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Bamboo in the Bath – Ideas For Your Hospitality Needs

| Thursday October 9th, 2008 | 1 Comment

towels-bamboo.jpgManaging or starting up an eco spa? Trying to “green” your fitness center? Launching a new green hotel? Then this may be for you.
Pro Towels has released a new line of towels made from bamboo. They are lovely and great for any spa or water related business with a green agenda.
Bamboo as a woven material is popping up more and more in the industry. I would say it feels closer to silk than cotton and is being used in bags, totes, shirts, the usual suspects.
The Pro Towel Bamboo Collection advertises itself as a 35″x60″, heavyweight, twill hemmed and looped finished towel of 100% bamboo. Colors available are Sandalwood, Ivory, Leaf Green and Pure White.
The pitch is the same as always. Bamboo is “one of the world’s most prolific and fastest-growing plants making it nature’s most sustainable resources” and 100% biodegradable. Pro Towel also points out they use organic (natural) bamboo so that means it is grown without any pesticides or chemicals.
These towels are not cheap, running nearly $30 per unit (including 8K stitches of embroidery) and certainly fall into the luxury category for promotional items. A standard towel would run closer to $18 per unit. Pro Towels also has released robes made of the same Bamboo material.
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This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.


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  • http://www.google.com/reader/shared/16588789441333941032 Archer

    Isn’t this the same textile-manufacturing process as rayon? Many bamboo textiles are made via the same water- and petroleum-intensive process that is used to turn trees into fabric. That’s rayon.
    Are you recommending this?
    Please inform us of how to distinguish between greenwashing rayon-process bamboo fabrics from . . . I didn’t know there was another process. Is there?