Category Archives: bamboo clothing

BANAVATA – 80% Cashmere / 20% Bamboo


With our new range of 80% Bamboo / 20% Cashmere clothing about to be available – we have decided to use only natural dyes. (this is interesting in light of the project kilims..see next post). The problem with natural dyes is that to dye 1 kg of fabric, it costs more than twice as much as it costs with swiss dyes. However for the BANAVATA range, we think it is important to use the most ecological methods. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant around and extremely renewable … maybe the cashmere goats could eat it also. !

Bamboo Mixed with Cashmere – BANAVATA


Clothes that are 80% Bamboo / 20% Cashmere. Great. Environmentally friendly, soft next to the skin,, and not quite as warm as pure cashmere. All in all great luxury clothing for spring, summer and autumn. Clothing made from bamboo naturally wicks moisture away from your body and feels almost as soft as cashmere. Bamboo also has natural antibacterial qualities and stays warmer in the cold and cooler in heat than most other fabrics. Because bamboo grows at a rate of about one foot per day, it is an easily renewable resource. Bamboo is eco-chic. Mypashmina.co.uk will be stocking the BANAVATA range in a couple of months. We are looking forward to it!