Maybe you already know about it, but I'm just learning about bamboo. It seems to be the perfect fabric!
I'm told it's softer than cotton, almost like silk or cashmere; it's anti-microbial, super-absorbent, quick-drying, grows without chemicals, and is the most renewable of the natural fibers. Best of all, it's not that expensive!
Here's some links about it:http://dld123.com/about/about.php?id=A30http://noovoodoo.net/pure_organic_ap...boo_fabric.phphttp://lcweave.com/bamboo_fabric.htm
There are a couple of Yahoo groups that have bamboo co-ops going on right now, that's how I learned about it. But, the minimums are high, so I'm trying to spread the word. Wanna give it a try? The Fabric Farm
is running co-ops for 100% bamboo in french terry and french terry fleece.ClothEssentialCoop
is running co-ops for bamboo/cotton blends in fleece and french terry and bamboo/organic cotton blends in velour, jersey and interlock.
I'm going to try some of the 100% bamboo and the bamboo/oc blends, not just for diapers, but for yummy jammies and clothing for the fam.
If you're interested, spread the word! These will be custom orders, so we have to get around 500-600 yds ordered before the mill will make it for us. I think we're about 1/3 of the way there in most of the fabrics.
Good to the earth, good to baby's bottom, good to my wallet!