Is Bamboo Really Eco-Friendly? The Devil’s In The Details
One of my very early posts on HeartSleeves was about bamboo as an eco-friendly textile. It was one of the first things I discovered when I started reading up on sustainable fashion, and it sounded really great. I even bought a few bamboo dresses which were super soft.
Then things started happening.
As I met more and more sustainable designers, I realized that fewer and fewer of them used any bamboo at all in their lines. Even the company I bought my dresses from now uses primarily Tencel, hemp, and cupro. Hmmmmm. Research time.
So here’s the skinny: bamboo as a plant is super sustainable. It’s the fastest-growing on the planet, requires very little water, grows organically with no pesticides required, and regenerates over and over. Bamboo the textile, though, is a different story.
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