Why Choose Bamboo?
According to Global Forest Watch, millions of acres of forest are destroyed each week. In 2017 we lost 15.8 hectares (39 million acres) which equates to 40 football fields of trees every minute. This alarming rate of deforestation has forced many world companies to rethink their business and manufacturing practices.
The following are just a few of the reasons why Bamboo makes a great natural resource in place of timber.
Sustainable & Rapidly Renewable:
Bamboo is one of the world's fastest growing plants and is able to reach maturity in 5 years compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for commercial trees. Bamboo is actually a tropical grass, with an inter-connected root system, allowing it to regenerate at a faster rate than timber. Bamboo can grow up to two feet per day and can reach a height of 60 feet.
Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable
Reduces carbon dioxide and increases the production of oxygen as much as 30% more than other plants. It is also grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, which means bamboo fiber is 100% biodegradable.
Bamboo is so versatile that it can be used in many ways from making paper, flooring, furniture, building materials, household goods, clothing and medicine.
Possesses antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-odor properties. It also contains an anti-microbial element called kun, which stops bacteria from growing.
Bamboo fiber clothing is extremely durable and is very soft when woven and often compared to silk or cashmere. It also has anti-static qualities.
Highly water absorbent, allowing it to take up three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, the wicking process pulls moisture away from the skin to allow it to evaporate.
When fiber is made from the bamboo plant, in an economic and eco-friendly manner, it retains the structure of the bamboo which gives it the special UV blocking wicking properties used in clothing.
Bamboo provides sustainable, rapidly renewable, eco-friendly, biodegradable and exceptional properties. So, we should be asking ourselves, “Why not choose bamboo products?”.