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Is Bamboo Clothing Truly Green?

April 14, 2013

This is the view of Lotus Organics, who in their usual full and frank style have investigated the industry and presented their finding on their informative Organic (Is Bamboo Clothing Truly Green?

Susan Davis Cushing‘s insight:

Though it’s not what we wanted to hear, it appears that bamboo clothing requires more scarce and toxic materials than are actually sustainable.

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  1. Well, it’s certainly more sustainable than cotton. Even organic cotton uses tons of water just to make a few t-shirts.

    • Acknowledged, belatedly. Apologies Janet. In my five years of working with sustainable fashion, I have come to the conclusion that upcycling – from PVC to paper to the remaking of rags (as the Japanese practice in boro) – are the worl’s only realistic options

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