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 mat ($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: $24.99 (on sale from $30) (aff)