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Why Choose Bamboo?

01.31.11 Why Choose Bamboo?

bamboo towels

We have been slow in adding any bamboo fabrics to the site, as I had read conflicting information about the safety and eco-friendliness of bamboo fabric.  Here's the basic gist... Inside the hard bamboo cane are plant fibers that can be processed to make fabric. As a part of this processing, harsh chemicals can be added to break down the material. But I learned not all bamboo fabrics use these harsh chemicals. If you buy bamboo linens or clothing be sure it is certified free of harmful substances by Oeko-Tex or GOTS.

I had never used /worn any bamboo fabric before and when we tried out the bamboo towels and bamboo robes from Nandina I was amazed at the softness. The robe and bath towels are super silky soft and absorb water so easily, wicking it away from your skin much faster than ordinary cotton towels. I was also incredibly impressed with the bamboo kitchen towels. I don't know about you, but those nice designer kitchen towels I was using mainly just pushed the water around on the dishes. But these babies soak up the water like crazy. Plus, they are naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold and mildew. Another thing that sets Nandina towels apart from others is that they are created through a unique process of spinning bamboo and organic cotton together. Also their manufacturing process is also eco-friendly. Nandina towels are loomed in a factory powered by the wind. Only natural or low-impact dyes are used for coloring and the water that comes out of the dye house is clear, clean and ready to use again. Their products are certified to be free of harmful substances, meeting or exceeding the highest standards established by Oeko-Tex and GOTS, the worlds leaders in textile testing for human ecology.

What's not to love about a towel that is amazingly soft, super absorbent, made without harsh chemicals and dyes, resistant to mold and mildew and made in an environmentally friendly manner?

We want you to share in our love affair with these towels and robes. Use code BAMBOO25 at checkout to save 25% off all Nandina towels and robes. (now through 2/6/11, while supplies last)

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