Posts Tagged ‘bamboo’

Bamboo=Rayon? New FTC Laws regarding Bamboo and how it affects the Cloth Diaper Industry

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 by by

The FTC has recently laid down the law on numerous bamboo fabric manufacturers for “greenwashing” their product.  Bamboo is touted by many to be the ultimate “green” fabric.  It is sustainable, meaning that bamboo grows like a grass, very quickly.  It is absorbent, soft, is biodegradable, and it is supposed to be anti-microbial.  While some of these factors mean nothing for your t-shirt, bamboo has taken over the cloth diaper world.  The very properties of bamboo that are so attractive to diaper manufacturers and consumers alike my not even be true!  Because bamboo has to be processed in order for it to be a fabric it now has to be called (more…)