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Growing up in the Philippines, I was surrounded by bamboo and we used many things made out of bamboo, from furniture, to coin banks, to cooking implements.
So it was a pleasant surprise when I began seeing fabric products made out of bamboo.
And the benefits of fabric made from bamboo are numerous: they’re incredibly soft, breathable, hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and provide UV protection.
And bamboo is probably the most ecologically sustainable source of fiber. You see, bamboo grows without the need for pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. And, because they mature fast, they’re very easy to replenish.
I had the opportunity to try bamboo fabric products from Cariloha, a US-based company specializing in leisure wear and other products made of a proprietary blend of bamboo.
If you want to give Cariloha bamboo products a try, remember that they offer two guarantees:
There’s a 90-Day Satisfaction Guarantee, which says if you don’t love the product, you can return it within 90 days for a full refund (less shipping charges).
And then there’s the Lifetime Quality Guarantee. You read that right, a lifetime guarantee. At any time after purchase, if you’re not completely satisfied with the quality of the product, you can return it and exchange the item(s).
I think it’s great that companies like Cariloha are providing various products made out of bamboo and other natural fibers. Now those with sensitive skin, those who value natural fibers, and those who want to use ecologically sustainable products have more choices. Cariloha proves that eco-friendly products can be good for you, good for the environment, and look good all at the same time.
Have you tried bamboo-based fabric products before? What do you think of them? And what are your favorite bamboo-based fabric products?
PS: I received these products for free to review on my blog. Nevertheless, I’ve provided my honest opinions about the products. :
In fact, I have been all too aware of breast cancer.
In the past year, two people close to me have been diagnosed with breast cancer, gotten mastectomies, and gone through chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
And then a few weeks ago, another person I know was found to have pre-cancerous calcifications in her breasts. She will have a double mastectomy to avoid cancer altogether.
Anyway, I’m telling you all this to let you know that we can do something to avoid cancer.
I came across an article that was empowering, because it gives us many different ways to reduce our chances of getting breast cancer. They all boil down to avoiding cancer-causing toxins in our food and environment:Continue reading
In a previous post, I recommended a couple of non-toxic face paints for your kids (and yourself, too, of course).
Some of you responded that you’d rather make your own face paints. Well, that can certainly be done!
Every Halloween, I always try to incorporate face paint in my kids’ costumes.
Face painting is fun. It lets me express my creativity. And it’s a lot safer than Halloween masks, which can limit kids’ ability to see their surroundings — not safe when they’re crossing the street or walking around cars.
Up until recently, I never gave a thought to whether the face paints I’ve been using on my children are safe.
But since I became an Alex+Von consultant, and got enlightened on the irritants, toxins, and other undesirable ingredients in makeup and personal care products, I’ve started looking around for non-toxic face paints for my kids.
Here are a few I’ve found so far:Continue reading
Are you aware of exactly what you’re putting on your body each time you clean your face, apply makeup, and wash your hair and body?
If you’ve never stopped to find out, watch this video to see why it’s important for you to be picky about what you use. It’s only 1.5 minutes long:Continue reading