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Dress to save the planet {Env.}


With special thanks to Laurent for this title I would like to draw everybody's attention to the existence of bamboo clothes. Yes: clothes made out of natural bamboo fibers. Why ?  Because they are soft as silk to the skin, keep you cooler than cotton and neutralize human bacteria, so less sweat and less body odour ? Yes.

BUT THERE IS MORE !!

Wearing bamboo clothes helps fighting the global warming up of our planet (cotton does not, on the contrary !) because bamboo grass takes in nearly 5 times the amount of greenhouse gases and produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.

The strong bamboo roots fight erosion, sustain river banks, preserve water in the soil so preventing it form drying out Bamboo helps diminish water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption. The bamboo grass renews itself by sending up new shoots after harvesting.  Bamboo is a grass, the fastest growing plant in the world (up to 1 meter per day !) and can be harvested after 4 till 5 years. Traditional hardwoods not only take 25-70 yers to mature, but also require replanting.

Growing bamboo does not require chemical pesticides or fertilizers, which is heavily the case with traditional cotton.

For some more information on bamboo textile and bambooclothes /bath linen in particularl, please go to www.mobboa.com, a Belgian based but Europe oriented company.

Bamboo is good for you !

Date: 2007/10/02Views: 7102From: bambooking - Belgium