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!
A panda's diet is 99% made up of bamboo shoots, poles and leaves. As bamboo is Panda food, they eat about 26 - 84 pounds of bamboo every day! But BedVoyage linens are made from the type of bamboo that panda's do not like to eat: Moso bamboo. So our products are Panda-Friendly.
Bamboo is one of the best plants to use for soil stability and to prevent soil erosion. Its excellent for protecting a riverbank, creek or dam walls, steep garden beds, etc. Bamboo stalks are cut at the base, not pulled out by the root. The plant is not killed at harvest, so eco-conscious people will appreciate that. This allows the stalk to regrow until its time for the next harvest.
This makes bamboo an excellent tool for soil stability and conservation.
Bamboo poles are incredibly strong and sturdy, some are stronger then steel! They're often used for construction, furniture and flooring. The skinnier poles are good for stakes in the garden or for weaving furniture.
Bamboo is a very light building material because its mostly hollow, yet its three times stronger than timber. When compared with steel, bamboo has a greater tensile strength. This means it can withstand more tension or stretching pressure before breaking. When facing off against one of the hardest materials in the world, concrete, bamboo withstands compression better.
Bamboo fabric is also anti-static and offers natural UV protection, as it cuts out 97% of harmful UV rays. There's no other natural fiber used for textiles that has this very useful property. Because bamboo fabrics have UV protection, you can use the Bamboo Hooded Towel at the beach for your child.
Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide, and releases over 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere than trees. When comparing this to an equivalent mass of trees, its very amazing. This makes bamboo perfect for absorbing greenhouse gases and producing clean, fresh oxygen.