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    Hi Steve,

    How does it compare to Hemp clothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ampelinus View Post
    Hi Steve,

    How does it compare to Hemp clothing?
    As I said in my article, its super soft - at the silk end of the market, not the hemp end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelF View Post
    Which makes me suspicious they're trying to hide something (and is the main reason for my rather tongue-in-cheek first post above )

    Edit: forgot to mention too, any pollution resulting from the processing (again, a huge problem with paper / pulp production). The basic difficulty is that bamboo, like wood, contains a lot of lignin (the stiffening component) which needs to be removed and disposed of somehow.
    OK, it didn't take me much longer this time to find some info on manufacturing process of bamboo, but which of the two processes (mechanical or chemical) any one manufacturing sources its cloth from is another question. I will certainly ask!

    See http://organicclothing.blogs.com/my_...-facts-be.html for details of the two processes.

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    Just to say I have received my bamboo t-shirts and I am very impressed with them. I tried them out in the hot and humid Beijing weather and they were far better than my usual cotton t-shirts in terms of sweat dispersal and drying time. They are also incredibly soft. But before I buy more, I am very interested in which of the manufacturing processes BAM uses. I will also ask!

    Terry
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