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Bamboo Fabric

January 21, 2013

 

Why Bamboo?

At Blue Fish we love organic cotton, but we couldn’t resist how soft bamboo is.  Recently we have been using bamboo in styles for an extra level of comfort to amazing results!  People can’t seem to stop exclaiming “it’s sooooooo soft!”

How soft is it?

When people talk about a fabric’s “hand” what they really mean is “how does it feel?”  It has the most luxurious feel and an elegant drape.  Fabrics made of bamboo or a bamboo blend have a silkiness to them that even silk can’t match! Suffice it to say everyone who touches a fabric made of bamboo thinks it has the best “hand” around.

How bamboo grows.

Bamboo grows very easily in the right conditions even without the use of pesticides.  It grows very fast, so it can be harvested within a year after new growth starts and since bamboo is a grass, it can be cut off while leaving the roots intact to grow another season.  Bamboo has even been know to  grow up to 4 feet in one day! In the long run it takes much less water to grow a bamboo harvest than a cotton one, and it rarely needs irrigation. The fabric produced is 100% biodegradable and can be beneficial for people with allergies and skin issues.

In the end we love to feel it and wear it and hope you do too.


Close-up of our bamboo fleece.

More Reading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_textiles






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Size Guide

WHAT SIZE AM I?

Blue Fish sizing is uniquely ours. We have developed this system to fit many body types, shapes, & heights comfortably. Here is the Blue Fish size chart and its traditional size equivalent:

00 – only available in select styles. fits up to size 6

0 – fits up to size 10

1 – fits ups to size 16

2 – fits up to size 22

3 – only available in our studio tees & some tunics. fits up to size 26

O/S – one size that fits most customers

Remember that each style is unique & has different measurements--please check the size chart on your item of interest for exact measurements! One style may fit you differently than other styles you have worn before and we strongly recommend checking the measurements before making your purchase.

 

You might wear a combination of sizes depending on your body shape and how you prefer the drape of your clothing. For instance, you might wear a size 0 pants and a size 1 top. If you prefer looser, more flowy clothing, size up--if you prefer more fitted pieces, choose those closer to your actual measurements. We provide measurements for each style so you can find the best fit for the way you like to wear your Blue Fish.  

If you ever have questions about the fit of our clothing, just give us a call! We will help you find the specific styles that will work best for you. Call us at 800.395.4566 M-F from 9-5 CST to speak to our personal shoppers. You can also email us with any questions at service@bluefishclothing.com.

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