Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shoo-Foo Bamboo! Bamboo is the new Cotton!

Remember how much we all loved cotton? It's soft and comfy and easy to wash and wear but we are smarter now. We know that cotton often requires environmentally unfriendly elements for efficient growth--artificial irrigation, pesticides. Yes, organic cotton is an eco-friendly option but the discovery of bamboo as a cotton alternative has changed the way we think about fibres! Shoo-Foo wants to spread bamboo love!
Bamboo has a great many advantages to its credit. Bamboo is fast growing and requires only natural irrigation and--believe it--no pesticides or fertilizers. This is why Shoo-Foo loves bamboo! Bamboo regenerates naturally without replanting and is completely bio-degradable. This is why Shoo-Foo loves bamboo! Bamboo requires less dye than cotton and contains a unique antimicrobial bio-agent! This is yet another reason Shoo-Foo loves bamboo! Everyone will share the love not only because of their care and concern for the Environment but because bamboo fabric is softer than cashmere! Eco-friendly luxury! Shoo-Foo is a Canadian company that wants to bring the softness of bamboo into our lives!

When I received my Shoo-Foo's Small Spa Combo bamboo towel set I felt the love for bamboo that Shoo-Foo was touting. Bamboo has a feel unlike any other. Soft but also practical, bamboo is one of the most absorbent of fibres. Made of 100% viscose from organic bamboo these towels feel weighty and appear thin but compared to my traditional cotton towels the absorbency is unsurpassed! Wrapped in my bamboo shroud I experienced comfort and a feeling of utter self-indulgence.

As I mentioned, bamboo owns a unique antimicrobial bio-agent called "bamboo kun." Textiles made of bamboo have natural antibacterial, anti-fungal and odor resistant properties, even after multiple washings. Cotton does not. These are an important attribute in a towel which often sits in a dampened heap. These antibacterial properties are an even more comforting attribute in items that find themselves close to your baby.

Shoo-Foo knows bamboo to be a perfect fabric for a baby layette. All new parents want their baby's first experiences to be pleasant, soft, and comfortable. The owners of Shoo-Foo want babies to know the tranquility and hygienic safety of sleeping amidst the opulence of bamboo sheeting. To help parents become aware of wonderful qualities of bamboo crib sheets Shoo-Foo is offering one Northern Mama reader a Bamboo Crib Sheet for the comfort of their little treasure!

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62 comments:

  1. oooooo! The bath robe, definitely the bath robe. I made a prayer shawl from bamboo yarn and you have no idea how soft it is.

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