As readers will know I have a real “penchant” for all things bamboo. Today I found one of my favourite fashion stores has clothing made from bamboo.
I notice it when I am in the train or driving my car, and when I am out shopping I find all sorts of things made from this amazing plant.
Today I headed for Brisbane (not all that far from Deception Bay), looking to add to my summer wardrobe. I had been into some large stores but didn’t find what I wanted, so thought I’d try one of my favourite places. TS – or Taking Shape. And it was my lucky day as there was a discount on all stock! And they had new stocks of bamboo clothing.
Really I get sick of so many of the current fashions – where black is the dominant colour. Oh, how I’d like to wear bright colours more, but finding what I want is a challenge sometimes. However, I did manage to find two dresses which I liked made of bamboo.. One is a cotton one, yes, with black background, but a delightful array of bright coloured flowers – almost hiding the black. And I found one to fit.
Then, the bamboo ones. Some were in black so I ignored them. And I soon found one – which you can see on this page.
About Bamboo Fabric
It was when I was living in China, surrounded by bamboo, that I learned about some of the amazing things that are made from it. I learned too that there are variations in the manufacture, and some does not have a lot of the bamboo fibre in it. I try to get more “naturally manufactured” bamboo fabric, but it can be a mine field.
TS or Taking Shape is introducing a greater range of bamboo products now, so I will be looking with enthusiasm and hoping that it is the more natural fabric.
The dress I bought today looks great on and feels amazing. I might just wear it tomorrow.
Do you like to buy products made of bamboo?