People Tree took Jo Wood (former model, ex-wife of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and organic entrepreneur) on a production trip to Nepal. Attached are the video and article published by HELLO magazine, which feature Jo Wood/Safia’s trip to Nepal post-earthquake, as well as their visit to the Nepalese hand-knitters who collaborate with People Tree.
When most people talk about “bamboo textiles”, they are talking about bamboo viscose products. The viscose method for producing textile fibres is not environmentally friendly, as it is very chemical intensive. Also, the resulting fibres are short and, therefore, weak. Lyocell fibres, however, are long and strong. The fibre is stronger than cotton in both wet and dry condition. It is also very soft and smooth. This makes the Monocel fabrics suitable for a large number of applications.