Our Bamboo Fabric Properties
The fabric is bacteriostatic, meaning that it prevents the growth of the bacteria most commonly found in surgical site infections. It is 97% resistant to the growth of gram negative bacteria (Pseudomonas fluorescens) and 93% resistant to the growth of gram positive bacteria (Staphylococcus epidermidis). By comparison 100% cotton offers 0% resistance.
The antibacterial nature of the fabric means that it will stay fresher for longer. This is especially important if you are in the post surgery phase and need to wear a bra 24/7 or if you are experiencing hot flushes due to therapy induced menopause.
The fabric is 59% more absorbent than 100% cotton and 36% more absorbent than a leading competitor's post surgery bra. This means it will keep you drier and more comfortable. This is especially important to those undergoing hormone treatments for breast cancer as these can cause hot flushes and excessive perspiration.
The fabric has 19% better horizontal wicking than 100% cotton and 118% better than a leading competitor’s post surgery bra, so it will help keep you cool and comfortable.
In testing, even of a double layer of fabric, as is present in the THEYA Healthcare post surgery bras, our bamboo mix fabric achieved the maximum rating of breathability, so it will not make you perspire.