I want to use bamboo fabric to sew a custom martial arts gi. Help me find fabric and plan this out.
I love bamboo fabric. It's light, breathable, soft, and environmentally friendly. I also love Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and it's how I spend a lot of my free time. Initially, I wanted to buy a bamboo gi -- but only Lucky Gis
are made of bamboo, and they're expensive and not quite my style.
Besides, I thought it would be nice to have one custom-tailored to me, and I'm always up for a new project.
There are bamboo fabric retailers
and wholesalers, but they seem to be aimed at sheets and shirts (which are cool, but I already have some of those).
Where can I find bamboo fabric that would be thick enough for a gi? Any tips on acquiring the fabric, and/or on sewing it?
If you know of any tailors that would do this kind of work, by all means suggest them, but I'm planning on doing it myself unless a better alternative presents itself.