How environmentally-friendly is bamboo?
Well, it really doesn’t get much greener than bamboo – in more ways than one! Bamboo is one of the world’s most prolific and fastest growing plants. It’s actually able to reach maturity in about four years, as opposed to your usual trees which take 25 to 70 years. In fact, those cute little bright green bamboo shoots can grow between 24 and 36 inches in a 24-hour period. Wow!
Did you know bamboo is actually a tropical grass? That’s why it grows so damned quickly. Its extensive root system sends out four to six new shoots a year, naturally replenishing itself and growing up to 50 feet or even more. And because of this root system, bamboo pants reduce runoff and prevent water pollution. What a clever little grass it is.
Therefore, bamboo is one of nature’s most sustainable resources as it naturally regenerates itself – replanting and harvesting is not required. And remember, this all happens completely naturally – no pesticides, fertilisers or harsh chemicals.
Oh, and did you realise that bamboo can create up to five times more carbon than the same amount of trees, and almost 35 percent more oxygen? This means that growing bamboo actually reduces greenhouse gases!
Choosing bamboo for your bambino is as kind to the environment as it is to their sensitive skin.
Why bamboo for my little one?
Glad you asked! There are so many reasons to consider bamboo fabrics for your little one over other fabrics available on the market. Here are just a few of the many reasons we use bamboo in our products at Party Craze.
Bamboo Fabrics Are Free From Nasties – Perfect For Sensitive Skin
Not only is bamboo super soft and absorbent, it’s also anti-fungal, anti-static and naturally hypoallergenic. Therefore, it prevents odour, allergies and skin irritations from occurring and is perfect for little ones with eczema. Best of all, bamboo fabrics are naturally anti-microbial, requiring no added, harmful chemicals during production. “Bamboo kun”, a natural agent within the bamboo, also prevents bacteria from cultivating. Incidentally, bamboo is grown without using pesticides or chemical fertilisers, and the fibre is 100 per cent biodegradable.
Bamboo Is Cool When It’s Warm, And Warm When It’s Cool!
Did you know that bamboo absorbs water three to four times better than cotton alone, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in the warm weather? That’s because it has a natural moisture wick, whipping water away from the body and transferring it to the surface of the fabric to evaporate. This is really important with newborn bubs, as they have a hard time self-regulating their body temperatures when first born. We’re talking approximately two to three degrees cooler in summer and warmer in winter. How amazing is that?