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31-10-2011, 13:39:47
Someone bought me a shirt that is (mostly) made of it. It's really comfortable.

I keep waiting for Alan Funt to jump out with a camera and panda.

31-10-2011, 13:48:42
Stepping out of the mists of pandaria? :D

31-10-2011, 14:02:38
seven billion panda protein supplements, ready to eat

31-10-2011, 14:05:44
does the shirt makes you extra lazy?

31-10-2011, 14:06:59
jes jes Drives the women away, too.

Wiki -

Because the fibers of bamboo are very short (less than 3mm), they are impossible to transform into yarn in a natural process. The usual process by which textiles labeled as being made of bamboo are produced uses only the rayon, that is being made out of the fibers with heavy employment of chemicals. To accomplish this, the fibers are broken down with chemicals and extruded through mechanical spinnerets; the chemicals include lye, carbon disulfide and strong acids. Retailers have sold both end products as "bamboo fabric" to cash in on bamboo's current ecofriendly cachet; however, the Canadian Competition Bureau and the US Federal Trade Commission,[29] as of mid-2009, are cracking down on the practice of labeling bamboo rayon as natural bamboo fabric. Under the guidelines of both agencies, these products must be labeled as rayon with the optional qualifier "from bamboo". Bamboo fabric is known for its softness, and boasts strong absorbency and antimicrobial properties, though there is controversy as to whether or not the chemical process in bamboo rayon destroys antimicrobial quality.

A new bamboo fabric developed at Beijing University has created an interest in bamboo clothing, particularly those interested in using organic material. Clothing from bamboo is soft and comparable to cashmere.

31-10-2011, 16:02:58
so it suits you well

31-10-2011, 18:28:30
I've had some bamboo stuff for quite a few years now. It's really comfortable and has this quality where it's warm when cold and cool when hot - not to mention the fact that you can wear it for days on end because of its anti-bacterial qualities... :D

31-10-2011, 22:14:24
yeah, it's kind of like a tech shirt, but heavier

the wiki makes it sound like they break it down to simple carbon compounds and reassemble it into rayon

C.G.B. Spender
01-11-2011, 20:45:10
It's for girls, ha ha!

01-11-2011, 20:46:58
I am a girl!

C.G.B. Spender
01-11-2011, 20:48:15
ha ha!

02-11-2011, 07:08:32
yes, amazing!

02-11-2011, 08:32:50
As if a girl would post here.