Bamboo. Is there anything it can’t do? Bamboo Textile doesn’t seem to think so. I mean, hell, they’re making t-shirts out of it. No, really. Bamboo t-shirts.

Before you go and think that they’re made out of chunks of bamboo stalk – a la chain mail – they’re not. That would look ridiculous. The process used apparently processes the fibers from inside the stalks. It’s a neat idea that apparently yields extremely breathable and soft fabric. Since a shirt would only set me back a Hamilton, I think I’m going to have to give it a try. If the tee holds up to the hype, I may have found my new Summer shirt…

Update: Andrew writes:

I would like to point out that if one orders a Bamboo tee, the shipping to anywhere not in the US is about 35 dollars, more than three times the price of the tee. Perhaps if you live across the ocean in an isolated cardboard box in the district of Badgershire or something this might be acceptable, but I live in Canada, and have never seen shipping prices as high as 35 bucks to get packages across the nigh-unpassable 49th parallel. Just thought your Canuckistanian readers might like to know.

Hrmph. That is rather steep. Sorry to all our non U.S. readers!

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