said Jeff Fulmer of Bamboo U.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) January 22, 2009
Bamboo U, an eco-friendly clothing line for young women, is adding a new shirt made from bamboo and organic cotton. These incredibly soft and silky bamboo t-shirts will be easy to spot with a panda design on the front.
Because bamboo is a favorite of the panda, we thought this animal was a natural choice for our new shirts," said Jeff Fulmer of Bamboo U. "Some people worry that as the popularity of bamboo clothing increases, the food source of the panda will be diminished. Actually, pandas eat an entirely different species of bamboo than the type used to make bamboo clothing. I can assure you, no pandas were harmed in the making of this shirt."
While bamboo clothing is the latest fabric in the eco-chic movement, the environmental benefits of bamboo are very real. It takes about a third of a pound of insecticides and chemical fertilizers to grow the cotton used in one conventional t-shirt. These carcinogens work into the soil and into our water systems.
Bamboo, on the other hand, requires no insecticides, pesticides, or fertilizers. The only thing bamboo needs to grow is natural rain water. As one of the fastest growing plants on the planet, bamboo is incredibly sustainable and self-regenerating. The result is a breathable and cool fabric that wicks away moisture and offers natural UV protection. These qualities make bamboo shirts ideal for the active lifestyles of younger people.
"I think college students especially appreciate the casual comfort that bamboo offers. Students are also often more aware of our environmental concerns, as well as being open to trying new things," Fulmer said. "The reactions we are getting from our customers are very encouraging. Once they put on a bamboo shirt, they never want to go back to cotton."
College student, Seletha Poole said, "I wore my shirt today to class and I absolutely loved it! All of my friends commented on how soft the material is. It's really comfy/stretchy and just feels good on your skin. I would definitely recommend! Thanks again! This is now my favorite shirt!"
Stephanie Mitchell echoed those remarks. "It's most definitely the softest thing I've ever owned.
After washing it, it only becomes softer! The colors don't fade at all, and its shape is still perfect. It fits very comfortably, and I would definitely purchase another."
Bamboo U has also priced its shirts with the younger market in mind. "Of course, bamboo is more expensive than cotton and we use eco-friendly water-based inks for all of our designs, which are more costly than chemical plastisols used on conventional shirts. However, we have worked hard to keep our prices affordable to those on a budget."
As bamboo clothing continues to grow, Bamboo U is looking forward to adding more shirts, hoodies, and yoga pants to its line. As word spreads and more people discover bamboo clothing, they will realize how easy it is being green.
For More Information Contact:
1038 Gracelawn Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027