We recently partnered with local company Five Bamboo to make this year’s Bumbershoot merchandise greener than ever. Five Bamboo uses organic bamboo to manufacture clothing via the bamboo lyocell process, which uses zero chemicals and minimal amounts of water and energy. And unlike cotton, bamboo plants require very little water and no fertilizers. Taking these steps saved 1.6 million gallons of water over using cotton in our merchandise!
Additionally, to ensure the quality of their clothing and fair treatment of their workers, Five Bamboo oversees all production of their clothing, from the fields where the bamboo is grown to the factories where the shirts are sewn. Bumbershoot is proud to partner with such an innovative, forward-thinking company like Five Bamboo. So when you stock up on this year’s earth friendly festival merchandise, know that you are playing a part to lesson our carbon footprint and saving the planet one t-shirt at a time.
Softer than cotton, check out any of our merch booths located throughout festival grounds and feel the difference. Here are just a few of our official designs this year: