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jjgg | Posted in General Discussion on

Everyone here should read what Kathleen has written about bamboo fabric, what an eye opener.



  1. betsyb2 | | #1

    Thank you. This was really interesting and I've forwarded the into on to a lot of people who would be interested in this.

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    VKStitcher | | #2

    Thanks for posting this, it was very informative. Seems like "going green" is the thing these days, and it's good to be able to separate the facts from the marketing hype.

  3. MaryinColorado | | #3

    Thank You for posting this excellent infomation!  I read the article right away but it has taken me this long to get back here to thank you.  I always end up spending days going through the great info on her site. Mary

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      JunkQueen | | #4

      Isn't that just the truth, Mary?  I am so fascinated by the educational style and articulate delivery of her articles and comments, I cannot pull myself away.   I love her site.  This article surely separated the wheat from the chaff and confirmed what I had suspected. 

      1. MaryinColorado | | #5

        Yes, she is so great to share her knowledge!  I have some knit "bamboo" fabric that I haven't cut out yet.  The width is not what it said on the cardboard flat, it selvedge is not flat after washing and pressing, it is kind of rippled, very disappointing.  From Denver Fabrics retail store which I didn't know seperated from Denver Fabrics online store.  The quality doesn't compare at all.  The selvedges have a glue like quality, very strange.


  4. tracy | | #6

    This IS excellent information presented clearly and simply. I had been wondering about the process of making bamboo fabric and whether it really was an environmentally-friendly process or not. I think I'll stick to my organic hemp or cotton fabrics for most of my sewing. Thanks!


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    ThreadKoe | | #7

    Jigg, thanks for posting the link to Kathleen's wonderful site. She, as always, is a font of upfront, straightforward, well thought out information.
    It is very disappointing to find out that a manufacturer has led you down the garden path, as it were.
    Rayon fabrics, no matter the source of the cellulose fiber, can still be a wonderful fabric to wear, and sew with. Once you understand how it is made. All manufacturing processes have a downside, and as a consumer, you have to choose and be informed to make those choices. Cathy

  6. katina | | #8

    Good of you to post this - many thanks.


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