Saturday, September 11, 2010
As you may or may not know, bamboo has been used for fabric for several years now and it's absolutely awesome. I like bamboo for several reasons; it's a fantastically renewable source, it wears like cashmere, and it's great for hot weather. Another schadenfreude reason is that it shuts those "legalize it" people up a little. Makes hemp clothing feel like a burlap bag, so stick that in your hacky sack and kick it. I have been buying small items like shirts and socks made of bamboo sporadically for a while, but I think it's time to invest more heavily. This all came to me as I reached for a pair of socks today, they fit great on my tiny dainty feet, they breathe easy, and they retain their color well. You can get them at pretty much any large department store or even online. I have seen a few sports coats made of the material and its very elegant material (or can be). I'm going out today, and I will specifically be looking for bamboo. To tell the truth, I have yet to see any real drawbacks to it, unless it attracts panda's as wool attracts moths, then we are going to have a problem. I'll kill a panda.