Three cheers for this awesome Vancouver company who is committed to providing quality products, while reducing their carbon footprint and leading an overall healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle!
The idea behind shoo-foo began in 2006 when the owner, Dany Filion, learned just how bamboo can be used for textiles without the harsh use of pesticides. I guess you could say that a light bulb went off in her head. She began researching exactly how she could bring bamboo into the daily lives of others, especially if it was such an amazing, environmentally-friendly resource.
Shoo-foo was born a year later, with Dany on the road hitting tradeshows all across Canada with her amazing line of bamboo towels.
From there, shoo-foo expanded in popularity and shortly after began their line of bamboo baby essentials.
Today shoo-foo not only carries bath linens, including their original bamboo towels, and their essentials for babies (wipes, diapers, robes, sheets etc.) but, also super soft and silky bamboo duvet covers, bamboo sheets and more!
(just a few ++ for you to ponder)
- Fastest growing plant on Earth
- No need to re-plant, as it grows like a weed
- Bamboo is good for the air by its high absorbency of carbon dioxide andits capacity to produce 35 per cent more oxygen than other types of
- No fertilizers, no pesticides, no water irrigation, thus no soil pollution, no soil erosion, no underground water pollution (taken from here)
- Grows naturally in China
- The bamboo crops used by shoo-foo's manufacturers are certified organic by the USDA seal
- Soft and silky on your skin ( the smooth material made from the cellulose of bamboo, not the bamboo reeds haha)
Shoo-foo uses ONLY luxury bamboo, ethically and sustainably grown and always using 100% viscose.
You are guaranteed quality, organic bamboo every time.
We were sent the Soft & Cozy Bamboo Throw for Cool Summer Nights.
It arrived at my doorstep in this giant, beautifully wrapped, box.
Perfect gift for a friend, or family member, with no extra wrapping needed!
I felt it and it was love at first sight.
GIGANTIC (especially for a throw).
For those of you that know me, I am a blanket addict, I really am.
I cannot walk by blankets in the store without stopping to pet them.
Roll your eyes, friends... it's ok.
Maybe it's the sleep-deprived mother in me but, I dream of hotel rooms with giant beds covered in crisp white sheets, fluffy pillows and soft blankets such as these.
What I especially LOVE about this bamboo throw/blanket in particular, is not only the feel.. but the size.
At 152 x 213 cm (60 x 84 in), this is a "throw" you can easily curl up on the couch with it, or even snuggle with in bed without having to worry about your feet, or any other body parts, sticking out.
You can be totally and completely wrapped up in softness.
Made from 80% organic bamboo fibers, 20% organic cotton and trimmed in a pure silk border, this blanket is amazingly luxurious.
The weight is perfect for all seasons and is neither too heavy, nor too light.
I cannot be the only one who loves a blanket even during the Summer months, can I?
I am totally bringing it with me on allll camping and road trips this year, and from now on.
What an easy way to keep the comfort of home with you no matter where you go.
Another added bonus, the shoo-foo soft and cozy bamboo throw, is a natural colour, and completely dye-free so it fits the decor no matter where you bring it!
My girls have been feeling under the weather lately, so this blanket could not have come at a more perfect time.
We have been snuggling pretty much non-stop under it.
Marathon cuddle/nursing-fests are a little cozier when covered in a blanket such as this one.
When was the last time that you splurged on something beautiful for yourself?
I do not know about your homes, but mine is filled with soft, yet TINY blankets created solely for for children and infants, fancy toys, and beautiful clothes.
My kids dress better than I do. Yep, it's true. Even their hand-me downs are adorable!
For some reason I find it so much easier to spend money on my little ones than on myself.
However, when I actually DO cave and finally do something for myself, I rarely regret it.
Why don't I do it more often, I always ask myself...
That "something" does not have to be HUGE, like a vacation or even a trip to the spa...
Sometimes, it is as simple and beautiful as curling up beneath a soft blanket for a nap or story with your child.
Curling up under my shoo-foo bamboo blanket, I can:
- snuggle in a little closer to my children & husband,
- ignore the clock for a bit and not feel one minute of guilt,
- pretend my three hours of sleep is really twelve,
- curl up with a good book even if I only get through a chapter or two,
- pretend that I am really at that fancy hotel from my dreams,
- breathe deeply and try to take a moment to reflect on just how blessed I truly am, for my days are not always going to be full of giggles, tears, sleepless nights, dirty handprints and running through the house.
I really, truly, am one lucky mama.
What will you dream of, whilst curled up with your soft & cozy shoo-foo blanket?
P.s. If you really feel like spoiling your babe with softness, there is a mini bamboo blanket available as well:
Thanks so much to Dany at shoo-foo for making this review happen!
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Dany just told me that you have until TOMORROW, Wednesday May 15th, to score a GREAT deal on their soft & cozy shoo-foo blanket (51%off):