Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Green Like her eyes Organic Bamboo Scarf

I finally finished this gorgeous scarf I have been working on for a while now. It is truly a work of art. Made from organic bamboo yarn, and handknit into a beautiful fishtail design.

Look into her eyes and you will see the prettiest green there ever was. Look into this scarf and see a beauty that surpasses those that have tried to compare. This beautiful organic bamboo scarf was handknit by me, measuring approximately 60" by 5" I absolutely love working with bamboo, as I think it is soft and earth friendly. This bamboo is also fair trade, made without sweatshop labor, where the workers are paid a fair wage.

Why bamboo?
* Bamboo is a renewable resource. Bamboo can be harvested without killing the plant, and it only takes a few months before the plant is ready to be harvested again. That makes it an environmentally friendly choice.
* Bamboo yarn, when not mixed with unnatural fibers, is biodegradable.
* This Bamboo yarn is dyed with more natural dyes that are safer for the environment, low impact dyes.
* Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial.
* Bamboo also has ultra-violet protective properties.
* Fabric knitted with bamboo is quite breathable and cool and has great drape, therefore great for any season
* Bamboo has a good luster, similar to mercerized cotton.
* Bamboo is strong, flexible, and can be softer than silk when spun into yarn.


Diamondaj said...

Wow! That scarf is gorgeous!

glassidentities said...

wow.. it is beautiful and I had no clue you could make yarn from bamboo.. how wonderful.. I love learning new stuff.

HolisticallyHeather said...

Thank you so much diamondaj and glassidentities!

bohemeanne said...

It's beautiful!!!