Bamboo fibres are extracted from bamboo plants grown primarily on the Asian continent, which have matured for at least 4 years. Bamboo plants grow very quickly, so are sustainable to cropping.
The bamboo timber is harvested, crushed and mixed with two common chemicals which dissolve then regenerate the bamboo cellulose to form the fibres, which can then be spun into yarn.
The yarn is very soft, durable, holds dye well and is very absorbent, making it a great choice for warm weather clothing.
The Perran Yarn range includes a DK-weight bamboo yarn from Lotus Yarns in China, which we have hand-dyed using Jacquard Procion MX dyes with a cold-set method.