Bamboo Fabric…Natural & Eco-Friendly
Bamboo is one of the world’s most prolific and fastest- growing plants. Typically bamboo is able to reach maturity in about four years, compared to the typical 25 to 70 years for commercial tree species in the U.S. Though most people are generally familiar with this beautiful and graceful plant, the average person is usually astounded when learning that there are more than 1000 documented uses of bamboo.
Bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources, it is grown without pesticides or chemical, it is 100% biodegradable and naturally regenerative. Bamboo is actually a tropical grass, with an extensive root system that sends out an average of 4 to 6 new shoots per year, naturally replenishing itself and growing to heights of 60 feet or more. Some bamboo species grow up to 4 feet 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 fiber for use in yarn and fiber. Certain species of bamboo have the tensile strength equivalent of that of steel.
Bamboo is planted and grown on family-owned farms that have been in agriculture use for generations. None of the fiber comes from tropical forests. Over 2.5 billion people work with or depend on bamboo as a natural resource.