What is bamboo?
Bamboo is a natural and renewable plant, which can be made from a soft, viscose material. It was first used for clothing in the 20th century and was originally produced in China - where it still comes from today.
The fastest growing woody plant on earth
It can grow up to 120 cm in 24 hours - Extremely sustainable source
Releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than hardwood trees
Can absorb up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare per year
How is the content created?
Bamboo is organically grown
The wood is crushed (pulped)
Threads are created
Woven in fabric
Bamboo is naturally resistant to pests and can help rebuild wasteland. Ours is organically grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
It only takes him 3 months to reach maximum height. The root network is so large that once the bamboo has been harvested it does not need to be replanted - instead it just grows right back.
Sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide are used to process the bamboo plant into fiber.
The leaves and wood shoots are soaked in this material; a process also known as hydrolysis alkaliisation.
Now the heavy and crushed bamboo solution, forced through improvised pumps with tiny holes, is a bit like a shower head.
It is then separated into threads to be spun, dyed and woven into fabric.
Why We Love Bamboo!
The bamboo is Ecocert* Organic Standard certified. It is grown in controlled and responsible forests that are FSC certified, so the cultivation has no impact on wildlife. It is super soft and breathes naturally.
*Ecocert is one of the largest organic certification bodies in the world. They seek to enable production processes that respect the environment, better management of available energy and natural resources, a socially responsible sector, better product quality and safety.