Besides being an environmentally friendly and ethically responsible choice of fabric (bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant on earth), there is much talk that bamboo fabric feels like a cross between cashmere (ooh...) and silk (aah...) so I went to try it out personally!
|Soft, comfy and snug camisole and long wrap from Zhai. Wearing my favourite will-never-throw-away Levi's. A good look for a casual dinner with friends, don't you think?|
Reasonably priced between S$35-S$99 , it is part of Zhai's initiative to introduce eco-friendly clothing to shoppers in Singapore and possibly in the region, including Malaysia soon. According to co-founder Kim Rose Allen "...Some customers might wish to try a “green” product but simply cannot afford and justify paying 3 times the price. We made a conscious effort to sell our clothing line at reasonable prices so that the customer can make a small step towards a more sustainable future as well as monitoring their financial limitations without compromising on style, quality and affordability."
Zhai carries basics that can be integrated into any wardrobe for easy mixing and matching. Watch out for new collections launched every quarter. There are also plans for a men’s wear line and handbags made from recycled materials.
If you were wondering if pandas are being robbed of their food source, the types of bamboo used for making fabric are not those consumed by pandas. Still, we should ask the right questions because not all clothing made of bamboo holds social and enviromental values.
Zhai premier shop is at Parco Marina Bay, Millenia Walk. Happy green shopping!
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