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The Truth About Bamboo

Bamboo textiles

Have you ever bought a piece of clothing because on the tag it had the words “100% percent bamboo fiber”? These are often advertised as eco-friendly products from a sustainable resource. While bamboo (a member of the grass family that can grow up to or more than a yard per day), may be renewable, the process used to make bamboo textiles is not. The most common way is ‘cooking’ leaves and shoots in a harsh chemical process that involves soaking them in carbon disulfide, otherwise known as caustic soda, or lye. This process is toxic not only to the earth,… read more