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Bamboo Fibers

Page history last edited by Deanna_C 11 years, 6 months ago

 

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    Living Green with Orient Queen

 

 

 

BAMBOO AS AN ECO-FRIENDLY FIBER SOURCE

 

     Finding quality products with the most sustainable materials is one of the biggest challenges our world is taking on today. It is important to find a fabric that can withstand various elements like heat, cold and bacteria. We wear clothes usually made of cotton fibers, but many have asked if there is a more sustainable source of fabric.

     Many companies and organizations have tried to find ways to produce more sustainable products and promote environmental awareness. Recent clothing conventions like the MAGIC, which is held annually in Las Vegas, featured the ECollection which showcased a variety of clothing items and accessories made from sustainable materials. Bamboo was the main material used by most of the vendors who sold clothing as well as bath towels. Aside from the fact that bamboo is a fast-renewing fabric source, its texture can be compared with 100% cotton fabrics--and it comes with some more added features.

 

Our mission…

 

To provide customers with durable products manufactured in the most environmentally responsible way, as well as to educate people about other alternative options on clothing fabrics materials.

 

OUR PROCESS:

 

 

  • Our company use N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide to break up the cellulose from bamboo pulp into a viscose solution.
  • We then add hydrogen peroxide to stabilize the solution.
  • The solution goes through spinners, and into another solution* that hardens the thin streams of viscose to become bamboo cellulose fiber threads.  

*The hardening solution usually consists of water and alcohols such as methanol or ethanol.

  • The bamboo fiber threads generated from the bath with hardening solution are then spun to become bamboo yarn.
  • The yarns are then dyed with water-based inks.
  • The dyed yarns are weaved into fabrics used for clothing, towels and sheets.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jcowboy/25470980/                                                                                                              http://www.flickr.com/photos/littlebitsys/2812551766/

 

 

 

 WHY THIS IS THE ECO-FRIENDLY PROCESS

 

  • This process is similar to the one used to process wood pulps into fibers called lyocell which is processed by using an organic solvent. Aside from this, N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide is also non-toxic to humans. 
  • Our manufacturing process also goes on a loop thus, the solutions used during the process can be collected, cleaned and re-used for future productions. 

 

 

 DO YOU KNOW? 

 

  • Bamboo shoots grow without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers due to its unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostasis bio-agent called “bamboo kun”
  • Bamboo fibers are also completely bio-degradable.   
  • Bamboo fibers offer natural UV protection. 

 

 

 ADVANTAGES OF USING BAMBOO FIBERS:

 

  • Bamboo absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, making it a breathable material especially for places with hot weather.
  • Bamboo fibers possess anti-static qualities.
  • Retains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial agent, even after many washes.
  • Hypoallergenic, so it is perfect for people with sensitive skins.
  • Incredibly soft and is similar to the feel of silk or cashmere.
  • Can help regulate body temperatures.

 

                  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/miss604/2301618470/                                                                                                              http://i.treehugger.com/files/Bamboo-towels.jpg

 

 

 WHY BAMBOO?

 

  • Bamboo is one of the most sustainable resources on our planet today. As a member of the grass family, bamboo is extremely regenerative and some variety can grow up to 45 inches per day.
  • Bamboo also grows an average of 4 to 6 new shoots each year and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years.

 

 

 

 

http://dream.ewha.ac.kr/~hwia/

 

 contact us: 

 Orient Queen Manufacturing Co.

246 Hoppy Avenue

Las Vegas, NV 

 

Phone Number: 702-235-7530

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments (4)

Isabel said

at 9:15 am on Mar 31, 2009

This is a good description of the cultivation of Bamboo Fibers and their use as an alternative clothing source.
Great choice on visuals, especially the picture of the natural fibers; perhaps you could include a flowchart to help better illustrate your process description. The pictures of bamboo help show the audience what the original material was—why don’t you include some more pictures of the final, finished products?
To avoid making your process description look like instructions, you could remove the numbering and instead do bullets, or elaborate each step, making a short paragraph.
The “Did You Know?” and “Advantages of Using Bamboo Fibers” are very helpful in driving home your point about choosing bamboo as a different material.
Good use of descriptive definition (explaining what the hardening solution was) and definitions that illustrate with visuals.

Dia said

at 10:04 pm on Apr 13, 2009

Good job Deeana! Your project is like Isabel’s in that you both strayed from the strict three part outline that Dr. S has listed in her project evaluation. I think that totally works for both of your projects, but I’m still going to refer to Dr. S’s evaluation to find ways your project could improve. So to start, your introduction is does a good job at introducing the importance of your process. Before you explain your process you might want to include more background information so you’re not just jumping right into the process. I also agree with Isabel that the actual steps of your process might look better written out in paragraph form. The numbers, and even the bullets, make the process look like a list or instructions and we’re supposed to avoid that. I’m not sure what form your wiki project will take, but depending on what you decide, you may want to look at turning some of the other bullets into paragraphs too. The end of your process sums up the implications and advantages of the process. It doesn’t seem like there’s a clear conclusion though, so you may want to summarize the major parts of your process somewhere to wrap things up.
As far as making changes that would make your project more appealing to your new audience, I think you should play up the comfort advantages you listed of using bamboo fiber, or maybe look into the visual part of it. Talk about the dye options or find fashion images you could include.
I hope those suggestions are helpful, and again you did a great job!

Isabel said

at 9:36 am on Apr 23, 2009

Great job adding visuals! It really helps your reader to see the final product of your process.
Also, good job changing the numbered steps to bullets. It makes your description seem less like instructions.
An average reader (college student or LV resident without acute knowledge in this field) would certainly be able to easily follow your wiki page.

Dia said

at 9:52 am on Apr 24, 2009

Hi Deanna – You’re wiki looks great, so my comment is just a suggestion - If you wanted cut down on your different sections you could split up your “Did You Know?” section and put the first two brackets under “Why Bamboo?” and the last bracket under the “Advantages of Using Bamboo Fibers.” Ditto to everything Isabel said. Good job molding the message to your audience, and your visuals are helpful and easy to look at.

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