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Holding sway for bamboo fabrics

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China manufacturers produce beddings, towels and other fabrics from viscose bamboo fiber, the most luxurious of all bamboo fibers in terms of texture and sheen. photo courtesy of Xuzhou Yonghe, China.

“GO GREEN with bamboo fiber!” screamed the tag attached to the pair of sweatpants I bought a few months back. “Lyocell” was the name of the “bamboo fiber” blended with cotton and lycra to make up the fabric of my new “environment-friendly” sweatpants. I was all too thrilled to have clothing made from bamboo! I’d always associated it with the nipa hut, furniture and tropical landscaping, but never with fabric.

Posted: January 11th, 2013 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

Bamboo

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SUOI RE VILLAGE COMMUNITY HOUSE,  VIETNAM, built from indigenous materials, such as bamboo and rammed earth, is designed as a multi-functional meeting place for the village members.  It has solar panels, rainwater harvesting system, geothermal heating and LED lighting. Photo from inhabitat.com

IMAGINE IF developing countries occupying almost two-thirds of the world’s total population will follow the lead of the developed countries in terms of consumption and carbon emissions.

Posted: August 3rd, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

PPP with a difference

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Last week, the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the Philippine Chamber of Agriculture and Food Inc. (PCAFI), and the EARTH Institute Asia Inc., together with several organizations, launched a new Private-Public Partnership (PPP) program that aims to reduce the impact of climate change and other risks while contributing to the sustainability and progress of […]

Posted: July 3rd, 2011 in Columnists | Read More »

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