The Benefits Of Bamboo

Bamboo is a useful material that has many benefits. Hailed as a wonder material it's naturally produced, sustainable and has a number of great properties. There aren't many materials that are as sustainable and eco-friendly as bamboo. So let's have a look at the benefits of bamboo and it's use in modern society. This is an ad.

What is bamboo?


Bamboo is an evergreen perennial flowering plant,  found in Asia, Australia, North and South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. It is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, taking only a year to grow to size again and being naturally prolific and resilient it's an incredibly useful plant.



Bamboo is natural and biodegradable, which makes it an important plant. No pesticides are used when growing bamboo, little water is used and this makes a good sustainable choice. 

Bamboo also absorbs carbon dioxide at a rate higher than cotton and releases more oxygen into the environment. Each square metre of bamboo produces 10 times more product than cotton, so that's excellent as well.


bamboo matting

Bamboo has many uses in food, wood and clothing.

The bamboo shoot is eaten in Asian cuisine and is the main food of the panda bear. In the UK we eat it mainly as an ingredient in stir fry. They are low in fat, low in calories and contain lots of fibre and potassium.

Its wood is used in Asian architecture, furniture and landscaping.  It is naturally bendy so is used for items which need some flexibility like fishing rods. When it goes through the manufacturing process it can become really hard and this is then used for flooring. Bamboo is also used for many uses in the kitchen such as chopping boards, chopsticks and bamboo matting for sushi. 

Another use for bamboo, and perhaps a surprising one is for clothing.



Bamboo clothing has become popular in recent years. 

It's a durable fibre and long lasting which is good for the environment. It also absorbs well, keeping moisture away from the skin,  a term called moisture wicking.  This makes it good for work out gear. It's a breathable material and hypoallergenic as well. 

One of the best properties though is that bamboo clothing is super soft and comfortable to wear making it perfect for clothes that are close to the skin such as underwear, T-shirts and socks.

Bamigo clothing

bamboo boxer shorts

There are a number of companies producing bamboo clothing, such as Bamigo who produce bamboo loungewear for men, and other bamboo clothing such as socks, t-shirts and underwear. Their clothing is wonderfully soft as well as breathable, and they are proud of the superb comfort and fit of their clothes.  Of course, the clothes are sustainable too and long-lasting. 

So as you can see there are many benefits of bamboo. Let me know, do you own any bamboo clothing? Did you know how eco-friendly bamboo is?

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