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2Take $5 off any pair of skate shoes or save 20% on pre-built longboard completes with this week's Tuesday 2'Fer deal!Excludes sale items and some brands. Ends 8/22
It's almost that time of year again! We've got a bunch of new @burtonsnowboards reviews to help you pick your setup for the upcoming season! Click the link in @tactics bio to check the videos! #TacticsSnow #BurtonSnowboards
@chrisvarcadipane gets the birds eye view of @jakeselover blasting around Newberg Skatepark #TacticsSkate #CatchARip
Check out the new Fall line from @statefootwear Let us know what you think and hit the link in @tactics bio to grab yours today! #FreeAndLiberatedState #SkateShoes
Shouts out to @kucinic_666 from Kent, OH, this week's #RipperOfTheWeek!You know you got the flick when you can treflip out of a rock fakie! Click the link in @tactics bio to check his Q&A and follow @kucinic_666 for more ripping! #TacticsSkate #CatchARip
@austinthongvivong going the distance on this back smith #TacticsSkate #CatchARip
/// @pickyknee's wear test of the Pro Model Vulc ADV from @adidasskateboarding is up on our blog! ///Click the link in @tactics bio for the full vid and to buy your pair!#TacticsSkate #SkateShoes #WearTests
@jakeselover with a mean backside staley from the @windellsskateboarding takeoverStill haven't seen the recap vid?! Hit the link in @tactics bio to check it out!: @rickyapontephoto#TacticsSkate #CatchARip #Windells2017
UPDATE: Every pair of every size has been sold!The Blazer Mid by @LanceMountain and @NikeSB is now available! Click the link in @tactics bio to grab yours today! #SkateShoes #NikeSB #BlazerMid

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Bamboo vs. Cotton - What is the deal?

Bamboo, organic cotton, traditional cotton – what is the difference? The short answer is…there is no short easy answer – you need to take awhile to educate yourself about the environmental impacts of all of these textiles if you really want to understand the issues.

We don’t need to recreate the wheel here, so let me point you in the direction of a few good articles:

If you have taken the time to read the above articles, you can see there is a lot to get your head around. And, unfortunately, there are no perfect answers. The only thing that is certain is that almost anything you purchase has environmental consequences. Under the current state of technology, plant fibers such as bamboo require chemical processing to process into fibers and that processing can be environmentally damaging. Additionally, in terms of the environmental footprint of every product, you must also consider how far the plants and then fibers have to be transported to be made into fabric and how far that fabric has to go to be made into clothes.   Not all organic cotton stays organic through the manufacturing process.   And, while some dying processes are organic and less environmentally damaging, not all cotton is treated as gently. Some cottons are dyed with harsh chemicals, or combined with non-organic fibers to create the end product.

Check out the Patagonia Footprint Chronicles if you want to get a sense of their organic t-shirt production process from plant to production: