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Thread: warm-n-natural vs. bamboo

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    Hi all, does anyone know of any pro's to using bamboo batting over warm and natural?

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    No, sorry, wish I could help. I've never used the bamboo.

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    I am not sure about environmental advantages, but I prefer bamboo over warm and Natural. Is softer and more flexible. The problem is that is so much more expensive, that I stick to Warm and Natural.

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    i love working with the bamboo's drapeable, soft, nice and supposed to be ecologically a better choice (although i have read a few things that contradict this) a little (pricier) than W&N but function....both good choices. one difference...the bamboo does not shrink like the cotton

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    I bought some at Joanns last year (it was the cheapest), and the feel of that and cotton make me happy. The Warm and Natural isn't bad by any means, but there's something that it's missing that the other 2 have... might be slightly less soft.

    I've heard that bamboo is great for the environment. Something about if we all switch to bamboo clothes, from cotton/etc, we'll save the planet. It's much more renewable than cotton, from what I understand, and doesn't destroy the soil like cotton. At least that's what I've been told

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    I used bamboo on a baby quilt. It was wonderful to quilt through. Loved it and will use it again.

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    From a strictly environmental perspective, bamboo is a grass and can grow in a lot of places without much help. As a former cotton grower, I can tell you that cotton takes a lot of water, fertilizer, and pesticides. When it's ready to harvest, more chemicals are sprayed on to drop the leaves, and then it's harvested by fuel-guzzling machines. That being said, I admit to using Warm and Natural. (But I do recycle and I don't drive much!)

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    There was a article, telling everyone to look at the label it is not really as eco friendly as first explained. Some of it has no bamboo at all. I will continue to try to find the article attach the link.

    Here is a couple of links, trying to find the one from the Federal Trade Commission that is batting specific.
    http://02f0557.netsolhost.com/WordPress/?

    p=856http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/busi...ts/alt172.shtm

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    "Until further analysis and verification can be documented about bamboo (and labeling changed), it might be wise to stick with standards like wool and organic cotton battings (which are grown without pesticides) that have been tested, confirmed and are widely available. Cotton is a renewable, sustainable resource, proven a thousand times over in generations of quilts. If cotton was good enough for my grandmotherís grandmother, itís good enough for me!"

    a lot of things were good enough for my grandmother's grandmother and mother's grandmother that are definitely not good enough for me! also of my own grandmother, who would have died in russia, and my own mother, who was a naturalized citizen. times change and there are always new products available that weren't available then. when my own mother was a child there were no vaccinations. but would any of you even consider not having your children get no vaccinations at all? also, children did not have to attend high school. was that good enough? not for now. would you give up your rotary cutter and matt? your iron? please get real. that rhetoric definitely sounds a lot better than it is!!

    on point ~ just because a product is grown without chemicals doesn't make it green. during the manufacturing process, a green process can be infused with chemicals. it can be bleached, made wrinkle-free, made odor-free or made to smell good. this applies to cotton and wool as well as bamboo. if you want to know exactly what happens to your batting, you have to follow it around from seed (and who knows how that was treated:mouse-proofed) to finished product. and much of it doesn't happen in this country. until the federal trade commission enforces laws that require openness in labeling, nobody will ever know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    when my own mother was a child there were no vaccinations. but would any of you even consider not having your children get no vaccinations at all?

    You'd probably be shocked at the number of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. They're living off the benefits of other children being vaccinated, and risking horrific illnesses for their own children under the mistaken belief that there are worse effects from the vaccinations than getting the illness. They weren't alive when polio was prevalent...it's a really skewed sense of security and one that gets my feathers ruffled. Their kids are likely not to get the illness because of all the other kids whose parents are being responsible. Grrr...talk about a maddening topic for me!!

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