How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature?Biospherically Correct
There are two methods of bamboo fabric production:
- Bamboo linen made without chemicals and, while ideal, it is labour intensive (and therefore costly)
- Bamboo rayon, the most common way, uses regenerated cellulose fibre to produce a knit fabric
While we understand the short-comings of the second method, it's currently necessary for us to utilise bamboo rayon to make the obvious benefits of bamboo fabric available to the public. Our fabric supplier:
- is conscientious about recycling and reusing chemicals and prefers low impact reactive dyes
- buys organic bamboo yarn from a company in China which maintains strict controls over its own organic bamboo plantation and the factory is also Oeko-Tex 100 certified
Our garment clothing labels are made from recycled paper printed with vegetable inks and attached with jute. At the end of use please gift apparel to a local clothing bin or recycle into smaller pieces for cleaning cloths and then compost at end of life.