Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly materials available, one of the key reasons being that it is a naturally renewable resource. It is also the world’s fastest-growing plant, which has been found to grow at up to 91 cm (35 in) per day or at a rate of 0.00003 km/h (0.00002 mph) which is 3 feet per day! There is also no need to use any fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides to help the plant thrive.
Unlike hardwood trees, bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and releases an astonishing 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere.
What makes bamboo so special?
Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic which helps to protect against skin irritation and allergies, making it suitable for those who suffer from eczema, sensitive skin or hay fever caused by dust mites.
Bamboo fabrics are naturally less hospitable to microorganisms, making it one of the best antibacterial fabrics available. Other fabrics such as cotton require treatments to remove harmful bacteria which can irritate sensitive skin.
Bamboo fabric is twice as soft as cotton with a feel like silky cashmere.
Bamboo is a sustainable resource (one of the world’s fastest and densely growing plants giving an excellent yield per acre compared to cotton and requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow).
Bamboo is naturally temperature reactive and therefore feels warm in winter and cold in summer.
Bamboo viscose is extremely breathable while its structure and absorption properties act as a natural insulator to aid coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter.
Bamboo requires less frequent washing, needs no more than a 30 degree wash, dries in half the time of cotton and resists wrinkling.
100% of the bamboo we harvest is organically and ethically sourced. We only harvest from sustainable bamboo forests which are 100% organic and free from pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides. We only use sustainable and habitat free bamboo farms.
We introduced third-party inspectors to ensure that we comply with all FSC and Panda regulations and policies. These practices have been implemented to keep our production footprint to a minimum.
What is FSC?
The FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC was founded focusing on protecting forests, people and wildlife. Although bamboo is considered a grass, not a tree.
The entire manufacturing and assembly process is monitored by OEKO-TEX and has been certified as standard 100.
During the harvesting process, we follow the FSC strict regulations we ensure our actions don’t have a negative effect on the environment. The bamboo must be matured to at least 3 years before being harvested. This allows the plant to develop deeper roots, to efficiently grow back. During the harvesting process, only two-thirds of the bamboo is collected. Leaving one-third of the plant in optimal conditions to continue growing. We are careful to only harvest during peak growing seasons to optimise the resource with minimal impact on the environment.
- Stalks are cut into smaller bamboo chips.
2. Bamboo chips are soaked in a “Global Organic Textile Standard” liquid, which extracts the bamboo pulp.
3. Bamboo pulp is naturally dried and flattened into sheets.
4. Once fully dried, the sheets are milled grounded up and spun into bamboo fibre (viscose)