile that some varieties can also grow in extreme conditions, such as in very cold climates where the temperature drops below zero in winter!

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Generates up to 35% more oxygen.

Bamboo produces up to 35 percent more oxygen than other plantations and creates less carbon dioxide emissions. One hectare of bamboo absorbs 62 tons of CO2 per year, while a forest only absorbs 15 tons in the same time span. This means that cultivating the bamboo has a positive impact on the so-called carbon footprint: it improves the air quality and the living conditions of people and it helps reducing the degradation of the environment.



The fibre obtained is biodegradable.

 The bamboo fibre is biodegradable.  All types of fiber used in CORA Happywear products are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, domestic, soil, freshwater and marine conditions, so they can fully return to nature. At the end of its efficient cycle of life, the bamboo fibre can be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

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