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The Bamboo Dilemma

There are plenty of people who have plenty to say about Bamboo and whether or not it's really sustainable. Clearly, we believe it still can be.

The issue most have are the chemicals used to create it. While these can be nasty chemicals, when properly handled and disposed of (or reused in our case) it can be fine.

Throughout all my research i searched for the "perfect fabric" to use in our shirts. Guess what I found. There isn't one. Every fabric has it's issue. What we chose to do is figure out what was the most important to us and go from there.

The factory that produced our fabric produces the bamboo in a closed loop system. The chemicals they use are certified by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). Plus, they are certified by Oeko Tex to be Standard 100.

Using bamboo wasn't a decision made lightly. We wanted to use hemp and bamboo helped make a softer fabric, softer than even an organic cotton mix. Plus organic cotton, though better than conventional cotton, still uses a lot of water and land to grow. Bamboo doesn't, and it grows quickly.

One day things will be easier to discern, and environmentally friendly practices and ethical practices will be universal and we won't have to worry about it. Until then, we'll just have to work together and be respectful of other's opinions.


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