Elivia James – Leading the Bamboo Generation

Why Bamboo?

After a few months of researching fabrics for my Sleepeaz, I still hadn’t found a material that inspired me. Soon after, my Aunt returned from a holiday in Hawaii with a blanket as a gift for my daughter, it was in the softest material I had ever felt. I checked the label and noted it was made of Bamboo. Not knowing anything about it, I started looking into its properties and was astounded by its benefits.

Coincidently my daughter was diagnosed with an eye condition just a few weeks later. It required eye occlusion therapy, meaning one eye had to be patched for 8 hours every day. The patches that were recommended by her specialist as the best for comfort and skin irritation, happened to be made of Bamboo.

Once I knew Bamboo was being used to be put on a small child’s face (all day long) for medical purposes, I felt certain I had found the material that I wanted to work with.

​Our Signature Baby Soft Bamboo Blend is as soft as silk, and its multifunctional design means it will last your little one up to three times longer than the average baby grow.  Bamboo also has a significant range of other benefits:

Hypoallergenic

Bamboo contains a bio-agent called bamboo-kun that reduces the risk of any irritation or allergic reactions. Making it perfect for the most sensitive of skin, and ideal for babies and children.
No chemicals or pesticides are used in the growth or production of Bamboo, this can also help prevent skin irritations that can flare up with other chemically treated fabrics.

Regulates Our Body Temperature

Bamboo actually regulates your child’s body temperature. Every fiber has a built-in thermostat, in the form of micro-gaps, which aid ventilation. It is moisture-wicking to keep your baby dry, and is a few degrees cooler than cotton in the Summer, and a few degrees warmer in the Winter.

Naturally Antibacterial

​Bamboo naturally repels odours and allergens. It actually kills and inhibits germs and bacteria.

Natural UV Protection

​Bamboo has UV protection built in, to protect your little ones from any harmful rays.

Ecofriendly

​Bamboo regenerates naturally, making it one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planet. It required very little water to grow and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than hardwood trees, while using no chemicals or fertilisers.

A Self-Replenishing Resource

​The miracle of Bamboo is, it rarely, if ever, needs replanting. One acre of Bamboo will yield 10 times more than one acre of cotton. Cotton needs harvesting and re-planting every year, whereas some species of Bamboo, will grow up to 4 ft. every day and be fully harvestable within 3-4 years, without the aid of chemicals or fertilisers.

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