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  • January 15, 2021 4 min read

    Why Invest in Bamboo Socks?

    In this current climate (literally and figuratively), buzzwords like ‘Sustainability,’ ‘Green,’ ‘Conscious,’ and ‘Eco-friendly’ are discussed with increased frequency. Rightfully so, as changing weather conditions, increased production, and modern population needs have created a need for attention to new systems and products that take the impact on the earth into account. Looking at sustainability as a whole can seem like a daunting and complex problem for one single person to tackle. Taking small steps to make conscious choices for sustainability is the best way to feel like you are doing your part. A great way to start is by buying items made with environmentally friendly materials, such as bamboo socks

    Bamboo is a versatile material with many uses across the world. From construction to paper to textiles, bamboo is helping to bring sustainability into the fabric market and fashion industry. According to The Conscious Challenge, “Textiles production (including cotton farming) uses around 93 billion cubic meters of water annually, representing 4% of global freshwater withdrawal.” One of the natural resources that could help mitigate this issue could be bamboo. Bamboo is a great natural resource for those with sustainability in mind.

    How is Bamboo fabric for Bamboo Socks Made?

    Bamboo fabric is a natural resource- a natural fiber, harvested from the pulp of bamboo reeds, stalks, or grass. Natural fibers are already better sustainability-wise than manmade fibers. The harvested plant is macerated or compressed until it splits into fibrous threads. These threads can be used to create yarn which is then woven into cloth. Often, bamboo fabric or bamboo cloth for garments and items is mixed with other fibers to provide extra benefits such as elasticity and durability. Our bamboo socks are made with 70% Bamboo fiber, 25% Nylon fiber, and 25% Spandex fiber. Having these extra components in our bamboo socks makes them as comfortable as possible, but also as environmentally friendly as possible.

    Why Bamboo is More Environmentally Friendly

    Bamboo is much more environmentally friendly than other crops similarly used for garment production. Bamboo requires a third of the water that cotton needs to grow. It wins in the sustainability department as a natural resource because it needs little to no irrigation assistance so farmers don’t need to divert precious water or use high volumes to produce it. Additionally bamboo grows quickly (up to 4 feet a day!), doesn’t need to be replanted, and has a 10 to 1 yield over not so environmentally friendly options such as cotton. Bamboo is also an ideal material, especially for bamboo socks, not only for sustainability, because of its immense durability. Bamboo has the potential to outlast and outperform cotton. This type of reliability is important, longer lasting fabrics and fiber will certainly benefit the user and environment. Increased sustainability comes in the form of bamboo socks and clothing made from bamboo will have to be replaced less frequently. One other environmentally friendly feature of bamboo fiber and bamboo socks is bamboo typically requires less dye, saving natural resources and producing less waste all around.

    What are the benefits of bamboo in socks?

    • Environmentally Friendly: Given the sustainability benefits blended with the comfort benefits here, bamboo is an ideal material, especially for bamboo socks.
    • Added Softness: Some say bamboo is on par with silk in terms of softness and strength, which makes it an idea choice for use garments like bamboo socks.
    • Highly Absorbant: The nature of the material makes it naturally moisture wicking and helps maintain dryness. Great for athletes and performance.
    • Antibacterial: Bamboo is said to have naturally antibacterial properties which can help maintain freshness.
    • Hypoallergenic - Bamboo doesn’t create reactions that other fibers, like wool and cotton often have on those with sensitive skin. 

    Why Buy Our Bamboo Socks

    • CUSHIONED ANTI-BLISTER TECHNOLOGY, MOISTURE WICKING: A cushioned heel and toe prevents blisters. A seamless toe prevents irritation. The moisture wicking properties wick away perspiration, keeping the bamboo running socks light and dry. Anti-odor technology prevents the buildup of stink.
    • PREMIUM BAMBOO YARN: Our innovative bamboo blend features next generation yarns to provide the benefits an ultra-soft performance running sock. Made of 70% Bamboo/25% Nylon/5% Spandex. The running socks are unisex, designed for both men and women. See the size chart below or in the image to the left for sizing.
    • BREATHABLE MESH PANELING: Specially designed mesh paneling located on the top of the running socks provide superior airflow, keeping feet cool and comfortable. It makes it the ideal sport sock for men and women.
    • NO-SLIP TAB: A special cushioned tab on the back of the socks prevents the sport socks from slipping or sliding into your running shoes.
    • BUY FROM A TRUSTED AMERICAN COMPANY: At Pure Athlete, we are experts in socks. We are manufacturers of many of the bestselling running, hiking, and ski socks. Don’t take our word for it, read our customer reviews and try our running socks. We know you will love them or your money back. We back all our products by a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee.

    Shop our Pure Athlete Bamboo Running Sock HERE.