I have a recent love for Bamboo. Its one of the most sustainable products we can use for most things. It can be used as its raw form as a wood for many kitchens and bathroom essentials. It can also be broken down into a fiber for materials.
Do you also get frustrated with dishcloths that don’t actually do the job??? Tell me about it. So frustrating.
I bought a bamboo dish towel from Pick n Pay. It cost the same as all the other normal ones but this one actually soaks up water. But let me convince you to get a bamboo one when yours are needing a replacement. It does the job better, its sustainable so its much better and it looks nicer too.
I bought another bamboo fiber item – underwear! Yes you heard me. And it the best money I’ve ever spent on ‘mi undies’. Let me take you back a bit. I’ve always been one to buy the cheaper things. Clothes especially, I always find mine getting holes easily so why spend the big bucks when it’s not going to last right? Well I have a bra in my drawer from 10 years ago when I got married and those straps still do the job and hold up and fit around the chest. I bought new ones this year (my boobs shrunk after 3 kids) people, and the straps keep falling down, the tie at the back doesn’t really do a good job anymore and if I lift my arms up the bra comes with over my boobs!!! I also have permanent bruises on my back on both sides equally from where the shoulder strap meets the back straps. I also have small marks where the wire digs by my underarm side. I don’t have fun wearing bra’s!!!
Body, meet Boody
Let me introduce you to Boody Organic Bamboo Eco Wear
I bought 2 padded shaper crop bras and a panty from Faithful to Nature They had a birthday special and I couldn’t resist – I had being eyeing them out for a week and then came the time to purchase when I could get the free panty if I bought 2 bras! Yes please, I couldn’t click faster if I tried! I followed their size guideline and both items fit perfectly! I think I could just live permanently in the bra’s. So comfy, so soft, so nice, so stretchy, so nice.
10 Reasons to love wearing bamboo…. taken from their website
No pesticides. No insecticides. No fertilizers.
Grown without artificial irrigation
Producing commercial harvests of bamboo requires only rainwater. What’s more, all water used in the production process is recycled and re-used.
Improving air quality
Bamboo plantations produce 30% more oxygen than an equivalent area of trees and absorb more carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases.
Fast growing, regenerating
The fastest growing woody plant in the world, some species of bamboo shoot up as much as one meter a day! New stems are able to be harvested again and again.
Anti-bacterial & anti-fungal
Bamboo contains an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal bio-agent which is retained through the process of fabrication and after washing many, many times. This property also makes Boody garments odor-resistant.
Particularly suitable for eczema suffers and those with extra sensitive skin.
Breathable & moisture-wicking
The structure of the bamboo fibers contains micro-gaps, which provide ventilation and pull moisture away from the body, allowing the skin to breathe.
Light, luxuriously soft and gentle on the skin, bamboo is a dream to wear.
Cosy in winter, cool in summer, Boody garments provide warmth without bulk.
A neutral charge prevents static build-up, preventing clinging.
And to top it off their way of getting the material out of the plant is the better way – there is a controversial discussion on how its being processed and this company has a winning way! Thumbs up! Check out their process and you will be surprised and a click away from getting your own as well!
I have some cooking spoons, a dishwasher scrubby and spatula. I hope to expand on my items as I need them. I’m definitely going bamboo for whatever I can in the kitchen and bathroom.
A hairbrush, and Loofah with bamboo handle, bamboo salt grinder, chopping board are on my wish list. I have to sparingly buy these things’ money wise… But that’s what I have for now.
Imagine if more companies can bank on this idea and less junk plastic is used to make household items! Think Bamboo toys, clocks, mugs, plates, blankets, towels, anything!
Comment below and let me know what you have or what you have seen and what else is out there!