So as I've gone through my make-up supply cleaning it up (bye bye chemicals, hello minerals!) I started to think of other aspects in my vanity and wardrobe. A lot of what we wear isn't good for the environment either (polyester anyone?) and there's been a wonderful trend in bamboo clothing. I use to mainly see it in a lot of yoga studio shops, but now whole foods, farmers market clothing vendors and other up scale clothing designers are carrying these luxuriously soft pieces that are eco-friendly not to mention ADORABLE.
Some information regarding Bamboo:
Cleans the air. Bamboo gives us clean air to breathe, consumes carbon dioxide and, because bamboo forests are so dense, returns 30% more oxygen to the atmosphere than trees. Some bamboo sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare.
- Requires less energy, water to grow. It takes much less energy to grow and sustain bamboo than other similar trees and plants used for fiber production. Bamboo plantations require very little maintenance. Bamboo also requires very little water and can survive drought conditions as well as flooding.
- Reclaims land. Because of its rapid growth and root structure, bamboo can, in a very short time, reclaim land destroyed by overgrazing and over-building and clean the soil of toxins.
- Can be grown without pesticides. Bamboo can be grown without pesticides or chemicals because of it's own anti-bacterial agent.
- Can be harvested sustainably. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, making it a high yield renewable resource. It can be selectively harvested annually and is capable of complete regeneration without need to replant.
- 100% biodegradable. Unlike synthetic fibers which incorporate petroleum additives, bamboo clothing is safe for municipal disposal programs, whether by landfill or incineration.
" Bamboo is one of the world's most sustainable resources. " - eartheasy