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We at Dr.Pheelgood are showing the world that there are many options to obtain the same goal. Lets consider Bamboo; Because Bamboo grows so quickly, it is a resource that is not only sustainable and renewable but it also gives back to the environment. You know the AIR we breath. A Bamboo grove releases 35% more oxygen than the same size stand of trees and that's more air to breath. We all know about Bamboo floors, and how durable they are, just check out your local Zoomba Dance Studio. As a fiber, there are many benefits to wearing Bamboo apparel. First you are going to feel good knowing you're not hurting the environment. Bamboo is fed by the rain! ( those little tiny drops from the sky ) Bamboo doesn't need to be drowned in water resources we cant afford to waste. It isn't saturated with pesticides or fertilizers. In China Bamboo is known as " a friend of the people ". Bamboo is our friend, too. It grows everywhere.
There are several physical properties inherent in bamboo fabric, which makes it a smart choice for you and your family. Here are several reasons why bamboo is so magnificent:
Bamboo is naturally antimicrobial and anti-fungal in its raw state.
Bamboo contains a natural agent called bamboo kun which requires no harmful chemicals to prevent bacteria and fungus from cultivating on it–keeping the fabric odor free. This allows for less washing which saves on energy, time and money.
Bamboo is soft. Bamboo fiber is softer than cotton, cashmere and silk. It almost has a buttery soft quality to it.
Bamboo is practical. Bamboo is more durable and less expensive than silk or cashmere, but has a very high soil release value and can be conveniently cleaned in your washer and dryer.
Bamboo is comfortable. Bamboo clothing feels better on your skin, and it's breathable, which keeps you drier. Bamboo fabric also acts as a thermal regulator to your body temperature.
Bamboo is hypoallergenic. Did you know that Bamboo's organic and natural fiber properties make it naturally hypoallergenic? It is non-irritating to the skin, and works extremely well for anyone having allergies, eczema, dermatitis or other skin sensitivities.
Well with all the benifits of Bamboo why even consider another fibre?
Because Hemp is such an amazing plant that lasts a lifetime. Because, as a Fabric, Hemp filters UV rays, so your skin is protected. Our Hemp products are soft, against the skin, and resistant to bacterial growth, so you wont smell, but no guarantees according to your own personal hygene. Hemp has four times the strength of cotton. Wash it forever. Hemp also has a porus personality, that allows it to breath, keeping you much cooler in the summertime, but like wool will keep you warmer in the cooler months. Again because we are all worried about our natural resouce Water, Hemp only uses 1/20th the amount of water as compared to regular cotton. (all Docs cotton products are organic, grown in fields that have been chemical free for at least three years) The cellulose level of Hemp is almost three times that of wood, which makes it a better choice than wood for paper products. ( Hemp turns out four times as much Pulp per acre over trees! ) This will leave us and our children with more forests for watershed, wildlife habitat and of course oxygen production. Hemp can be recycled seven times as opposed to woods only four. And no pesticides or fertilizers needed! ( 50% of all the worlds pesticides are sprayed on industrial cotton )
OK ITS HEMP ___NOT__ MARIJUANA
Hemp only has a.01% to .05% THC content, while marijuana has upwards of 22% today. If you smoke your shirt all your going to experience is a whole lot of trips to the bathroom because one of the many benifits of high fibre Hemp is, it is a great natural laxative. Hemp Oil is extremely rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential fatty acids. At a volume level of 81%, Hemp Oil is the richest known source of these essential fatty acids ( The " Good Guys " ) Its also quite high in some amino acids, including Gamma Linoleic Acid ( GLA ), a very rare nutrient found in Mothers Milk, all these nutrients help cut the risks for heart disease, cancer and arthritis, to name a few. As far as Medical Marijuana, thats for another forum. ( see: DOCS PAGE ) But alas, Hemp is illegal to grow in the United States. It has been mixed up with marijuana and thought to be interchangeable.....WRONG.....Look around, China, England, France, Russia and Canada, oh yeah they all grow Hemp. Worldwide, 30 countries grow hemp, the United States does not, BUT we are the biggest user of hemp products in the World! Hemp can be rotated with soy beans and reduce Cyst Nematode infestations by up to 50 to 75 percent, without pestisides. In England, Hemp is grown as a rotation crop with wheat, which has resulted in a 20% increase in wheat yields without any commensurate increase in chemical use to farm it. Why are we importing this valuable crop when we can grow it here as a rotation crop that only has benifits? Think of all the new industries and jobs Hemp could bring to our economy. Hemp produces over 25,000 products