For designer Denise Shardlow, her relationship with bamboo began when she felt the fabric. “It was love at first touch” she wrote in a 2010 article in Grid Magazine, “The more I researched, the more excited I became about bamboo.” During her research, she found the fabric not only draped beautifully, it was also wicked away moisture and resisted wrinkles. Her findings and building excitement led her to design a number of stylish jackets, skirts, pants, tops, and tunics.
Bamboo clothing has taken off since the 2010 article. You can find tabloid pages filled with celebrities sporting the eco-friendly style and may catch the clothing on your favorite character on TV. Even luxury brands and designers like Gucci and Stella McCartney have caught on. And the trend isn’t just growing in the fashion world. It’s also growing in the interior design of eco-friendly and trendy homes as well.
Named one of HGTV’s “8 Flooring Trends to Try,” bamboo is just as durable hard as most hardwood floors. The strong material is also eco-friendly and, like bamboo clothing, stylish. It provides a sleek, natural floor that can be made into a number of colors.