Why Bamboo Linens?
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.
By making bamboo bath and bed linens from organically grown bamboo only, we are able to offer an alternative to the highly polluting regular cotton industry and to the petroleum aka plastic based fabric which are polyester, microfiber and the likes.
Our mission is to create eco friendly bamboo towels and bed linens to help reduce toxins in the environment while offering a much softer and durable material.
The bamboo plant requires no fertilizer, irrigation or pesticides to grow strong and it doesn’t need to be replanted. Bamboo do regenerate by itself. In consequence, not only we don’t cut forests to plant bamboo, but we contribute at keeping forest alive.
Bamboo is a fast growing crop that needs only rainfall and sunlight to grow. And it grows fast! It has been recorded to grow up to a meter in one day. This makes bamboo a highly renewable resource.
Furthermore, the ecology of bamboo forests improves soil quality, reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the air and do produce large volume of oxygen for us to breathe; all that while preventing soil erosion.
All these characteristics allow bamboo to be listed as a true renewable and sustainable resource, especially when forests are grown and managed sustainably.
All bamboo crops we are using at Shoo-Foo come from forests certified organic by the Organic Crop Improvement Association (OCIA) and the USDA & Ecocert seals and sustainable by the FSC Chain of Custody certification.
Shoo-Foo manufacturing partners are hand selected based on safety of workers, environmental and ethical factors, trust and commitment to quality control.
We have been working with the same few production partners for almost 10 years now. We know each other very well and it is always a pleasure for me to visit our manufacture teams in person once or twice a year.
All of them hold the certification ISO 9001 for their management system.
For reasons related to the biology of the plant, bamboo fabric is more resistant to mildew and bacteria than most other types of fabric. Bamboo fabric don’t kill mildew and germs, it makes their development more difficult. The result is bamboo towels and wash cloths that stay fresher longer than most other fabric. Say farewell to “bad smelling” washcloth after one or two uses! Note that hemp fabric has the same fresh quality.
Since our skin breathes and absorbs a high percentage of the substances crossing its path, choosing bath linens made from organic fibers that are germs-resistant could be part of a healthy self care ritual.
All our products are certified Oeko Tex Standard 100 which means that the products are ecologically harmless for human health, even for babies.
The qualities of bamboo fabric are remarkable. The smooth material made from the cellulose of bamboo is extremely soft, highly absorbent (4 times more than cotton), moisture-wicking, breathable and, it is biodegradable. As versatile as cotton, it can be woven into breathable and light fabrics for baby items or bed sheets and also can also be used to make thick and luxurious bathrobes and spa towels.
Being soft, incredibly absorbent, breathable and resistant to germs, textiles made from bamboo cellulose make it a perfect material for bath towels and bed linens.