Diane Kennedy is synonymous with sustainable, eco-friendly contemporary fashion.
All of Diane Kennedy's premium quality garments are ethically produced by local factories paying fair wages in Vancouver, BC. Made in Canada is taken to heart at Diane Kennedy; their regular and plus size clothing is designed in Vancouver, their fabric is knitted in Canada, and even their labels are locally made.
ABOUT ORGANIC BAMBOO
As demand grows for the health and wellness of the planet, their original inspiration for using eco-friendly fabrics has become more than just a trend.
Their super soft Viscose knit is made from Certified Organic bamboo fibers and is much better for the environment than conventional cotton, as it is grown without chemicals or extra water and is completely sustainable.
Viscose from Bamboo fabric is unbelievably soft. It has a silky, smooth feel and luxurious drape that glides over your body. At a microscopic level, bamboo has a round surface, and because of this it's very smooth, and has no sharp spurs or petroleum-based products to irritate your skin. This makes Bamboo fabric perfect for sensitive or allergy prone skin.
Bamboo has an unusually high level of breathability making it incredibly cool and comfortable to wear. It is also highly water absorbent, able to take up to 3 times its weight in water. The cross-section of the bamboo fiber is filled with micro-pockets that give the fabric superb moisture absorption and ventilation.
Bamboo is 100% naturally grown, without assistance from man. A highly sustainable crop, bamboo does not require the use of pesticides and herbicides for crop production. As a result, plantations can easily be kept organic. Additionally, as the plant is flood and drought resistant, water irrigation is not necessary for production.
A fast-growing and resilient plant, bamboo grows to its maximum height in about three months and reaches maturity in three to four years. As the fastest growing plants in the world, it spreads rapidly across large areas of land. Bamboo can also be used to prevent soil erosion in deforested areas. Bamboo takes in more carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees, so more bamboo plantations mean more photosynthesis and less greenhouse gas for our planet.
Bamboo is a natural cellulose fiber and is 100% biodegradable in soil by micro-organisms and sunlight. The decomposition process does not cause any pollution in the environment. Created by nature and returned to nature, bamboo is the ultimate eco-fabric!
Care for Bamboo Garments
Bamboo is as easy to care for as any cotton t-shirt, with one exception: it is heavy when wet. We recommend washing on the delicate cycle with similar soft garments.
For best results, dry in the dryer on low to medium heat until about half to three-quarters dry to remove most of the water, then hang until completely dry.
It rarely needs ironing, but if required, please iron on a medium setting.