why bamboo?

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on earth. And because of it's combined strength and light weight, it's the perfect foundation for everything we build.

Plus, nasty pesticides and chemicals aren't required when harvesting bamboo. This means the cultivation is natural, and never harms the environment.

Bamboo is a highly sustainable plant. Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to standard trees which can take 30+ years to grow.

Furthermore, bamboo requires less space for growth, and reaches its full height and maturity in a single growing season, which makes it a better alternative to wood. These positive attributes make bamboo a smart choice to use in the production of sunglasses and countless other products that are built from bamboo.

In fact, giant moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) can grow almost a metre in a single day. Bamboo grows in dense forests where little light reaches the ground and there is strong evolutionary pressure to reach the sunlight as quickly as possible.

Bamboo fibres are naturally anti-bacterial without and donโ€™t require any toxic chemical treatments, all thanks to a natural built-in substance called โ€˜bamboo kunโ€™.

Bamboo kun is an antimicrobial bio-agent found in bamboo fibre which gives bamboo its natural antibacterial properties. This prevents bacteria and microbes from growing on bamboo products making it the perfect plant for naturally hygienic products such as bamboo toothbrushes and sunglasses, keeping them sterile and fresh.

Bamboo production and manufacturing sustains traditional industries and creates new well-paying stables jobs for locals in areas that need social and economic stability.

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