Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Many Choices Available in Eco-Friendly Clothing

Scarf made from bamboo yarn and ribbons. Origi...Image via WikipediaBy Joe Schumpeter

Organic clothing has become more and more popular in the last few years, and the demand for bamboo clothing specifically is constantly increasing. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to all the chemicals used in the process of manufacturing the fabrics that are used in normal clothing can later have serious adverse effects for your health.

Therefore, it is a wise idea to consider eco-friendly alternatives when choosing clothing.

Fortunately the choices available have expanded considerably in recent years with most major brands now offering eco-friendly alternatives. These include organic cotton and other fabrics that are grown without the intensive use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers. They are also processed using greener technologies. The whole idea is that the process from farm to you should be gentle to the environment as well as safe for the end user.

If you have ever worn a bamboo shirt, you must know how soft and comfortable this material feels. Bamboo shirts provide a cool feel in the summer, and in the winter months they will have a more cashmere or silk feel, providing you with warmth. And yet, one of the best parts about bamboo clothes is that this specific plant grows incredibly fast. It has been documented that it can grow as fast as 2 inches per hour. Moreover, there are more than one thousands different bamboo species. While the height is various, depending on the specie it belongs to, some of the highest species measure more than 100 feet.

However, the prices for organic clothes are pretty high compared to the wool and cotton alternatives. This can change only if the consumers become more aware of the benefits of eco friendly clothing, and increase the demand for these products.

Some of the most important advantages of wearing organic clothes are that they are natural, anti-bacterial, pest resistant and hypoallergenic. It has also been proven that they do a great job when it comes to absorbing moisture, since they do that much faster than traditional fabrics. Therefore, they are great for exercising, as the moisture released when perspiring will quickly evaporate instead of sticking to the skin, as it happens with clothes that are made from cotton or synthetic fibers. In conclusion, if you are looking for organic clothes and towels for your family, remember that the benefits of clothing made from bamboo fabric far outweigh the price you have to pay in money.

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