Throughout the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer traditionally run from July 3rd to August 11th. Originally, in ancient Rome, which gave that term to the hottest and sultriest days of the year because of the rising of the star Sirius, the dog days were placed between the end of July and the end of August. In a year like this, with more than 3,300 daily record high temperatures having been broken or tied by the middle of July, the specific dates don’t seem to matter. The dog days may as well be all summer long.
In a climate like this, you’ll want to do everything you can to keep cool and stay comfortable. So take advantage of Green Earth Bamboo’s Summer Blowout Sale to outfit yourself with the sorts of lightweight, breathable clothing you’ll need to make it through the sweltering temperatures and dry weather that just might continue all the way into autumn.
From August 3rd through August 5th, just use coupon code SUMMER12 at checkout, and you’ll get 10% off any order. Or if you want to really do your part to both promote your own comfort and fight against global warming, purchase 200 dollars or more worth of viscose-from-bamboo clothing, bedding, and towels, and you’ll enjoy free ground shipping to wherever you happen to be hiding out from the persistent heat.
Bamboo fibers have a natural ability to wick away moisture, and the micro-gaps among them allow viscose-from-bamboo to absorb three to four times as much moisture as cotton. This makes bamboo sheets particularly attractive alternatives now at the height of summer, when it’s often difficult to avoid waking up practically drenched in sweat. The same properties give bamboo towels exceptional quality and make them eminently reusable on days when cool showers seem more important than daily meals.
Dress in a bamboo shirt afterwards and stay cool and dry all day long. And considering that, in addition to its absorptiveness and wicking, viscose-from-bamboo fabric also provides cashmere-like softness, the appeal of bamboo for bedding, bath, and clothing doesn’t expire when the Dog Star descends and the days start to cool down again.
Nor should it, considering that the record-breaking temperatures of this summer must have at least something to do with the ongoing problem of global warming, which bamboo resources can help to address by contributing to sustainability and coming from a natural product that is a far better source of carbon respiration than even trees.
So while you’re looking for ways to beat the heat, take the fight beyond this year’s dog days with Green Earth Bamboo’s Summer Blowout 3-Day Sale. Save some money; save yourself the discomfort of suffering through to the end of August; and help do your part to save the planet.