USA: Reasons to Use Bamboo Clothes, Bedding and Bath Products

Bamboo clothes, bedding and bath products are super soft & absorb moisture quickly. It is a soft substitute for silk.

Bamboo's porous fibres make a cloth that breathes. Bamboo clothing can dry in half the time of cotton, and can be worn year round, providing additional warmth in winter and cooling in summer.

Bamboo is a renewable resource. It is one of the fastest growing woody plants & regenerates naturally. Trees are typically harvested every 40 – 200 years. Bamboo (a grass) can be planted, grown to maturity and harvested all in a period of less than ten years.

Bamboo forests clean the air. Bamboo can sequester 4 times more CO2 than trees making it very effective at scrubbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Bamboo removes CO2 from the atmosphere through photosynthesis by using carbon as an energy source and converting it into plant tissue, which releases oxygen (O2) as a by-product.

Requires very little water to grow. There is sound evidence that the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of trees Compare bamboo to cotton which is a thirsty crop – it can take up to 20,000 litres of water to produce 1 kg of cotton. Some estimates indicate that cotton is the largest user of water among all agricultural commodities.

Bamboo grows organically without the use of fertilizers or pesticides. Compare that to cotton which uses 1/3 of a pound of pesticides to grow enough cotton to make just one t-shirt. Only 2.4% of the world's cropland is planted with cotton, yet cotton accounts for nearly 25% of the world's insecticide market and 11% of the sale of global pesticides. Many of these pesticides are hazardous and toxic. Some were initially developed for warfare.

Produces oxygen. Bamboo forests release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees.

The Do Bamboo store offers the city's largest selection of bamboo clothes, bedding & bath products.

Do Bamboo customizes apparel in the store while you wait. Bring in your own artwork or have it done in store.

Do Bamboo supports the local community by purchasing clothes made in Toronto.

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Added: April 27, 2012 Source: Agencies
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