THE ECO-FRIENDLY FABRICS GUIDE: BENEFITS OF BAMBOO
6 REASONS TO WEAR BAMBOO CLOTHING
As you know we are advocates of slow fashion and ethical workmanship. Being sustainable means working with materials that are respectful with the environment and we definitely have some favourite ones.
Today we are talking about the benefits of using bamboo over other non sustainable and also sustainable materials.
First of all, as it’s a fast growing grass, there can be 10 times more bamboo per square metre of land than cotton.
Scientific American reported that Bamboo can be cultivated with little to no fertiliser, pesticides, heavy harvesting machinery or irrigation, and bamboo root systems can protect steep banks from erosion
What are the benefits from using bamboo?
- Renewable resource – bamboo can be harvested in one to five years.
- No chemical pesticides or fertilisers – bamboo requires no agricultural chemicals to grow, his very closest and similar friend cotton on the other hand, is sprayed with pesticides more than any other crop.
Absorbs greenhouse gasses – bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than its equivalent size of trees. Large-scale bamboo plantations can become effective “carbon sinks” or areas designed to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere.
Grows everywhere – bamboo is a tough and durable plant that can be grown throughout the world. With over 1000 species, bamboo can be found in nearly every region in the world.
- It is biodegradable. And it can also be regenerated which is the reason why we use it as an eco-friendly product.
- Helps the community– bamboo production and manufacturing provides job opportunities in less developed countries that need social and economic sustainability.
Although it seems too good to be true, it also has an impact on earth as there’s a chemical process implied in order to make it a fabric. That’s why we do small garment manufacturing minimum orders quantity, in order to create just what is needed and don’t have extra waste and extra production that is not necessary.
Ready to use it for your new collection? Let us help you with all the process!