Bamboo is an environmentally sustainable resource for many reasons. The most obvious reason to most is that bamboo grows incredibly rapidly. As a commercial crop, bamboo requires few farming inputs and starts to yield within just 4-5 years of planting.
Unlike cotton, bamboo plants thrive naturally without the use of harmful chemical pesticides that pollute the environment. The same ‘bamboo kun’ substance that gives finished bamboo products their antibacterial properties is what helps to keep bamboo plants healthy and strong without the use of pesticides.
Many countries are affected by drought and consumers in these areas are particularly aware of the need to conserve water. Bamboo does not require large amounts of water to grow and will grow happily in dry conditions.
Bamboo regenerates naturally and does not need replanting. It also has excellent soil retention properties due to its large and deep root system and helps to prevent soil erosion.
As a natural cellulose fibre, bamboo fabric can be 100% biodegraded in soil by micro-organisms and sunlight. The decomposition process does not cause any pollution in the environment so when your towels have finished their useful life within your home, they can be returned to the Earth naturally.