Monday, July 19, 2010

Bamboo Clothing - Fashion Made Eco-Friendly

By Andrea Dilea

Bamboo along with being one of the tallest grasses in the world is also the fastest growing. The growth characteristics of bamboo make it a valuable resource. Fast growing and quick spreading, it improves the soil and stops erosion. Bamboo is grown naturally, without pesticides or chemicals, making it a totally organic, eco-friendly resource.

Bamboo has long been used by many cultures for housing and furniture. A fast grower, it has become a valuable organic, eco-friendly resource since it grows naturally and requires no pesticides or chemicals. In fact, bamboo is pest and disease resistant by nature.

The inner part of the hard bamboo cane consists of plant fibres that can be processed and made into fabric. The idea for bamboo fabric is a relatively new process developed at the Beijing University in 2001. Continuing research has revolutionized the process and bamboo clothing and fabric has found a well-deserved spot on department store racks and boutique shelves.

The bamboo fabric is described as a cross between silk and cashmere. It is soft, breathable, and contains the bamboo Kun substance making it naturally antibacterial and antifungal. The thought of having clothes that actually resist pests and insects is truly amazing and these properties are not lost during the processing stage and even with repeated washings.

Bamboo fabric has other unique properties that can keep you warm in the winter and cool during summer. Bamboo clothing takes moisture away from your skin, has remarkable effects on circulation and keeps you fresh, dry and odour free. That is why it is highly recommended for people with allergies or sensitive skin. Bamboo clothing does not need any special care and requires no dry cleaning or bleaching. You can simply throw them into the washer and run a delicate cold cycle then tumble or spin dry on low. So does it get any better than this?

Definitely. Bamboo clothing is reasonably priced and can be either stylish, casual or dressy. They're no longer limited to the standard tees - now there is bamboo sleepwear, jackets, dresses, slacks, tops and shorts, plus specialty bed and bath sheets and towels. Bamboo has come a long way and measures up to today's eco-friendly advocacies. So save the planet - go bamboo.

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