“Bamboo is the new cotton,” notes the LAtimes.com, and what better way to get a feel for bamboo than in a pair of new socks? EcoSox.com has a line of bamboo active sport socks made of 80 percent bamboo (and the packaging is printed on paper using 35 percent post consumer recycled content).
Like wool, bamboo wicks away moisture and is naturally antimicrobial for bacteria and odor control.
The ad in the picture notes that bamboo is buttery. Buttery? Not sure that a sock can feel buttery, but wearing bamboo is an experience like no other. The fabric seems to merge with your skin and bones gently and softly.
EcoSox.com offers all sorts of bamboo sock variety, including golf, hiking, running, and walking socks. Most of the varieties are pretty guy oriented in terms of fashion, but the pink, green, blue, and yellow in the women’s socks are very nice colors.
Fortunately, there is nothing special needed to wash bamboo socks; normal washing machine temperatures and they can be put in the dryer on normal or medium. Dry cleaning doesn’t work well for them, nor does bleach. Eco-win on both counts.
Five dollars a pair is cheaper than some other natural fiber socks, and they are extra thick on the bottom so they should last. This author is wearing a pair now and they feel very cozy.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).