Ancient civilizations were using bamboo for building long before they were using other materials and this trend has faded slightly over the centuries, but is now making a comeback in parts of the world, becoming a popular resource.
Bamboo fabric is used for many applications these days, from bedding to clothing. This is because this environmentally responsible fabric is silky to the touch, looks like a much more expensive fabric such as silk or cashmere, and is durable as well as being good for those who are health conscious.
The natural antibacterial properties of bamboo fibers make bamboo a great material for use in clothing, especially intimates. Bamboo and cotton were tested for how much bacteria they killed over a 24-hour period, and the bamboo killed nearly all of the bacteria, while the cotton did not kill any. Bamboo also doesn't stick to the skin like cotton and can keep a person cooler during the hotter months.
The benefits of this translate to less stinky and cleaner clothes, sheets, diapers, towels, and much more. These antibacterial properties are also very attractive for wound dressings, inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria in the bandages. This means less frequent washing is necessary, another win for the environment.
Bamboo charcoal actually absorbs and retains the bad odors, as well as moisture, as opposed to traditional deodorizers, which just try to mask the offending odors. This is a great, green alternative to using chemicals, candles, and cleaners to deodorize your home, car or office.