YogaGurl Turns to Bamboo

Toronto-based YogaGurl dips a foot into sustainable yoga threads with its limited-edition 100 percent organic bamboo tee. Designed by the company's founder (and yoga teacher) Alexandra Leikermoser, the lightweight deep-V top, available in aqua for the summer, is naturally antibacterial and wicks away moisture.

You can toss it on top of strappy workout top before you head over to the gym or yoga studio, or show some skin by wearing it on its own. One caveat: pure bamboo fabrics, although remarkably soft, can be prone to pilling (as the sample we were sent started to, even before we could throw it in the wash) and some amount of shrinkage; they fare better when blended with organic cotton or another similar fiber. Another minor quibble: Since yoga is about personal growth, shouldn't it be "Find Time to Breathe"?

Leikermoser expects to convert her entire line to bamboo by spring 2008. ::YogaGurl

See also: ::Bamboo Fiber Sheets and ::Bamboosa: Bamboo Fiber Clothing

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