In the large market of washable nappies, it is easy to get lost among all the choices of types (AIO, AI2, pocket, ...) and materials (cotton, hemp, linen, bamboo, PUL, microfibre, ...). But why does Close choose to make its bamboo viscose nappies?
Bamboo is Close's material of choice for many reasons:
- It is a luxuriously comfortable cloth that is antibacterial, antifungal, hypoallergenic and naturally breathable to keep babies drier for longer. Its natural structure makes it cool in summer and warm in winter. We recommend bamboo for parents who are concerned about their little one's sensitive or allergic skin.
- Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, mainly because it has an extraordinary ability to absorb water. The end result is an excellent breathable fiber, 3-4 times more absorbent than cotton. Bamboo is grown naturally, without industrial agriculture. It is sustainable and thrives without pesticides or fertilizers. It cuts like grass and picks up shoots again without being uprooted, which means it can grow in places where nothing else can be grown.
- The bamboo produced by Close is obtained through a mechanical process, not a chemical one, therefore without the use of substances harmful to our children.
- Close meets the Oekotex 100 standards (standard for the use of materials that are not harmful to health) and Blue Tick. In addition, all dyes are compliant with Reach and OKT100 kinder for the best environment for the baby and Azo free. The original bamboo used in the Close pads is Oekotex certified.
- Close has relied on the same manufacturer for over 12 years and, a factory that has grown with them from 10 to over 70 employees over the last decade. Close employees spend between 6 and 8 weeks in China, to personally check the production processes. It is a family business with which Close collaborates following the standards of a fair and sustainable business relationship, as demonstrated by the longevity of relationships with its suppliers.
Close's goal is always to make high quality products in a fair and low impact way, this is obviously an evolving process, but in the end a product that is made responsibly and sustainably and that lasts longer is better. for the environment!
For 2020 Close is committed to replacing the entire range of virgin polyester fabrics with a new recycled polyester fiber (RPET).