28 Feb '12, 4pm

We chat to eco yoga wear designer Alice Asquith about why bamboo is best:

We chat to eco yoga wear designer Alice Asquith about why bamboo is best:

It isn’t just longevity and softness that make bamboo an appealing fabric either. It also has antibacterial properties, so can help minimise the sweaty smell produced during exercise, and has great insulating properties, making it comfortable to wear all year round. In short, as long as you avoid bamboo-rayon mixtures (which take a lot of chemicals to produce), bamboo is environmentally and practically brilliant – none of which is lost on eco-conscious Alice. ‘I’m a big recycler, I don’t throw things away, I don’t actually drive, and I find that we are all bloody wasteful! I come from a family where my grandmothers were around in a war so they make do, they mend, they knit, they sew,’ she says. ‘I remember when I was little, everything was handmade: my Cindy dolls, all their clothes... everything was bloody handmade. I had a sort of backlash to that where I wanted to buy s...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/clothing/1...

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