It’s not always easy to find products that are gentle on the planet. It can be confusing to work out what’s sustainable and what’s not. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of greenwashing around these days. And yet most of us really want to make good choices for ourselves, our families and the planet.
THE GOOD NEWS?
You can rest assured that Eastwind Textiles Bamboo products offer many environmental benefits. This is especially so in comparison to other fabrics such as cotton and linen. Making it a good consumer choice for the planet. Let’s have a look at why.
1. BAMBOO ABSORBS MORE CARBON AND PRODUCES MORE OXYGEN THAT TREES
One of the biggest environmental benefits of bamboo crops is that they produce more oxygen than trees. Hard to believe, right? The mighty Bamboo plant can absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen at a rate of 35% more than trees! For those of us who care about the state of the planet, we know that carbon absorption is a top priority.
2. BAMBOO IS NATURALLY RENEWABLE
Bamboo is a naturally renewable tree-like grass. Unlike most tree species, harvesting does not kill the bamboo. Once harvested it regenerates quickly and regrows its own root system. This means it doesn’t need to be planted again which is great for soil health, as the soil and root disruption is kept to a minimum. Big win in the environmental stakes.
3. BAMBOO IS ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING PLANTS ON THE PLANET
It grows so fast that it is ready to harvest within 3-5years of growth. Depending on the variety, some bamboo species have been known to grow at a rate of up to 90cm a day! Truly incredible! The speed at which bamboo grows means that the output per square metre per year is far higher than other crops. This means less farmland is required to meet consumer demands, making it a good sustainable product.
4. BAMBOO IS INCREDIBLY WATER EFFICIENT
Unlike other water thirsty fabric crops such as cotton, bamboo requires little to no irrigation. In fact, the process of growing bamboo requires about one-third the amount of water than is necessary for cotton. Because of this, bamboo is considered a material that is much more sustainable than alternative materials.
5. BAMBOO CROPS CAN BE GROWN ORGANICALLY WITHOUT THE USE OF PESTICIDES OR HERBICIDES
This is due to the hardy nature and natural antibacterial properties of bamboo. This means no harmful chemicals are used in the growing process - such great news for Mother Nature! When pesticides are sprayed, most chemicals do not hit their intended targets and in turn pollute the air, soil, and water instead. Additionally, by not using pesticides, the surrounding ecology can improve and maintain a healthy balance.
At Eastwind Textiles our Bamboo Bedsheets are 100% Certified Organic. Also, we choose to use a bamboo viscose fabric which is the most durable of all bamboo fabrics. This ensures you won’t need to replace them anytime soon. Another win in the sustainable practice department, where less is more.
As we all move towards a greater awareness and active care for our planet, you can rest easy knowing that by purchasing Eastwind Textiles 100% Organic Bamboo sheets that you are making a good choice for the planet.