Bamboo Home Store Inc., was founded in 2009 in Grass Valley California, the mission was to educate the public about this versatile good for the environment and good for the body. Bamboo is a hard, woody plant that is green and good for the environment, but it can also be made into ultra-soft clothing, bedding, and bath goods that rivaled the softness of cashmere and silk. Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler than cotton and wicks moisture away from your body. It even helps repel odors and allergens as it is anti-microbial.
Bamboos are some of the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 35 inches within a 24 hour period. Bamboo is a very hardy plant and does not require irrigation, harmful fertilizers, or replanting, adding to it’s repertoire of eco-friendly aspects. Bamboo viscose fabrics can look and drape like silk, but are more practical because you can machine wash them on the gentle cycle and dry them in the dryer or on the clothesline. They are somewhat resist to wrinkling without the addition of resin finishes added to some polyester/cotton blend fabrics to give them those qualities. Most bamboo species are native to Asia and grow extremely well there, and we are proud to support small, family-owned businesses local to that region. It is very important to us to vet all of our manufacturers to be sure we are supporting companies that are fair trade, provide fair wages, are sweatshop free, are environmentally friendly, and responsible. In addition, we carry brands that manufacture their products in both Canada and the United States.
The fibers that are used to make fabrics have channels, so they absorb moisture, and wick it away from the skin, keeping you cool and dry. Diapers made from bamboo can have superior absorbency to cotton ones, without adding bulk. The soft, smooth texture is exceptional for the comfort of all who wear it, and particularly well-suited to babies’ tender sensitive skin.
In conclusion, bamboo textiles are swiftly coming to the market in many forms — from sheets to socks to just about anything you can think of. It is definitely becoming vogue to “go green”. And I think its way past time for everyone to consider how their choices effect the environment around them. Even when the bamboo fabric is beyond usefulness, it is completely biodegradable in soil. And the decomposition process doesn’t cause any pollution to the environment! Look for bamboo products when shopping the next time and see what you think.