19 Jul '13, 9pm

Is Bamboo Fabric an Sustainable Textile Fraud? The Textile Test Series Investigates » Eco-Chick

@Liz, That’s a great question. I think, as with all choices in sustainability, there is not one right answer. The purchasing choices we make must reflect a personal decision based on our own ethics + values. As mentioned in the article, Bamboo is extremely fast growing and doesn’t need to be replanted, yet, the transformation into a textile uses a ton of toxic chemicals that cannot be recaptured and reused. Conventional cotton requires a large amount of water + pesticides to grow, plus over 80% of cotton grown in the US is GMO cotton. But it does not require as much energy to transform into a textile. With polyester, a synthetic fiber, it requires the extraction of fossil fuels but polyester garments can be reclaimed and fabrics respun, then reused. So for these three textile comparisons, each step in the manufacturing process is different, all taking a heavier or lighter ...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2013/07/28693/is-bamboo-fabric-an-ec...

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