What is bamboo?
Bamboo is a wonderfully beneficial plant for the planet, is naturally organic, and is botanically categorized as a grass and not a tree. It is the fastest growing grass and can shoot up a yard or more a day, and might just be the world’s most sustainable resource.
Bamboo reaches maturity quickly and is ready for harvesting in 4 years. Growing bamboo improves soil quality, helping to rebuild eroded soil because of the extensive root system, yet retains water in the watershed. It does not require replanting after harvesting because its vast root network continually sprouts new shoots, pulling in sunlight and greenhouse gases and converting them to new growth. Bamboo does this all the natural way, without the need for petroleum-guzzling tractors and poisonous pesticides and fertilizers.
Bamboo plantations are actually large factories for photosynthesis which reduces greenhouse gases and absorb about 5 times the amount of carbon dioxide, and produces about 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
Bamboo As A Fabric?
Yes! And what a surprisingly versatile fabric it is - both for your body and the environment.
Even when thrown away the fabric can be COMPLETELY NATURALLY DECOMPOSED in soil by micro-organisms and sunlight without decomposing into any pollutants such as methane gas, which is commonly produced as a by-product of decomposition in landfills and dumps.