We’ve featured quite a bit of optimal and sustainable clothing over the years, but what about those devices you use to hang up your clothing? We mentioned the bioplastic hangers, available from Earthsaver. Now, the Great American Hanger Company has launched a new line of bamboo hangers, and these hangers really show off the beauty of bamboo (see the close-up of one the hangers below). It’s almost a shame to hide these hangers away in your closet.
Bamboo is a renewable resource, and it is certainly an improvement over hardwood sourced from forests that are not sustainably managed. However, to be optimal, we’d like to see bamboo grown polycultures in the U.S., rather than imported from China.
The hardwood hangers that Great American Hanger Company sells are made with wood from tree farms and not from wild forests.