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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 »

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