Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Wayi is now here
Now caring Bamboo socks Men's Ivory and Women's Black and Ivory more to come soon...
Wayi clothing is made of 100% bamboo.
Bamboo is a sustainable resource that thrives naturally without the use of pesticides or the need for fertilizer. Bamboo can grow as much as18 inches over night. The bamboo used in the production of textiles is plantation-raised bamboo. The significance of plantation raised bamboo is that the harvesting of the bamboo does not interfere with the habitat of Panda bears.
Because of its hollow fiber, bamboo has unusual breathing capabilities.
The fiber is filled with micro gaps and micro-holes which allows for better moisture absorption and ventilation than other fibers.
Bamboo fiber can absorb and evaporate perspiration quickly. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial because of its bio-agent bamboo “kun” which does not allow the growth of bacteria on the fiber and therefore eliminates the need for anti-microbial chemical treatment (which is known to cause allergic reaction). When you perspire your clothing will not pick up the odor of your perspiration.
Bamboo fabric is anti-static and does not cling.
Bamboo is 100% biodegradable.
Bamboo apparel products offer the following unique benefits and qualities to its customers:
It feels like cashmere or silk, it is extremely soft.
Bamboo apparel is comfortable, more breathable than cotton, fast drying, moisture-wicking, and thermal regulating. It will keep you cooler in the summer, and you can layer it to be warmer in the winter.
Bamboo fiber contains a natural agent, that prevents the growth of bacteria, thus prevents odor.
Bamboo is one of the world’s most prolific and fastest growing plants. It is inherently organic and is grown without pesticides or chemicals, and is 100% biodegradable.
No dry cleaning necessary. Launder in cool water on Gentle Cycle and tumble dry low. Stain removers may be used for stubborn stains. The use of bleach or liquid fabric softener is not recommended. Dryer sheets may be used. Remove from dryer promptly or line dry.
A quantitative antibacterial capability test was performed by the China Industrial Testing Center (CTITC) from July 7th 2003 thru July 11, 2003. One hundred percent Bamboo Fabric was tested over a 24-hour incubation period with bacterial strain type Staphylococcus aureous. After the 24-hour period the numbers of live bacteria were counted in each sample. The results showed that 100% bamboo fabric exhibits 99.8% antibacterial kill rate.
Studies by the Japan Textile Inspection Association (JTIA) revealed long-term antibacterial efficacy of bamboo fabric. The quantitative test method JISL 1902 was performed using 100% bamboo fabric that had been washed industrially 50 times. Incubation over a 24-hour period with bacterial strain type MRSA Staphylococcus IID 1677 was followed by a count of live bacteria on each sample. Results showed that bamboo fabric showed antibacterial efficacy (greater than) 70% after 50 industrial washings. (Results obtained from Shanghai Tenbro Bamboo Textile LtD)
Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Textile Benefits:
Fifty individuals suffering from the fungal infection tinea pedis commonly called athlete’s foot were given antimicrobial, antibacterial socks. All fifty test subjects reported the disappearance of the burning and itching that accompanies athlete’s foot within 1-2 days of wearing the socks. Within 2-6 days the blistering and sores characteristic of athlete’s foot disappeared and the skin returned to normal. None of the fifty individuals reported any adverse effects.