Environmental Benefits of Bamboo

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Environmental Benefits of Bamboo

Prevents soil erosion: Bamboo can grow in poor quality soil, making an easy crop to grow. Because it is a grass it is not cultivated each year but simply cut to the base which prevents soil erosion.

Saves on water: Bamboo is able to grow with very little water and frequently requires no irrigation unlike Cotton.

Less pesticides: Bamboo has no natural pests which means that cultivating it has less impact on the environment with the use of toxic chemical run-off from pesticides. Cotton often requires large amounts of pesticides, using 25% of the world’s pesticides and 17% of the world’s insecticides.

Sustainable: Bamboo grows very quickly; up to about a foot a making is very sustainable.

Removes greenhouse gases: Studies have shown that the equivalent amount of bamboo takes in more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produces 35 percent more oxygen than trees.

 

However, it should be noted making Bamboo Grass into a useable yarn does currently involve a chemical process so the benefits much be weighed up with the disadvantages.  This is way Bamboo Fabric must be sold as Bamboo Viscose.  Some of our fabrics are printed which involves a chemical process.

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