Target has begun selling bamboo sheets and towels. They are reasonably priced at $40 for a sheet set, and $20 for two towels. Unfortunately, the bamboo content is not all that high — 60% for the sheets and 40% for the towels, and the rest of the fabric is conventional cotton (which requires large amounts… [Continue Reading]
The Colorado Trading Company has created a fabric they call “Soybu” which is a blend of bamboo fiber and soy fiber. The fiber feels like cashmere — it’s soft and buttery. I haven’t tried Soybu, but I have a bamboo fiber blanket. I’m impressed by the warmth and texture of the material. Two Soybu products… [Continue Reading]
Wool carpeting is excellent: it’s durable, stain resistant, and completely biodegradable. It has a high initial cost, but the quality of the material justifies the investment. Nature’s Carpet offers all wool carpets. They only buy wool clipped from sheep raised where no herbicides or pesticides are used. The fiber is tested regularly for purity. The… [Continue Reading]
After trying bamboo fibers shirts, I’m sure sleeping under this bamboo fiber duvet would be great. You can read about the efficiency of bamboo fiber here. Bamboo fiber sheet sets are available from Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Bamboo Textile sells clothes made out of bamboo fiber. Why bamboo? Well, its one of the softest fabrics in the world — softer than cotton, and it has a slightly silky sheen. It also very breatheable, which makes its great to wear in spring and summer. The other advantage of this fabric is that bamboo… [Continue Reading]
Marci Zaroff, founder “Under the Canopy,” an online retailer of organic fiber fashion, says her company’s products will start selling at Whole Foods new megastore slated to open in February in Austin. The collection will feature apparel for women, men, babies as well as home bedding products. After the initial regional rollout, Zaroff hopes to… [Continue Reading]
This women’s top cross-front is by Liz Clairborne and is made of 100% Tencel. Tencel is an environmentally sound fabric produced from wood-pulp, which is twisted or spun into yarns, and then woven or knitted into fabrics and garments. Travelers often use Tencel clothing because of its resistance to wrinkles. Tencel is the brand name… [Continue Reading]