THEYA Post Surgery Range is made from a unique bamboo mix fabric. Bamboo fabric has been increasingly sought by consumers and retailers due its extremely soft nature as a fabric and being a renewable resource deemed more eco-friendly than cotton. Bamboo fabric as being antibacterial, absorbent, breathable and with a high wicking ability but with little evidence to support these claims.
Theya have investigated these claims, while adhering to the textile industry’s standards and obtained the following results for their bamboo mix fabric. The fabric testing was completed in the laboratory of University College Dublin Biomedical Engineering at the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and by BTTG, Shirley Technologies Limited, Leeds.
THEYA Healthcare’s bamboo mix fabric was tested in comparison to 100% cotton, using two bacteria that mimic those most commonly found in SSIs, one Gram-positive (Staphylococcus Epidermis) and one Gram-negative (Pseudomonas Fluorescens).
THEYA Healthcare’s bamboo mix fabric demonstrated an anti-microbial effect on Gram-positive Staphylococcus Epidermis when compared to 100% cotton. Specifically, the results show a reduction of 92.7% of Staphylococcus Epidermidis in the bamboo mix sample, compared to 0% reduction for 100% cotton.