Bamboo – the great renewable resource
The bamboo we use for our wipes is not the same species that is consumed by panda bears for food. Bamboo is naturally antimicrobial and antifungal in its raw state. It can be selectively harvested without destroying grove or stand. Bamboo’s root system helps to prevent soil erosion and improves the soil by removing excess nitrogen. It also retains an abundance of water, helping to reduce runoff, protect riverbanks and reduce water pollution (due to its high nitrogen consumption).
Bamboo fiber is more absorbent than cotton, and is extremely breathable! We love our silky smooth, stretchable, 100% bamboo, dry wipes, almost as much as we love knowing that we are making an eco-responsible choice each and every time we use them! Join us in saying “yes” to bamboo.
As one of nature’s most sustainable resources, bamboo simply makes ecological sense. Bamboo produces over 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
Some bamboo FAQs
Is bamboo a tree or a plant?
Bamboo is grass. It is among the most abundant plant resources on earth.
How many species of bamboo are there?
There are over 1000 varieties of bamboo, and most of it is evergreen. Unlike trees, all bamboo has the potential to grow to full height and width in a single growing season of 3 to 4 months.
How fast does bamboo grow?
One species has been clocked growing up to 39 inches in just 24 hours.
It takes a long time for most trees to grow. How often can bamboo be harvested?
Bamboo continuously sends up new shoots after harvesting and can be harvested every 4-5 years. This is 20-65 years earlier than commercial tree species can be harvested.
Is it necessary to use fertilizers and/or pesticides to mature bamboo for harvesting?
Bamboo grows successfully without fertilizers and pesticides.