Though it has been in the textile industry for centuries, it wasn’t until 1881 that the first patent for a bamboo suiting fabric was introduced. Previously it had been used more frequently in hats, shoes and more sturdier garments such as Victorian corsets and bustles.
However, new technology has allowed for higher precision in weaving fabrics and so many plant based materials such as linen and bamboo reached unprecedented levels of quality. Today, fabrics made from bamboo are as soft as cashmere and silk. However, bamboo has one distinct difference: durability. The strength of the fiber matched with the exceptional softness makes for a truly desirable cloth that encapsulates all of the finest qualities in luxury fabric.