LET'S USE BAMBOO, SLOW DOWN AND SAY NO to DEFORESTATION, NO to PESTICIDES, NO to WATER WASTAGE

Deforestation is chopping down entire forests permanently, for space or wood. Leaving the fields in bad condition, causing erosion and loosing over a 130 plant and animal species a day! Bamboo can SLOW DOWN deforestation. Allowing communities to turn away from the destruction of their native forests and to construct commercial bamboo plantations that can be selectively harvested, thereby reducing the cutting down of indigenous trees and providing an alternative source for the textile industry. Growing bamboo needs less space than cotton, minimises CO2 and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. Besides textile bamboo can replace the use of wood for nearly every application. Paper, flooring, furniture, charcoal or building materials.

The purpose of pesticides and insecticides is to kill, or inhibit the growth of living organisms by damaging the essential biological processes that maintain life. The problem is that the pesticides affect not only the bugs, but also the well-being of people. Some chemicals are linked to cancer, but are still allowed… Bamboo can dramaticly SLOW DOWN the use of pesticides. Because bamboo is naturally antibacterial due to a bio-agent called “kun”, which resists the growth of bacteria on the bamboo, and on the bamboo fabric. That is a huge benefit of using bamboo as the organic base for textile. Because no use of pesticides is good for the farmer, good for the fish, birds and other creatures that depend on rivers and good for people like you who care about where your clothes come from.

70% of the Earth is covered in water, 2%of the planets water is fresh, but 1,6% of it is locked in polar ice caps and glaciers. Leaving the world of 7 billion people with 0,4% to survive on… Bamboo can SLOW DOWN the water wastage of the textile industry. Bamboo grows with natural rainfall and doesn‘t need irrigation. It is found in diverse climates from cold mountains to hot tropical regions. The water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of trees. This makes bamboo more able to handle harsh weather conditions such as drought. Compared to thirsty cotton, bamboo is unbeatable. Wearing a bamboo shirt instead of a cotton one, you already save 3000 litres of fresh water. Besides that you will wash it less than your other shirts, saving more water. Because of the natural anti bacterial properties, which makes clothing made of bamboo remain odorless longer.

FAQ

What is bamboo?
Bamboo is the fastest growing grass on earth. It is strong, renewable, durable and it can grow up to three feet each day. Bamboo as a material can be rigid or flexible, so the uses truly are endless. One of the most innovative parts of the bamboo industry has got to be bamboo textile.

What are the benefits of bamboo clothing?
ROYAL BAMBOO basics have a rich, silky and soft handfeel due to the shape of the fibre. Bamboo products have natural anti bacterial properties, which makes clothing made of bamboo remain odorless longer. Our products do not irritate the sensitive skin. Being breathable and absorbent the fabric keeps the body cool and dry when it is warm, though it keeps the body warmer when it is cold.

Why is bamboo ecologically better than cotton?

Bamboo fabric is one of the most economical and ecological products in the world. Because of how bamboo grows, there is only a fraction of the time and resources spent on producing bamboo for fabric as there is for cotton. Bamboo does not require the large amounts of land, water, fertilizers and pesticides that cotton does require to be produced. Even for organic cotton you can not go without big plantations and continues irrigation. Bamboo grows with natural rainfall, needs less space as it grows in length, can be harvested several times, and does not need pesticides due to its natural antibacterial properties.

Should bamboo not be food for Pandas?

The bamboo used for ROYAL BAMBOO is Moso bamboo and is grown in Yunnan Province in China. The main ingredient for the diet of the very picky Chinese Giant Panda is Bashania fangiana. This bamboo grows in large areas in the Western Sichuan mountains. This means that the panda does not feed on Moso bamboo which is used for our products.

How to make a shirt of bamboo?

The ROYAL BAMBOO garment production flow:
bamboo sticks – raw bamboo chips – bamboo pulp – bamboo cellulose – bamboo fibre – bamboo yarn – bamboo fabric – bamboo garment.

We feel lucky to have been blessed with such a miraculous plant that will reproduce in the harshest circumstances and will grow in our climates, we do our part in supporting and promoting it.

ROYAL BAMBOO // Timeless Eco Fashion