Why choose Bamboo whenever possible?
When we were pregnant we started looking around for the best items to use on our baby.
I remember choosing organically grown cotton over conventional cotton (article coming soon), because organic cotton is certified to be free of any pesticides and doesn‘t harm the land to produce.
One other material I kept coming across that was eco friendly is Bamboo.
Anything made from 100% bamboo is amazing.
Bamboo is touted by Ecologists as a renewable source used for:
– building materials (floors, etc)
Let’s take a closer look at a coupe of theseD
Bamboo Shoots are a great low-calorie snack.
High in nutrients
– Bamboo shoots are an excellent source of two nutrients that human bodies really need, fiber, and potassium.
– One serving of bamboo shoots can provide 10% of the fiber a human needs a day.
– They are packed with antioxidants, so they keep cancer-causing free radicals away.
Clothing / textiles
– When you buy clothes, wash cloths, etc made from bamboo, they are super absorbable. It’s been said that bamboo absorbs 3 times better than cotton. Makes great towels.
– Bamboo is breathable and lightweight. When our skin is confined inside tight clothing all the time it can lead to rashes and other skin problems. Bamboo fabric is breathable and even when we sweat profusely (like in a hot yoga class), it doesn’t cling to the skin.
– Bamboo fibers can make your skin feel warm in the winter and cool n the summer.
It is amazing in that it sustains a temperature fairly well.
– It absorbs and evaporates human sweat, which prevents it from sitting on the skin.
– By wicking away moisture from skin, the wet skin doesn’t have time to build up any bacterial colonies and also keeps from developing the rashes that wet skin can develop when irritated.
– Bamboo fiber is antibacterial. It has a natural property called bamboo kun that is known to kill up to 70% of any bacteria that would otherwise incubate on the bamboo, be it in its natural form or fabric.
– It’s odor proof. People use more and more chemicals to keep doors away and to make sure they will smell pleasant to others. When we wear bamboo, it can help naturally overcome this problem. So, take advantage of the deodorizing properties of bamboo in your clothing! (**For an amazing, natural deodorant that actually works, we recommend this one: www.deodorantclub.com )
– When bamboo is washed multiple times, it retains it’s natural luster, becomes softer and more resilient with use.
– Bamboo is also super silky to touch, making bamboo sheets very luxurious.
– Bamboo fibre naturally blocks ultraviolet rays. It’s the perfect material for any beach cover up or light weight pants and one sleeves. Perfect for people who don’t want to use toxic and harmful sunscreens (especially pregnant women). See more on skin cancer, the sun and sunscreen here:
All the above, plus the fact that bamboo is durable have made Bamboo fibers stand out as the best textile to use.
In our Home
– Bamboo makes wonderful floors.
– It’s durable and beautiful.
– It’s warmer to the touch in winter and cooler in summer.
– Making it perfect for any home.
It’s also wonderful for other uses in the home:
– kitchen ware
– cutting boards
– window and door blinds
Why are bamboo products Eco-friendly?
Many promote bamboo planting for erosion prevention, and even to reverse the effects of global warming.
– Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth.
– It is known to produce 30% more oxygen than a hardwood forest of comparable size,
– It improves watersheds,
– prevents erosion,
– restores soil,
– provides sweet edible shoots
– removes toxins from contaminated soil.
– helps reduce carbon dioxide gases (Carbon dioxide gases are blamed for global warming)
– Bamboo is a highly efficient plant and conducive to fresh air.
– Bamboo can be selectively harvested annually and
– It regenerates without replanting.
– Bamboo is a natural water control barrier.
– Its large canopy and wide spread root system allows bamboo to greatly reduces rain run off and — prevents massive soil erosion.
– It keeps twice as much water in a watershed.
Want more reasons to use bamboo? The benefits just keep on going:
– Due to it’s high nitrogen consumption, Bamboo helps mitigate water pollution
– It is a great solution for excess nutrient uptake of wastewater from manufacturing, livestock farming and sewage treatment.
– It can be grown in soil damaged by overgrazing and poor agriculture.
– Proper harvesting does not kill the bamboo plant, so topsoil is held in place.
– It feeds topsoil and restores healthy agricultural lands for generations to come.
It’s no wonder why it’s seen as a pioneering plant for now and into the future.
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