Newest Review: ... silkiness of it made me very curious in trying it further. I used this bamboo towel to begin with to dry my hands off and I was su... more
A better alternative all around
Member Name: avalyn
Advantages: Eco friendly abundant plant
I have just discovered lately this wonderful alternative to cotton called bamboo. It can be made into soft towel and is the most eco-friendly thing you can you have.
When I first heard of it I wandered if I am going to be chased down the street by pandas but no worries is safe as bamboo is very easy to grow so therefore pandas will never run out of it.
When I first touched a piece of bamboo towel I was surprised on how silky it feels, at first I though this could have been perhaps mixed with synthetic fibre or even silk as it moves in a strange wavy way and was rather thin but the beautiful silkiness of it made me very curious in trying it further. I used this bamboo towel to begin with to dry my hands off and I was surprised to see how fast and easy the dampness is absorbed, then the bamboo towel became my favourite face towel and it even replaced my thick organic cotton one I was happily using.
Bamboo is far superior to anything I have every tried now I must get further towels and perhaps even a bathrobe made of this charming bamboo cloth, my only problem is the cost of it, it just does not come cheap compared with let's say cheap Wilkinson cotton towels and is not easy to come by it either. I never seen bamboo towels items in any shops, the only place to buy bamboo is over the internet.
I love pampering myself and I could not live without my bathing rituals and I think a luxury like a soft bamboo towel is a must for me at the moment.
One thing you must know about bamboo is that it is the most fast growing plant in the world. I think that says enough, it's ecological benefits would do it can be used in addition for clothing, paper, décor items, constructions, medicine- in china is used in treating infection efficiently, and apparently is also edible.
I think one of the reasons in so expensive at the moment is because is an new unknown concept for Europe so therefore is not much demand for it so is treated as in a rarity luxury commodity but all this can change as this easy growing plant can be used to it's full potential.
Summary: A cousin of the hemp fibre