Because of its luxurious softness, smooth hand, flowing and gentle drape, and easy price – at least compared with silk and cashmere – and eco friendly cachet, bamboo has gained entry throughout the fashion industry. Designers such as Diane Von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, and Agnes B have used this fabric for years now. Growing bamboo is a wonderfully beneficial plant for the planet and most is naturally organic bamboo. The manufacturing processes where bamboo the plant is transformed into bamboo the fabric are where the sustainability and eco-friendly luster of bamboo is tarnished because there are multiple ways of manufacturing this fiber and some of them include the use of the heavy chemicals, some of which are toxic. I make sure to only use bamboo fabrics that are made with the most ethical of manufacturing processes. Here’s the scoop.