Bamboo is grown organically without the need for fertilizers or pesticides. It looks like a tree but is actually considered a grass. The type of bamboo BedVoyage uses for its linens is called Moso bamboo. Moso is the ideal stalk to be used for creating textiles, and is farmed organically. We do not cut down natural forests in the making of our linens, and that is Panda-Friendly!