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  • 5 Must-try Activities For This Summer

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    You already think of hot weather, maybe a vacation, and kids out of school, but this summer, let's do something new! Don't look longingly at others social media who appear to be doing much more exciting things than you while yours features the same 'feet by the pool' pic as last year. Listen, you don't have to travel to exotic locations to make an unforgettable summer, you just gotta push past all the typical ideas and try something new! Since BambooandWool.com is all about innovative ideas for going green and fashion with our bamboo and wood sunglasses, we know how to push past the norm! So grab your sunglasses, head outside, and check out our 5 must-try activities for this summer! 


    DIY Backyard Movie Screen - There's something magical about being able to watch a movie or tv outside, and enjoy a warm summer night. And guess what? You don't have to be rich and have an expensive set-up in your backyard to make this happen! You just need a few easy supplies and a projector, and Voila! Movie time! 


    Geocache- You're never too old for a real live treasure hunt, and that's pretty much exactly what this is. It's an app that leads you to navigate specific GPS coordinates to search for your geocache (hidden treasure). For a different outdoor activity, get a group of people together, or maybe assemble two teams, and see who can find the most cache!


    Early Morning Stretch- Before you laugh this one off or skip reading this one altogether (you know you were considering it) don't! One of the best parts of summer is the early morning. It's crisp, fresh smell and feel is amazing, and all too often not taken advantage of. Doing early morning stretch outdoors not only let's you breathe that freshness in, but it's good for your body and a great way to start your day! You can probably find a group that does stretch in a park near you, or learn the basics from a video, grab a mat, and head outside!


    Murder Mystery Dinner Party- Summer is the best time to get together with friends. The weather is warm, everyone is more relaxed, and that spells a good time! But switch up the usual BBQ, and throw a murder mystery dinner party! You can purchase an already written murder mystery dinner instructions online or at a local board game store. Between coming dressed in costume and the play of 'who dunnit" it will create unique and lasting memories this summer! 


    Ziplining- If you're not an 'adrenaline junkie' but still want to experience that crazy activity this summer, go ziplining! You can get that rush of adrenaline and a bucket list activity without having to jump out of a plane. This is a perfect in-between option! 

    So remember, this is your summer! Don't let yourself get stuck in a rut; just get a fresh perspective and try some different experiences. Pretty soon, you will have the social media everyone is envious of! Make sure you subscribe to our blog for more upcoming ideas!

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  • 7 Fun facts about bamboo.

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    Fact 1-  Did you know...Bamboo grows 1.5" an hour?

    Fact 2- Did you know...Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and emits 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere than its tree equivalent?

    Fact 3- Did you know... Bamboo prevents soil erosion?

    Fact 4- Did you know... Bamboo doesn't need any pesticides or other chemicals, or fertilizer to grow?

    Fact 5- Did you know... Every part of bamboo can be used, so there is zero waste?

    Fact 6- Did you know... The use of bamboo is an important part of developing economies?

    Fact 7- Did you know... Bamboo is actually a woody grass, not a tree?

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  • What is Bamboo and Wool?

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    From waking up to freshly fallen snow on Pikes Peak or staring up at the awesome prowess of Garden of the Gods, living in Colorado we can't help but be inspired by the sheer beauty that is the nature surrounding us. And we want to give back to it. We believe in creating a better, more sustainable product that considers the consequences. We are looking into the future, and, if we do say so ourselves, we look good doing it.

    BambooandWool.com is a US veteran owned and operated company out of Colorado Springs, CO that is fighting the man-made, artificial, cancerous, and chemically harmful materials and products that are crowding the market today with our natural, eco-friendly bamboo and wood sunglasses and watches.

    Our products include men and women’s bamboo, redwood, sandalwood, skateboard wood, and walnut wood sunglasses, and watches. But just because we focus on offering a better alternative for the environment, we haven't forgotten the style. With many different stylish options, we guarantee we have what will look best on you and our world!

    We aren’t afraid to get our hands dirty, and through hard work, determination, and with the loyalty of our customers, BambooAndWool.com has become one of the most successful and trusted bamboo and wood sunglasses and watches providers. Our promise to you is to provide sustainable, allergy-free and eco-friendly items, and to ensure consumers are getting a 100% safe and natural product every time with the most helpful customer service available. So come join us in putting the style in a green lifestyle!

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  • Go Green From The Very Beginning

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    With the threats of global warming, loss of resources, and damage to our ecosystem being prevalent and widely known, more and more people are going green. You’re recycling, walking to work, and buying organic. Living green is a lifestyle choice that allows you to contribute to improving your carbon footprint and the health of our environment. But with Bamboo and Wool (www.BambooAndWool.com), we take going green from the very beginning, and we do it in style. Wearing a pair of our sunglasses made with sustainable and biodegradable bamboo and wood will make both you and the environment look good!
    Bamboo and Wool is committed to doing our part for the environment by aiming to reduce the negative impacts of man-made materials. We use only materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly, and ensure our products are 100% safe and allergy free. In a world that is overrun with “easy” or “cheap” options, you are limited in purchasing truly green products that will fit into your eco-friendly lifestyle. We strive to change that, and in an innovative way that not only fits into your lifestyle but also your style.
    The many benefits of our bamboo sunglasses will open your eyes to many negatives of the alternative plastic and polycarbonate sunglasses, which you may not have previously known. For both, it all begins with its creation. Although the typical image of environmental damage looks like landfills or animals tangled in plastic, the manufacturing process also does its fair share in harming the environment. Bamboo grows plentifully and rapidly and is not actually a wood, but a woody grass. Therefore, it does not carry the same damage its plastic counterpart does. So we have got you covered for your eco-friendly products from the beginning to end.
    But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the difference in plastic and bamboo manufacturing:
    Plastic Manufacturing-
    Plastic is one of the most prevalent materials used. You can find it in your kitchen, doctor’s office, or even on your face if you choose plastic sunglasses. It is also one of the most common materials used in single-use items that are quickly thrown away minutes after use. (Maybe including those plastic sunglasses that often break easily) But that plastic will endure. Plastic is not biodegradable, and will not break down for a long time. All that plastic disposed of will persist in landfills, and can even survive in our waters for thousands of years. Also living for all those years with the plastic is the harmful effects on the environment and human health. Plastic contains chemicals that have been shown to have harmful effects on humans, affecting hormones and more, are poison to wildlife and are disrupting our ecosystem and robbing our natural resources. And it all begins in manufacturing…
    To create plastic, a chemical called Ethelyne has to be produced, which is only made from crude oil or other non-renewable resources. The process of turning the Ethelyne into plastic is very involved, requiring heating and cooling to certain temperatures and exact chemical reactions.
    What all of that means for the environment is the abusive use of natural resources and the introduction of harmful and unwanted toxic chemicals into our air and water. And with the sheer amount of plastic manufactured every day, just think of how much resources could be conserved or used for things like generating electricity. This is all just the beginning, of course, but the myriad of environmental concerns that plastic produces will persist.
    Bamboo Manufacturing-
    Bamboo is one of the newest materials being looked at to replace other, more harmful materials being previously used. And with good reason. For all the negative impacts on the environment that plastic implicates, bamboo can demonstrate positive effects. From emitting more oxygen than a tree rather than toxic chemicals to regrowing by itself without replanting, and the positive effects on the soil it grows in, bamboo far outweighs its competitor in this arena. And since is biodegradable, and won’t contribute to a degradation of the environment for years to come. The difference of the manufacturing process will also prove otherwise.
    Manufacturing bamboo into products, like our sunglasses, doesn’t require the immense use of natural resources and doesn’t involve toxic chemical reactions. The simplicity of its manufacturing deletes much of the negative impact. Very simply, the raw materials of bamboo and wood are designed and laser cut to fit specifications, assembled, then sanded and finished for ultimate comfort. That’s pretty much it. Coming from the purest of beginnings, bamboo sunglasses’ only lasting effects is the comfort and style you will enjoy!
     
    As you can see, you are looking at the root of the problem. There are efforts to help fight the battle of plastic on our Earth through bottle collecting, recycling, or using less packaging. While these are great and do make a difference, we at Bamboo and Wool are going directly to the problem. The manufacturing of bamboo and wood products does not add to the damage and harm to the environment, and won’t have the same implications thousands of years down the road.
    Since you truly believe in living as green as you possibly can, now you can contribute from the very conception. By purchasing bamboo sunglasses, you can know that you are not using up our renewable energy or contributing to toxic chemicals in our environment, and you can do it all while looking stylish! So check out the many looks our bamboo sunglasses, and wear them with pride, because with the bright future we are making, you’re gonna need shades!

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  • Why bamboo is better than cotton?

    0 comments / Posted on by Jason Sharp

    Number 1 great reason: it is biodegradable and green.  As a regenerated cellulose fiber bamboo fiber is 100% made from bamboo. The raw material bamboo is found in ecological regions of Yunnan and Sichuan Province, China. The whole distilling and production process is a relatively green process without environmental impact. The supplier company manufactures bamboo fiber according to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000. It is good to know that, bamboo fiber is a unique biodegradable textile material. As a natural cellulose fiber, it can be 100% biodegraded in a soil by microorganisms and a sunshine. The decomposition process does not cause any environmental damage. Bamboo fiber comes from nature and returns back to nature in the end. Bamboo fiber is well known as "the natural, green and eco -friendly modern textile material of 21st century".

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