Sustainable Bamboo

100 BAMBOO FOR 100% SUSTAINABILITY

  • Bamboo is grown without the need for any chemicals or pesticides, making it naturally organic and anti-bacterial.
  • Bamboo grows extremely fast - it holds the world record for the fastest growing plant on the planet. Bamboo has been known to grow 3 - 4 feet per day!
  • Bamboo doesn’t require a lot of water to grow.
  • Bamboo can be grown in steep areas where little else can thrive.
  • Bamboo is a very hardy plant - it can survive drought conditions and flood conditions.
  • Bamboo has a root system that facilitates quick regeneration once it is harvested, and due to its inherent durability, it can withstand tremendous hardship.
  • Bamboo is extremely strong due to its’ core cellular structure which is made of thin, parallel filaments that extend the entire length of the stalk.
  • Bamboo plants intake more greenhouse gasses and release more oxygen than other plants. A grove of bamboo releases 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
  • Bamboo can reduce soil erosion and desertisation. It can actually improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas.
  • Bamboo is extremely versatile and with approximately 1000 species of bamboo, the diversity makes it more adaptable to different environmental conditions than most other softwoods.
  • Natural antibacterial elements (bio-agent “bamboo kun”) in bamboo repel bacteria.
  • Bamboo is a renewable resource that is abundantly available in many rural areas in China where economic development is limited. By researching and developing more ways to utilise bamboo, communities in these rural areas are given an opportunity to maintain their culture and lifestyle while lifting their economic situation.
  • WHAT ABOUT THE PANDAS?? Of the many species of bamboo, only MOSO bamboo is used for linens. This is not eaten by the pandas and therefore they remain unaffected.  Don't panic!