Fabric Of The Week : Soft Black Bamboo

Charlie Bradley Ross Monday, 15 July 2013

Lightweight and beautifully drapey, this black bamboo fabric has a slightly open-weave that makes it incredibly breathable. Although matte and dry to touch, its sateen weave gives it subtle sheen. Perfect for summer days (despite it’s colour!), a great fabric for Bags, Bath Robes, Bed Sheets & Pillowcases, Blinds, Blouses, Curtains & Pelmets, Flags, Gowns, Hand Sewing, Hankerchiefs, Scarves & Neckwear, Jackets & Cloaks, Lining & Pocketing, Machine Sewing, Napkins, Placemats, Rugs & Underlay, Soft Furnishings, Summer Skirts & Dresses, Tea Cosy & Door Stops, Trousers & Shorts, Underwear & Lingerie!


Eco Credentials

Produced by Nepalese NGO and cooperative this fabric is Azo-Free, Co-Op, Fair Wage, Low Energy, Low Impact Dyes, No Finishes, No Genetically Modified Crops, Sustainable

Gets A Green Card

Unlike golden bamboo, it is not considered an invasive species in the United States.

Bamboozled

According to wildlife photographer Andy Rouse, gorillas get drunk on bamboo sap (he stumbled on a group of the liquored gorilla lads on tour while in Rwanda)

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