Sunday, December 30, 2007

Eat Your Tofu -- and Wear It, Too

Tofutech is a new knit fabric created from soy. So now you can wear your tofu as well as eat it.

Tofutech is from ExOfficio, a top manufacturer of travel apparel, including high performance

Soy contains 16 amino acids which can be absorbed into human skin. Such absorption benefits the collagen protein which strengthens skin and blood vessels, helping skin become healthy and radiant. So, wearing fabrics made from soy will actually help your skin, the company says.

Natural soy fabrics offer natural odor and bacteria resistance, moisture wicking comfort, wrinkle resistance, quick-dry convenience and a soft, natural hand for added comfort. These are properties ExOfficio builds into the design of its 'regular' performance travel fabrics.

Right now, there are just a few Tofutech designs, but the company hopes to add more in 2008.

The good news is Tofutech travel clothing is no more expensive than comparable shirts from ExOfficio. And the other good news is that since soy is a renewable commodity, you will be wearing green when you travel, even if your green travel shirt is in a different color.