While the yarn spun from bamboo is not very elastic, it is exceptionally soft and drapy Bamboo fabric is starting to make it onto runways and the garments are known for being very comfortable, cool and light. Garments made from bamboo demonstrate some elasticity. This may depend somewhat on how the yarn is spun, and the knitting stitch used.
Bamboo fiber absorbs water easily, which also makes it highly dyeable into many color choices.
Fabric and garments made from bamboo fiber are said to have an anti-bacterial quality, making it ideal for many applications. Bamboo is now made into cutting boards and flooring materials. Yarn made from it is being used for towel and clothing fabrics for babies.