What's the do with bamboo?

BambooWith the environment a hot topic we’re all looking to appear more eco-friendly in our day-to-day lives. Increasingly we’re recycling our waste and turning off the lights, but we can still be conscientious and enjoy some of earth’s natural materials – with bamboo being the perfect example.

Usually associated with pandas, bamboo is one of the most enduring and sustainable materials on earth and, whilst in some countries it’s considered a nuisance, we can use it to bring some stylish and refreshing items into the modern home.

Not only does bamboo grow twice as fast as a tree, bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees and therefore significantly contributes to reducing CO2 emissions. Bamboo is also a source of income for more than 2 billion people worldwide and doesn’t need pesticides to grow, making it an ideal social and environmentally friendly material.

Biome Lifestyle, an online store that sells eco-friendly and ethically sourced products for the home, has a fantastic range of bamboo products that will change your opinion over this once drab material. Available at biomelifestyle.com, you can finally unite style and eco with a number of bright and stylish bamboo products that are not only up to the minute trend wise but ethical too – the best of both worlds!

Founder Alexandra Bramham handpicks each product for the store, from eye-catching kitchenware to bamboo bathrobes, not to mention a range of other products that are organic, recycled, sustainable and ethical. And behind each item lies a unique and interesting story telling you exactly where the product came from and the materials used.

We’re all looking to introduce conscientious living into our lifestyles, and with eco chic products available for the whole home - from the kitchen to the bathroom – it’s a lifestyle change that is now even easier than before, thanks to Biome Lifestyle.

Bamboo Facts:

one of the most enduring and sustainable materials on earth and compared to fibres originating from wood, such as viscose rayon, or other petrochemical fibres like polyester, bamboo has important advantages including a short growth cycle and easy cultivation.

Bamboo is antibacterial by nature, as confirmed by Testex, an independent Swiss laboratory. Additionally, the Japanese Textile Federation has confirmed that after 100 washing cycles, bamboo fibre fabric still possesses its antibacterial properties.

Bamboo can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-20 years for most soft woods.