Bamboo - Benefits for your body and for the planet
Posted on October 30 2017
Komodo has always been inspired by Asian culture and colours, focusing on building our collection on a sustainable fabric sourcing. We use Bamboo in our collections as part of our ongoing sustainable product development.
Widely available in China, India and Japan, bamboo grows in tropical and temperate environments, without need of pesticides or herbicides to grow well.
How does bamboo grow?
Bamboo is a grass that does not need to be replanted as cotton or hemp. Its growth occurs naturally thanks to rain water, without the use of irrigation or chemical pesticides and fertilisers.
What are the advantages for your body?
Soft feel, antimicrobial properties, quick moisture absorption and quick drying capabilities. Bamboo will keep you warm in cool weather and cool in warm weather, protecting your body from ultraviolet rays. It is also anti-static.
Why is Bamboo sustainable?
Bamboo is able to produce 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. It also sequesters carbon dioxide, it is carbon neutral and also functions as an excellent soil erosion inhibitor. Its ethical features include renewability, biodegradability, efficient space consumption, low water use and organic status.