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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BAMBOO

Posted on April 02 2013

We appreciate some of you might not know much about the fabric bamboo and its many benefits. So here's everything you need to know about how wonderful bamboo really is! * Bamboo is 100% naturally grown, without assistance from man. Our bamboo is 100% sustainable. * Bamboo thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers. * Bamboo fibre is 100% biodegradable. * As the fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo grows to its maximum height in about 3 months and reaches maturity in 3-4 years. It spreads rapidly across large areas. Because of this, bamboo is known to improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas of land. * As a grass, bamboo is cut not uprooted, also helping soil stability. Bamboo also can grow on hill slopes where nothing else is viable. * The yield (i.e. the amount of product) you get from an acre of bamboo is 10 times greater than the yield you get from cotton. In an age where land use is under enormous pressure this is huge. * The water requirement for bamboo is minute; as it can survive mainly just on the rainfall of it's climate as opposed to cotton, who's water requirement per shirt's-worth is huge. * If organic clothing made from bamboo becomes popular, it means more bamboo plantations, which means more photosynthesis and less greenhouse gas. “The greatest challenge facing mankind” would get just a little easier.

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