The trend towards eco-friendly clothing is growing at a rapid pace. Even though fashion commentators have remarked style is of steadfast importance, today’s consumers are very fabric conscious. Bamboo has become increasingly desirable for its environmentally friendly, comfortable and machine washable fabric. There are numerous companies that are going green. There are numerous companies that are going green and it is now becoming a luxury that the everyday consumer can afford.
Bamboo is especially beneficial for sensitive or allergy prone skin. It is 100% naturally grown without pesticides or fertilizers unlike conventional cotton which uses 25% of all the world’s pesticides. This lack of harsh chemicals takes always allergy risks because of the antibacterial fibers that comprise bamboo making items hypoallergenic. Bamboo is able to absorb and evaporate sweat in a split second and does not stick to the skin. Its natural fabric is extraordinarily breathability and keeps you comfortable and dry for longer. Its fabric has thermo-control, meaning its highly breathable fabric in hot weather also keeps you significantly warmer in colder weather.
The growing popularity of bamboo clothing is better for our planet as well. This means more bamboo plantations, which means more photosynthesis and less greenhouse gas. Bamboo can be the answer to our clothing needs, while being ecologically friendly at the same time.
One of the leaders in bamboo clothing is Barefoot Dreams who became famous for their CozyChic robes and throws due to exposure on Oprah and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. They recently added bamboo to the CozyChic knit fabric, and their new BambooChic Collection includes eco-friendly items the whole family can wear. Their collection includes a variety of luxurious Throw Blankets, precious newborn, toddler, and kids wear, and select products for grown ups including sumptuous spa style robes and throws.
There are a number of small businesses that are gaining market share in this industry. Organic Bamboo Clothing, a family-owned business in Iowa, has expanded their bamboo clothing line with luxurious sheets and towels. Spun Bamboo(R) manufacturers basic, comfortable clothing for men, women, and children and offers private labeling.