The Environmental Benefits of Bamboo Fabric
Bamboo fabric is luxurious, breathable, and entirely comfortable, but did you know that it has incredible benefits for the environment, too?
Lune Living wants to make the world a better place, stitch by stitch. We know how important it is to care for the environment and we believe that change starts at home. That’s why we’ve made sure that our bamboo homewares are ethical and sustainable, helping our environment heal.
If you’d like to find out more about how bamboo fabric is so eco-friendly, we’ve put together this guide. Keep reading to find out what makes bamboo fabric the perfect choice for you and the Earth.
Saves water (and only uses rainwater)
To grow enough cotton to make a t-shirt, roughly 3,300 litres of water is needed. Bamboo usually only needs rainwater to grow - and much less of it, too - making bamboo fabric a much more sustainable option than cotton and other textiles.
Bamboo doesn’t have any natural pests which means that toxic chemicals from pesticides aren’t being released into the environment when it’s being cultivated. On the other hand, cotton and other textiles need pesticides to be cultivated - in fact, cotton is responsible for around 25% of the world’s pesticides and around 17% of its insecticides.
Not only is this much better for our world, it’s also much kinder to your skin. Harmful chemicals can stay on fabric, making their way into your home and onto your body. You don’t need to worry about such chemicals with bamboo fabric and our Lune Living products are hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and antifungal, too!
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing grasses in the world (in some cases it can grow up to 4 ft per day!) and offers 10 times more volume than cotton. It grows in areas of poor soil quality where many other plants can’t, and the topsoil doesn’t get damaged when it’s cropped because it’s only being cut at the base.
Reduces greenhouse gases
Bamboo reduces greenhouse gases at a higher rate than trees. It’s said that bamboo takes in more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than trees do and also produces around 25% more oxygen.
When you buy our bamboo or Lunesilk (bamboo combined with silk) products, you can rest assured knowing that they’re going to last you. A top-quality textile and made with care, our bamboo fabrics are in it for the long haul, meaning you shouldn’t have to replace them if they’re treated with love.
After our bamboo is harvested, it’s processed in a unit which is held to the OEKO-TEX® 100 standard. This makes sure that both our staff and our customers are kept safe, regulating the use of chemicals to a higher standard than the laws of most countries. Plus, many of our products don’t use chemicals at all because they’re 100% natural and aren’t dyed!
Once it has been processed, the bamboo makes its way to the stitching factory that we’ve been working with for more than 20 years. This factory is SMETA audited, so we know it holds itself to strong business ethics, health and safety, environmental standards, and personnel standards.
You can choose our bamboo bedding, pillow cases, bedspreads, and eye masks, as well as our upcoming baby range.
We’re delighted to offer not only the best quality products, but also be environmentally conscious along the way. To find out more about our bamboo and Lunesilk products, take a look around our website.