How it started
The Shoo-foo lifestyle was born out of a desire to create change. As the founder of Shoo-Foo, my passion for eco sustainability led me to pursue a degree in Ecology. During my studies, I followed my second passion, which was Chinese language. Soon after becoming fluent in Mandarin, I travelled to China, where I lived and worked for over 10 years.
In a world where all kind of chemicals are flooding into our lives, invading even the most intimate spheres of our homes, and affecting our health, we want to be part of the solution and propose healthier options.
Bamboo is an alternative to the highly polluting regular cotton industry and to the petroleum-based fabric such as polyester, microfiber and the likes.
How is it made?
With the Shoo-Foo bamboo manufacturing process, bamboo is cut by local village people who have been doing this for centuries. Actually, bamboo is like grass, and cutting it properly (yes, it’s a skill!), helps keep the bamboo forest alive. Farmers pile harvest on the side of the road where it will be picked up by the factory workers.