On a vacation trip through the Yucatan and the Riviera Maya in Mexico, we had the opportunity to visit Cozumel. After an exciting trip on the ferry boat across the sparkling blue water to the island, we encountered their colorful retail trade area. If you’ve ever been in the Cozumel shopping district and experienced their “take no prisoners” way of getting you into their stores, you know it can be a daunting experience. But I will be forever grateful to that pushy salesman, because feeling those towels and t-shirts he shoved at me, eventually changed my life.
The towels and t-shirts were made from bamboo fabric. I didn’t even know such a thing existed and was astounded by their softness. As you probably figured out, the sales tactics worked because I went inside to find out more about this incredibly soft bamboo fabric. The trip continued, as they often do, and there were many more ruins and fabulous sights. However, I never forgot that amazingly soft bamboo fabric .
When I got back home, I needed to find out more about these amazing bamboo fabrics and where I could get them. As it happens, they weren’t terribly easy to find, so I took to the internet. That exploration really opened my eyes to how many fabulous items were made from bamboo. Not only my beloved towels, but also sheets, rugs, really gorgeous furniture, decorative items and more, all made from bamboo! That’s it, I was hooked.
I started looking into the specifics of bamboo products and found out that they are not only beautiful and practical, but also eco-friendly. Bamboo is one of the most sustainable and versatile building and manufacturing products on the planet. With today’s awareness of environmental impacts, I loved that I could always feel good about a bamboo product purchase. It soon became clear to me that I had to bring these amazing products to people everywhere at prices everyone could afford. So I scoured the internet some more, chose some really great manufacturers that employed environmentally friendly practices and started Bonnee Bamboo.