Bamboo is one of the world’s
most prolific and fastest-growing plants, and is able to reach maturity in
about four years, compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for most commercial
tree species. Though most people are generally familiar with this beautiful
and graceful plant, the average person is usually astounded to learning that
there are more than 1000 documented uses of bamboo.
Bamboo is nature's most sustainable resource, is grown without pesticides or
chemicals, is 100% biodegradable, and naturally regenerative. Bamboo is
actually a tropical grass, with an extensive root system that sends out an
average of four to six new shoots per year, naturally replenishing itself
and growing to heights of 60 feet or more. Some bamboo species can grow up
to 18 inches per day and can be harvested every 3 to 4 years.
In Asia, bamboo has been used in the traditional hand-made production of
paper for centuries. Now, through modern manufacturing processes, bamboo
pulp is capable of producing bamboo fibre for use in yarn and fabric.
Bamboo is planted and grown on family-owned farms that have been in
agricultural use for generations. The kind of bamboo used for fabrics and
wood products is not the same kind of bamboo eaten by panda bears and none
of the fibre comes from tropical forests.
Unlike other anti-microbial fabrics, which require a chemical treatment;
bamboo fabric is naturally anti-microbial and requires no harmful chemicals.
It contains an agent, "bamboo kun", that prevents bacteria from cultivating
Cloth made from bamboo fibre is 100% natural and made through a high-tech
without the addition of
chemical additives. Consequently, it can be 100% biodegraded and will be
naturally broken down in soil by microorganisms and sunshine.