I read an article recently about how bad cotton is for the environment. Did you know that it can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton; equivalent to a single T-shirt and pair of jeans. What a waste. Read about cotton farming here.
Companies are now starting to produce clothing out of bamboo - it's quick growing and relies only on rainwater - bamboo is an incredibly soft fibre!
Bamboo also absorbs 5X the amount of greenhouse gasses than other crops, including trees!
The sweater I'm wearing in the photo is from a brand called Bamboo Monkey a St. Kilda based design company embracing accountable fashion through the use of eco-friendly bamboo. It's wonderfully soft, and I've washed it a few times and it holds its shape. It's also very warm for those cold winter nights! I believe it will be a piece i have in my closet for many many years.