Pamela Whitlock

Whitlock designs and hand weaves fashion items for the person and the home out of 100% bamboo.

Yes: bamboo.

“When we begin work, we are working with bamboo yarn that has already been spun and dyed.  The yarn is created by a method similar to that used to create rayon from wood waste: the cellulose is plasticized, extruded into a fine filament, then spun into an extremely long-staple, very strong yarn.

Despite the bamboo plant’s reputation for outstanding strength and toughness, bamboo in the form of yarn creates fabric of amazing softness and drape.  Our bamboo scarves, for instance, have the feel of a silk/cashmere blend, but only require the easy care of machine wash, machine dry.”

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