I had the privilege to receive a set of Spa Combo Organic Bamboo Towels from Shoo-Foo to review. I was very excited as truthfully we are in need of getting some new towels, I made rags out of some of the towels that we received as a wedding gift over 9 years ago recently.
When I first opened the package, I ran my hands along the fabric to feel how incredibly soft they are. Bryan pointed out to me how thin they were compared to our cotton towels, which I did notice. The thing is, bigger and thicker is not always better. I love that they are made from certified organic bamboo!
Why Use Bamboo?
First off, bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources available to us. Have you ever seen an area where bamboo was planted and then starting taking over? They say that bamboo is next to impossible to get rid of, which is of benefit to us in so many ways. It can be cut off and harvested above the ground and it will continue to grow and be ready to be harvested again in a few short years. Compared with the harvesting of a tree that requires 60-70 years to mature, there is no contest with why bamboo is considered to be sustainable.
Bamboo grows naturally and does not require the use of pesticides or herbicides. It does not require irrigation, other than the natural rainfall that it receives.
Bamboo is four times more absorbent than cotton which is amazing for use as a towel. Bamboo possesses a property known as bamboo kun which naturally keeps germs, fungus and odors away.
What Did I Think?
So I told you our initial thoughts, I loved the softness but Hubby was concerned about them absorbing since they were so thin. After using the Bamboo towels from Shoo-Foo I am completely impressed at how well they actually work! I knew that bamboo was soft, I have several t-shirts made from organic bamboo but I truly didn’t realize how well they would absorb. They certainly passed the test. I love how fast they dry and how smooth they are on the skin.
I received the Indigo Blue which is a beautiful color and great for having with children when you need to clean up a messy spill.
The bamboo spa combo includes:
1 bamboo bath towel: 76 x 123 cm (30 x 60 in)
1 bamboo hand towel: 33 x 76 cm (13 x 30 in)
1 bamboo face cloth: 28 x 33 cm (11 x 13 in)
All Shoo-Foo products are made of cellulose from organically grown bamboo. Both the bamboo forest and the bamboo crops they use are certified organic.
Shoo-Foo began when owner Dany Filion was casually reading an article about bamboo usage in 2006. The ecologist-trained entrepreneur from Canada who lived 10 years of her life in China was surprised to find out that textile fibers could now be made out of bamboo without the major pesticide use. The exact same article also spoke about the harsh eco footprint left on the planet from cotton production, which involves the application of many chemicals (half a pound for every t-shirt)! After finding out more about how sustainable bamboo is, the Shoo-Foo towel line was born.
Since then, they have expanded to have a line of baby products, including cloth bamboo diapers and a bedding line as well.
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Would you like to win a Spa Combo Bamboo Towel Set from Shoo-Foo?
As part of the Noise Girls Around the House Giveaway Event, you will have the chance to win a prize package designed For the Bathroom that includes a Spa Combo Organic Bamboo Towel Set! I am so excited to announce that Shoo-Foo is one of the sponsors in our event! Thank you! Be sure to head over to Noise Girls and enter for your chance to win!
I was provided with the Spa Combo Bamboo Towel set for my review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinion expressed are 100% mine own.