Monday, February 22, 2010

Yummy Yummy Bamboo

BAMBOO ...who would have thought that anyone would make CLOTHING out of BAMBOO? Not I.

I have to tell you that after many years of feeling fabrics, washing clothes, drying clothes, wearing clothes and storing clothes, NOTHING beats BAMBOO. Here is what you should know:

Bamboo is an eco-friendly, sustainable crop that grows wild without the aid of fertilizers or pesticides.And is CPSIA approved.

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), conventional cotton consumes more water than any other agricultural commodity.

Nitrogen-heavy fertilizer runoff from cotton fields feeds oceanic "dead zones" that deprive water of oxygen and kill fish. Seven of the top 15 pesticides used on U.S. cotton crops are deemed by the EPA to be potential or known human carcinogens.

Industrial production of synthetic fibers releases lung-damaging pollutants such as nitrogen and sulfur oxides, particulates, carbon monoxide and heavy metals into the air. Manufacturing of most fabrics also releases climate-warming carbon dioxide into the air.

Not so with bamboo.

Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial, anti fungal and anti static. Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in summer weather. And Bamboo stays 2-3 degrees cooler in hot weather and warmer in cold.

In our world of NEW and IMPROVED ...BAMBOO takes the prize!!!!!!