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Our 100% Muslin Bamboo fabric is so luxuriously soft and durable, that this alone could be the deciding factor in investing in one of those buttery soft pieces, but if you’re not convinced, here are some other advantages of buying products made of bamboo fibre.
Just like other cellulose-based clothing materials, bamboo fibre is biodegradable in soil by micro organisms and sunlight. Having reached the end of its useful life, clothing made from bamboo can be composted and disposed of in an organic and environmentally friendly manner.
Yearly replanting of most crops often leads to soil erosion. The extensive root system of bamboo and the fact that it is not uprooted during harvesting means bamboo actually helps preserve soil and prevent soil erosion. The roots of a bamboo plant create an effective watershed, stitching the soil together along fragile river banks, deforested areas and in places prone to mudslides.
Very little bamboo is irrigated and there is significant evidence that the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of trees. This makes bamboo more able to handle harsh weather conditions such as drought, flood and high temperatures. Bamboo naturally needs less water than most other plans used in textile manufacturing.
Bamboo planting can slow deforestation, providing an alternative source of timber for the construction industry and cellulose fibre for the textile industry. It allows communities to turn away from the destruction of their native forests and to construct commercial bamboo plantations that can be selectively harvested annually without the destruction of the grove.
Bamboo will continue to produce shoots even after it has been cut down in as little as one year, this allows for more efficient growing practices.
Bamboo minimises CO2 and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of trees. One hectare of bamboo sequesters 62 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year while one hectare of young forest only sequesters 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.