WHY USE BAMBOO?
Bamboo is a remarkable and highly versatile natural resource. For many centuries it has been utilised in Asia in a range of uses, including in cooking, construction, transport, textiles and medicine. It is only relatively recently that the Western world has discovered how bamboo offers a wide range of benefits and an eco-friendly solution to many of our modern requirements. Bamboo is, quite simply, a wonderful, green resource that is hugely beneficial both to the way we want to live our lives and to the environment.
Bamboo is amazing – it is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow a whopping 120cm per day! It is a naturally prolific and resilient plant, which does not need fertilisers to boost its growth, or pesticides since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This marks it out from cotton or timber, which needs to be replanted at every harvest and requires extensive spraying and watering to achieve optimal growth.
Since bamboo requires no chemicals and very little water to grow, it is an environmental wonderplant. As if this were not enough, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber. It also releases more oxygen into the environment which improves air quality. Cotton farming, on the other hand, famously requires extensive irrigation and chemical spraying – a single cotton T-shirt can use up to 2700 litres of water in the growing process! Bamboo is by far the greener option.
Bamboo is 100% natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind. Once you have no further use for a bamboo product you can rest easy, knowing that it will return to the Earth leaving minimal environmental impact. Plastic, on the other hand, will continue to clog up the ecosystem for the remainder of your lifetime, your children’s lifetime and your grandchildren’s lifetime. So much better to enjoy a product that has a small environmental footprint and leaves barely a trace.
BAMBOO IN FABRICS
Bamboo is an extremely resilient and durable fibre. At the same time it can feel beautifully soft and pleasant to the touch. When compared in studies to cotton and polyester, it has been found to be stronger, have better moisture wicking properties and better moisture absorption than the more commonplace Western materials. When bamboo fabric is used in clothing it is:
Supremely soft, silky and luxurious to the touch – Envelop yourself in truly unparalleled comfort.
Hypoallergenic – The eco-friendly bamboo fibres do not irritate the skin. Gentler than many manmade fibres, bamboo is a natural solution for those with sensitive skin.
More absorbent than cotton – Helps to wick moisture away from the skin.
Biodegradable – A greener material that will simply return to the Earth.
BAMBOO IN THE BEDROOM AND BATHROOM
Use bamboo in the bedroom and enjoy extra soft and durable sheets, pillowcases, towels and more.
- Super-soft – Made from 100% bamboo fibre, they are far softer than any high thread count cotton sheets.
- Highly durable – bamboo sheets softness comes with built-in strength.
- Year-round comfort – Bamboo fibre is thermo-regulating, which means our sheets will keep you warmer in winter and cooler in summer..
- Kind to sensitive skin – Naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and more absorbent than cotton making them excellent against your skin.
- Marvellous softness – 100% bamboo pile creates a soft mattress protector which is extremely durable and resistant to piling and shrinkage.
- Super-absorbent – Our bamboo mattress protectors are made of fibres which are four times more absorbent than cotton .