North Face Bamboo Clothes for Spring â€˜07By Rocky Thompson on August 10th, 2006
The North Face unveiled a new line of clothes at OR today made with fabric of blended cotton and bamboo. When I heard North Face was making bamboo clothes, I imagined that they would be something kind of like the bamboo armor Samurais wore in 70â€™s movies. It turns out that bamboo can be woven into a surprisingly soft cotton-feeling fabric.
North Face calls this Frankenstein creation ecoCloth and claim that it naturally resists odors and wicks sweat from your body. The ecoCloth clothes are part of North Faceâ€™s A5 casual line. It doesnâ€™t seem to be any more durable than cotton, but the â€˜ecoâ€™ in ecoCloth refers to the idea that bamboo is less damaging to the environment than cotton. Bamboo is the new hemp that doesnâ€™t get you high.