Infusing bamboo into equestrian products is both revolutionary and ideal. For the longest time, athletes – both human and animal – have had to endure the heat caused by polyurethane foam and the risk of chemical fire retardants leaching into the skin. These two materials have been present in almost all equestrian ranges…until now.
Bamboo Textiles, along with Olympian Tim Amitrano, have developed a range of equestrian products that are made from bamboo charcoal wadding and bamboo fibre—both utilising the nano particles of bamboo charcoal. The Bamboo Equestrian range of products has been designed by John Henriksen in close association with Heidi Neville and Tim Amitrano. This came about after Tim and Heidi had discovered the benefits of Bamboo Textiles Australia other products and suggested the benefits would apply to equestrian products if they were developed. All Bamboo Equestrian products have been rigorously tested at Traleen Park with the aid of an Infrared thermometer. The results have been fantastic.
Most, if not all, saddle cloths on the market are filled with Polyurethane foam which is heating against the skin. In addition to that most are treated with chemical fire retardants that can leach into the skin. Most of us enjoying equestrian pursuits do quite a bit of camping and at one time or another have slept on a cheap foam mattress and had to endure the heat inducing problems associated with Polyurethane foam. Imagine how your horse feels when you put it on his back.Bamboo charcoal wadding and yarn are made with nano-particles of bamboo-charcoal. Bamboo-carbon nano-particles come from 4-5 year old Bamboo.
Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticide and bamboo-carbon nano particles still retain a natural antibacterial and antifungal function, bacteriostasis and deodorization. As Bamboo Charcoal has a natural antibiosis function, it should not cause any allergic reaction to the skin, unlike other fibers sterilized with an antimicrobial agent.Bamboo-carbon yarn has a cross-section filled with various micro-gaps and micro-holes, hence compared to other conventional fabric; it has better moisture absorption and ventilation. Bamboo charcoal products can absorb and disperse sweat fast, making them feel dry and comfortable.
They also do not stick to skin during hot summer days. Bamboo Charcoal products not only feel cool during hot days, they also have great insulating effect of maintaining temperature in the cold.Bamboo-carbon nano particles can absorb far infrared radiation from the environment; exposure to the sun can aid this process. The emission of far infrared rays help in cell activation, promote blood circulation.As bamboo-carbon has porous structure it can absorb and decompose benzene, phenol, methyl alcohol, and other harmful substances.As bamboo-carbon nano particles are conductive, their presence in the fiber helps prevent charge buildup. As a result, wearer will not experience unnecessary static-electrical shock even in dry conditions.
Using Bamboo Charcoal products will, in general, not cause any allergic reactions as harmful chemicals are not used during production. As the bamboo-carbon nano particles are distributed inside the fibers, rather than on their surface, both Bamboo Charcoal Yarn and Wadding are washable.