The New Fabric of Our Lives?

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With the green revolution taking off, there’s a serious push for sustainable, eco-friendly resources. Lately, I’m seeing bamboo test the waters of industries where cotton historically reins supreme.

I’m a huge fan of cotton clothing – comfortable, affordable and easy to care for – but because it’s a difficult crop to grow, it doesn’t have the best rep when it comes to the environment. Tremendous amounts of pesticides and chemicals are needed to produce cotton, which is not only hazardous to the environment, but the people who harvest it. Maybe it is time to look for a more earth-friendly fabric.

Bamboo fiber is a seemingly great alternative. Unlike cotton, it is sustainable and grows at rapid speeds without the use of pesticides. The fiber, created by crushing the woody stalks of the plant, is turned into a soft fabric that is noted for a breatheability ideal for clothing and bedding.

I plan to test run these bamboo sheets from Gaima to see if they’re just as smooth and comfortable as my favorite cotton sets. Order yours, or pick up these affordable ones on your next trip to Target, so we can compare notes.

I’d love to hear what you think.

Rachel

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