Bamboo: The Sustainable Choice

Posted by Bethany on 26th Aug 2020

Bamboo: A Sustainable Choice

Opt for the eco-friendly option and choose bamboo. Bamboo is a sustainable wood and renewable resource and is becoming more popular every day. It is used more and more in our furniture as a replacement for other woods such as cedar, mahogany, and other popular hardwood. Not only is bamboo used for furniture, but it is also used structurally for buildings, textiles, and even as a food source. It has been used as a construction material for a long time in the east and its strength and durability is put to good use in the earliest suspension bridges and various architectures in China. As bamboo becomes a more popular material, different parts of the globe are catching on to bamboo as a sustainable resource.

Even our own brand, Maison and White sources bamboo for many of our homeware products such as serving trays, toothbrushes, bread bins, wine racks, and cutlery drawers just to name a few!

Some Quick Facts About Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing wood plants on the planet! Much like the grass, once the bamboo is cut it continues to grow. Typical hardwoods such as cedar take many years (up to 40) to produce post size trees for cutting, whereas bamboo only takes a fraction of that time. Bamboo can grow to full size in just 3-4 months, compared to standard trees and in the right conditions, it can grow 3 feet tall in just 24 hours which means you can literally watch it grow with your own eyes!

Bamboo Shoots

With our world growing at an enormous rate, the demand for wood made products places tremendous pressure on our global hardwood resources and also decreases the number of natural wildlife habitats. Bamboo helps prevent this as it provides a high-performance alternative, allowing our beautiful trees to stay intact and our forests to stay full.

General Uses For Bamboo

With the age of modern materials, many people don’t understand the number of uses that bamboo actually has. Bamboo shoots can be picked early for eating, and the wood of older bamboo can be treated and used as decoration or even for instruments.

Why Should I Use Bamboo Products?

Hundreds of products can be made from using bamboo, from household items to products to build a house, but bamboo products are nothing new to society. Ancient civilisations used bamboo when building long before other materials even became available, the trend of bamboo did fade over the centuries but is quickly making a comeback, becoming a very popular resource for many different things.

Whether the products are made of raw or treated bamboo, they all seem to be used more frequently as the years go by and people are discovering just how versatile bamboo can be. Even bamboo can be used to construct more unusual products, although you would never think it, these products hold up just as well when made from bamboo. Products such as; record player needles, roofing, umbrellas, wedding favours, deodorisers and even beer!

Here at roov we stock a huge range of sustainable bamboo for the home and products that are great eco-friendly alternatives to conventional materials. Here are our top 3 picks:

Bamboo Cheese Board Serving Platter With Knife Set

Bamboo Cheese Board Serving Platter With Knife Set

Extendable Bamboo Bath Caddy

Extendable Bamboo Bath Caddy

Set of 3 Bamboo Serving Trays