Our Bamboo Process

Bamboo's come a long way since tiki huts and fishing poles . . . . So, how do bamboo fields become bamboo shirts? Here's Cariloha's unique process for harvesting and producing this truly green resource.





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    harvest

    Harvest

    First, we cut the seasoned stalks into smaller pieces of raw bamboo.

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    process

    Process

    Next, the bamboo is soaked in a solution via a closed loop process to ensure that this process is as environmentally friendly as the bamboo it soaks.

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    dry

    Dry

    This solution breaks down the bamboo fibers, extracting the bamboo pulp that is then dried into parchment-like sheets.

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    mill

    Mill

    Once thoroughly dried, these sheets are ready to be milled into a soft, fluffy material referred to as viscose from bamboo.

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    sew

    Sew

    It is then separated and spun into thread that’s used to create yarn for weaving.

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    wear it

    Wear It

    The end result is a naturally luxurious fabric that's twice as soft as cotton.