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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

We have been using bamboo fabrics in our designs for many years. We love the feel and the properties of the fibre and our customers love it as well. Bamboo Clothing has some really unique traits that makes it one of our favourite fabrics to use. You may have read some of our previous articles such as "How to Care for your Bamboo Clothing," or "Know Your Microfibres," which we will touch on in this post.    Here are just 5 of the reasons why Bamboo Fabric is oh-so great!   1. It's Breaks down Easier. What does it really...

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

Happy Labour Day long weekend!  This weekend we're celebrating all the lovely women who keep this little fair fashion shop spinning.  And all of you hard working guys and gals, too!   At Salts & West, we design and produce our garments in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  We produce using our small factory as well as local sewers in the community.  Salts is a community based project that delivers high quality employment opportunities to women in our area.  We love these women like family!So, what does this have to do with Labour Day? Do you...

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

A huge shift towards sustainability is on the horizon! From recycling, going more 'zero waste', and investing in eco-friendly products, most of us are trying to be more KIND to Mother Earth.  Cheers to that! But did you know that washing your clothes could actually be poisoning our waters and food supply?On average, a synthetic fleece jacket releases 1.7 grams of microfibres (the tiny threads that shed from fabrics) each wash, travelling to your local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Studies indicate that microfibres make up 85% of human-made debris on shorelines...

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Flowy Bamboo Capris or fitted Bamboo Capri leggings! Let us help you choose.

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Flowy Bamboo Capris or fitted Bamboo Capri leggings! Let us help you choose.

Flowy, fitted, or a little of both? Jenny will help you find your perfect Bamboo Capri legging or loose leg match. Plus an update on our amazing bamboo underwear.

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How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

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How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

How to care for bamboo clothing, you ask?  Apparently, most of you have got it down to a science.  One of my favourite things is receiving e-mails from people saying they bought [insert item] a decade ago and they're still in love with it!  (UMM, if this isn't slow fashion, I don't know what is!)  I'm in awe of these stories and how Jenny's creating beautiful, wearable pieces that truly withstand the test of time.  We laugh about it because if she keeps making things this durable, we won't make money ;)  Of course, normal wear and tear is inevitable, so here's a little video where Jenny explains the best ways...

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