However, there are affordable alternatives to having the 'boutique pieces' with the price tag. Your local Artisan is doing exactly that without the marketing team behind them. They are less focused on the marketing because all their time and money goes into their art and passion.
Did you know; Fast fashion causes 45% of pollution in the world, every year. So I decided to let this idea go. I didn’t want to be part of the reason more toxic waste went out into the world. Cue the violin and the hashtags #millenial #hippie. I come from a very creative and very entrepreneurial family, and I had spent most of the time travelling meeting Artisans and convincing them to sell their products online.
Bamboo can be eaten (new shoots), made into fiber for clothing, it can be used in concrete reinforcement, in can provide great livestock feed with the foliage being up to 22% protein, it can be machined into numerous forms of lumber, etc. It might be easier to compile a list of what bamboo cannot be used for than what it is used for.
The benefits of this translate to less stinky and cleaner clothes, sheets, diapers, towels, and much more. These antibacterial properties are also very attractive for wound dressings, inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria in the bandages. This means less frequent washing is necessary, another win for the environment. What has been your experience of wearing bamboo material clothing?