Every brand has a story and so does Kalilo. Our love and obsession for natural fibres is how Kalilo was born. Once we touched and felt a hand felted cashmere scarf one fine day, there was no going back. The luster, softness and warmth of a handspun yak blanket just blew us away. A hand knitted bamboo scarf was absolutely mesmerizing. It was an easy decision, what better than to work with what you love everyday and share that with the world.
Bamboo - easy on you and the environment
One of the coolest things about the world's tallest grass - yes it's a grass and not a tree, is that it grows fast - really fast which makes them one of the fastest growing plants.Some species of bamboo grow as much as 4 cm in an hour. They grow back from their roots (no re-plantation required) and they do not need nasty fertilizers or pesticides. They consume less land and water compared to for e.g. cotton. Given the height bamboo reaches, it also gives high yield per unit area. All this makes harvesting bamboo inherently sustainable and easy on the environment. All in all bamboo probably provides one of the best mix of eco-friendly and performance benefits.
- breathable and super comfortable - Apparels made from bamboo are very comfortable because it is highly breathable and regulates temperature very well, making it cool in summer and warm in winter. It is also naturally anti-static and absorbs moisture quickly, drying very fast, so bamboo fabric does not stick and cling to your skin.
- hypoallergenic and antibacterial - Bamboo fibre is naturally hypoallergenic, making it perfect for sensitive skin as it prevents any allergic reactions. It has natural antibacterial properties which resists the growth of bacteria on fabric, making it naturally odour-resistant even after multiple washes. It is soft and smooth, feeling great against your skin.
- low on eco footprint - Apparels made from bamboo yarn are bio-degradable and they naturally decompose in soil. Bamboo fibre is colorfast, meaning it needs less dye than other fibres like: cotton or modal and gets more vivid colors. Bamboo is also easily washable and chemical-laden fabric softeners are neither needed nor recommended.