GGO Organic Bamboo Clothing ~ YUM!
Great new oh sooooo cozy leggings and capris in the boutique! Perfect for aerial yoga, yoga & dance!… not to mention lounging….
Made of bamboo and lycra in luscious colors! XS -XL… and super reasonable! A favorite of aerialists as the bamboo has superior glide on the aerial hammocks and silks…so silky soft and yet durable… a second skin!
GGO fine organic clothiers is one of the few yoga lifestyle brands whose yoga collection is actually designed by a yoga professional. Vivica Schwartz – a long time practitioner and instructor of vinyasa flow yoga – design assisted and personally tested GGO’s women’s yoga collection.
GGO bamboo grows wild in northern Vietnam and it is harvested responsibly. There is no damage to the environment during this process since bamboo is a grass and grows faster after it is cut! It is completely sustainable – and begins growing back immediately. No irrigation water is used in the growth of the bamboo since it is wild. An added plus, the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of other trees. This makes bamboo more able to handle harsh weather conditions such as drought, flood and high temperatures. Compare bamboo to cotton which is a thirsty crop – it can take up to 5,283 gallons of water to produce 2.2 pounds of cotton! Furthermore, 73% of the global cotton harvest comes from irrigated land. Some estimates indicate that cotton is the largest user of water among all agricultural commodities.
An enormous benefit of using bamboo is that it requires no pesticides or fertilizers! Amazingly, bamboo contains a substance called bamboo-kun – an antimicrobial agent that gives bamboo a natural resistance to pest and fungi infestation. By contrast, only 2.4% of the world’s arable land is planted with cotton, yet cotton accounts for 24% of the world’s insecticide market and 11% of the sale of global pesticides. Many of the pesticides used for cotton are both hazardous and toxic.