$0-50 / Bath

Don’t Neglect Your Shower Style: Bamboo Caddy & Cork Bath Mat


With the curtain or door closed, I can personally say that our shower is one of the parts of our home where I’ve shown the least concern about style. Sure, I switched to a spiffy new low-flow shower head a few weeks ago, but my main concern in that case was conserving water. It’s easy to close the door and forget about it. That said, I do have a need for a new shower caddy, considering the years-old, cheap plastic one is now warped and won’t hang straight. I figured if I’m going to replace it, I don’t want to buy more non-recyclable plastic that I’ll eventually end up having to send to the landfill.

Gaiam came to my rescue (as they regularly do) with this beautiful Bamboo Shower Caddy. I know firsthand that unlike wood, bamboo (which is a grass) is very water-resistant, so it should hold up well in the shower. And since the master bath in our dream home has a standalone shower with walls and a door made of unfrosted glass — meaning you can see straight into the shower — it would probably be a good idea to get something with a little style. The Asian spa-inspired design is the perfect compromise for a purchase that is mostly utilitarian. If I could step out of the shower onto a naturally antibacterial cork bath maticon ($42, shown above), I’d be in good shape.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of bamboo. Unfortunately, it is made in China; not domestically.

Price: $24.99icon (on sale from $30) (aff)

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I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • D O'Donnell
    May 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Love the shower caddy, gives the bathroom a bit of an exotic feel!

  • iris
    May 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Such bamboo mats are very popular in Southeast Asian resort hotels. People enjoy the “first-landing” cool feeling from a bath or shower to the bamboo mat.


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