Looking for a way to be more sustainable? Step out of your traditional cotton socks and into eco-friendly bamboo socks.
Bamboo socks have a multitude of benefits aside from being comfortable. These socks are made of tightly woven bamboo fiber strands and are a great eco-friendly hiking socks alternative. Here are four reasons you should switch to bamboo socks:
Bamboo Viscose is Renewable and Natural
If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint and live a more sustainable lifestyle, bamboo is the top choice when it comes to eco-friendly clothing.
According to Dr. Keith Laidler, director of Panda Trust, bamboo emits 35% more oxygen than trees and grows quickly, replenishing within a year after being harvested. This means it doesn’t suffer from issues such as logging or deforestation like other materials. As a renewable and natural resource, bamboo fiber clothing is a great eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to cotton.
Bamboo is Self-Sufficient
Bamboo can be grown without pesticides and is naturally resistant to infectious bacteria and insects. Cotton, however, requires a large volume of pesticides and fertilizer, which in turn creates more crop waste.
Bamboo also requires a third of the water cotton needs to grow. Once it’s harvested, new bamboo shoots appear at the roots every year, growing to a harvestable condition in 4-5 years.
Bamboo Viscose has Antibacterial Features
Bamboo socks also have antibacterial features, making them a great eco-friendly athletic sock. Bacteria on your feet puts your health at risk. These socks help deprive fungus, germs, and microbes of moisture they need to live — keeping your feet cleaner and preventing athlete’s foot and other similar conditions.
Bamboo Socks Prevent Moisture
Bamboo socks are breathable and lightweight. Moisture around your feet is not only uncomfortable but can lead to fungal infections and cause odors. Bamboo socks will help keep your feet dry and protect against moisture because of its absorbent fibers. With moisture removed, bacteria cannot thrive there, reducing foot odors and infections.
EcoSox is committed to providing quality, eco-friendly socks. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources on earth, and the viscose yarn ensures your socks are eco-friendly without compromising on comfort or quality. Whether you’re playing basketball or curled up with a good book, a comfy pair of sustainable socks goes a long way.