Those are the only two sources that I know of as well.
BambooClothes.com (aka SpunBamboo) are 20 min away from Los Angeles CA in the city of Gardena.Does anyone know of any Los Angles bamboo t shirt wholesalers?
Yes, bamboo shirts are definitely more expensive than other stylesDoes anyone know where I can get 100% (or >90%) bamboo clothes from? Everywhere seems to do 70% bamboo/30% cotton.
Also, apart from the Continental range, they all seem hideously expensive.
Yes, that's the retail price for Bamboosa. You'd have to contact them directly for wholesale pricing.Yes, but the Continental shirt is 70/30%, not 100%.
Rodney, is that the retail price at Bamboosa, $24? That equates to about £13 in the UK. When you consider I can get a heavyweight 100% cotton equivalent for less than £1.50 and a Continental 70/30 bamboo/cotton for about £5, then the 100% isn't worth considering at that price.
That's roughly the wholesale price (give or take a dollar here or there) for most 70/30 (bamboo / organic cotton) bamboo t-shirts in the US. The bamboosa is priced a bit higher than most because they are made in the US.Continental 70/30 bamboo/cotton for about £5
On the plus side it's normally organic cotton, which at least isn't as bad.The problem with 70/30 is that when you're highlighting the negative environmental impacts of cotton as a reason to wear bamboo instead, it doesn't help that your product is almost 1/3 cotton.
You have many other benefits of Bamboo to focus on though....it is naturally ultra soft, repels odor, & wicks away moisture.The problem with 70/30 is that when you're highlighting the negative environmental impacts of cotton as a reason to wear bamboo instead, it doesn't help that your product is almost 1/3 cotton.
Yes, I don't think I would focus on a "negative impact of cotton", I would only focus on the "postive impacts of bamboo and organic cotton".You have many other benefits of Bamboo to focus on though....it is naturally ultra soft, repels odor, & wicks away moisture.
Strictly from an environmental point of view, why would it be better to import X number of tons of fiber then weave it in the US than to import X number of tons of pre-woven fiber?Bamboosa is also a bit higher priced because they knit their shirts in the US from imported fibre from China. I think most if not all other bamboo tees that I've seen are 100% made in China. Nothing against Chinese made goods, but sourcing locally is much better for the environment.