Bamboo Couture

Really? A bamboo dress? Bamboo is for Tiki bars, floors and an occasional salad bowl. But what do I know. I had to go check this out for myself. Rather than the stiff, scratchy burlapy fabric I expected, the jersey was soft and stretchy. I found this out on my excursion to a local designer dress shop. I also found out that since bamboo is a natural product it naturally works with your body temperature and wicks away moisture and acts as a natural deodorant. I’m not sure if I’ll give up my bath and beauty products just yet, but I’m willing to give bamboo clothing a try.

Bamboo isn’t just for Tiki huts anymore.

Come to think of it, I recently saw a program on bamboo and as it turns out, has a lot of environmental benefits. It releases 35% more air for us to breathe than trees, it’s a sustainable product that grows fast without fertilizer and is easily transported. And there are tons of products made from bamboo. Bamboo mats. Bamboo floors. Bamboo houses. Bamboo fences. Bamboo counter-tops. Bamboo curtains. You get the idea. The rainforests should consider the lucky bamboo their friend. We should too.

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