While making my way through the 2nd annual Keizer River Fair I came across a booth with all natural Bamboo clothing. It feels amazingly soft, which surprised me. I have never bought anything bamboo but I am thinking that will change. They even make the claim that bamboo is softer than cashmere, silk and Egyptian fabrics.
If you don’t know much about bamboo here are some quick facts for you – Bamboo is arguably one of the world’s best sustainable resources. With a growth rate of up to a meter or more per day, bamboo holds the world record as the fastest growing plant. And, bamboo is actually not a wood but a grass, continuously sending up new shoots after harvesting without a need for replanting. Bamboo can be utilized in just 4-5 years unlike traditional hardwoods that not only take 25-70 years to mature, but also require replanting. From BambooClothes.com
100% Bamboo Clothing
Baby Bambu – Bamboo Infant Pants, Bamboo Baby Sleeping Gown, and Short Sleeve Bamboo Kimono Onesie.
Eco Choices Eco Bathroom – 100% Real Bamboo Towels
Some other great facts about bamboo;
- Chemical Free
- 3-4 times cooler than cotton
- Has all natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
- Produces up to 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees
If you like cashmere or silk, try bamboo. Who knows you may find that you like it better and doesn’t it feel good to be part of something that is good for the environment?