Chinese underwear manufacturer offers a way to ‘cleanse’ your body
Bamboo underwear and other household items are available in the U.S. from many manufacturers, including Banana Republic and GAP, but many customers may not be aware of how the products actually work.
That’s because bamboo underwear is a non-toxic material made from bamboo and other natural materials.
But bamboo underwear manufacturers don’t have to follow the same safety protocols as other products.
That means there are potentially hundreds of other types of underwear on the market that are potentially hazardous.
“A lot of these companies are not regulated by the FDA,” says David C. Zielinski, a professor of law and health policy at the University of Virginia School of Law.
Zelinski is the author of The Bamboo Industry: How the Asian World Uses Natural Materials for Health and Happiness.
“So it’s a grey area, and I think people are just starting to realize that.”
So what’s the problem?
The BSA is trying to clean up the bamboo industry by encouraging consumers to use less bamboo in the manufacture of household items.
“We’re working to get the bamboo out of the packaging,” says Bamboo Inc. president and CEO Stephen Gault.
“And we want people to see that it’s just bamboo.
It’s not cardboard or styrofoam.
And if they don’t see it, they shouldn’t buy it.”
The goal of the BSA’s effort is to get more bamboo out and replace the products with other materials.
“It’s a very big industry,” says Gault, “and we’re trying to be a part of the solution.”
And Bamboo is the first company to do so.
The company makes products such as bamboo and aloe, which are widely used in the world, but the bamboo in bamboo underwear and bamboo socks is also made from natural materials, such as cotton.
So, when you wear the bamboo underwear or bamboo socks, you’re wearing a bamboo product, not just an ordinary product.
And that’s important because bamboo products have a long history of use in China.
For example, the bamboo material used in Chinese underwear and socks is actually from Indonesia, a country that also produces a significant amount of the material used to make other household products.
“Bamboo is a sustainable material, and it’s one that we’ve used for decades and decades,” says Zielinksi.
“That’s why the Bamboo Company is focused on sourcing and manufacturing sustainable bamboo products for consumers.”
But the company also believes that the majority of the bamboo used to produce the underwear and shoes that are sold in the United States comes from China.
That makes the company’s product even more important to the BCA.
“The bamboo that we’re sourcing from China is the bamboo that the Chinese use in their underwear and the bamboo products they use for their underwear,” says Shumow.
“In a way, it’s really like being a member of the Chinese pantheon of global brands, because we’re really a part and parcel of that pantheon.”
Shumows is the president of the company that makes bamboo underwear.
He says the Baca’s bamboo underwear will help reduce the environmental impact and help consumers feel more comfortable in their everyday life.
The bamboo in its fibers can be found in China’s southern provinces, such the province of Yunnan, which has a high percentage of bamboo in it.
According to the International Monetary Fund, the world’s largest bamboo producer, Yunnan produces between 10 and 20 percent of the world population’s annual production.
In China, the country’s communist government has been using the bamboo it grows for years to make bamboo products, which include clothes, paper products, building materials, and even medical devices.
“This bamboo is actually used to manufacture some of the best underwear in the country, which means that it can be made in an extremely sustainable way,” says Cauley.
“They’ve made a huge contribution to the environment and it can provide a lot of energy for the environment.”
But because the Bca also uses bamboo for bamboo socks and underwear, the Baoan Company is using the material for its products.
In fact, its bamboo underwear was tested by the Environmental Protection Agency and found to be more than 95 percent recyclable.
Shumowers says he’s hopeful that the Bacos bamboo underwear that is now on the shelves of stores in the BMA store will help increase awareness of the sustainability of bamboo and help improve the bamboo product industry.
“I think there’s definitely a lot that can be done, and that’s why we’re working so hard to reach out to the manufacturers and to get them to do a lot more research and to really make sure that the products they’re using are actually using the most sustainable, renewable materials,” says Lian.
“There’s a lot to be learned from the bamboo companies that are coming out with their underwear, and from the companies that make the bamboo apparel.
And hopefully we can make a difference.”