7 Wonders of Bamboo

P.S Number 3 is pretty cool!

Bamboo is fast becoming the superman of natural resources, and it’s no surprise!

Where to start? The plant comes from the grass family known as Poaceae and is proving quite the catch with the textile industry. Bamboo can be used to make everything from PJs, cuddly kids pillows, and many more home delights. 

So, what is it about nature’s green miracle the world’s fallen for? Pour a coffee and pull up a chair, here are seven wonders of Bamboo that might just turn you into a fan. 

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It’s the fastest growing plant on the planet….  Whether you are eco-conscious or becoming more eco-curious, listen up! Bamboo is thought to be the fastest-growing plant on the planet. This makes it a super-duper resource to rely on for our demanding lifestyles. The wonder plant can grow from 3-4 feet per day (and has even bagged itself a place in the Guinness book of world records) Choosing sustainable materials allows us all to play a part in protecting our world’s natural resources. This is why many people are switching to bamboo for everything from bath towels to kid’s bedding. You see, not only does it grow quicker than your fringe, it requires even less maintenance. Just sunlight and water in fact. And even that it guzzles a third less than cotton! 

Impressed so far? Wait till you read the rest!

It is a bedbug hero – Not a fan of bedbugs and dust mites? Bamboo is here to save the day…and your bed! The fabric has natural antibacterial qualities superior to cotton, making it a winner if you love fresh bedding. Is there any greater pleasure than jumping into freshly washed sheets? The wonder plant is a particular favourite for little one’s sensitive skin being hypo-allergenic and nice and gentle. Well, it’s never too early to start sleeping like a hero. And as for us grown-ups, snoozing on soft bamboo bedding has you waking up feeling like one. 

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It’s a natural thermostat – Thought you would like this one! Did you know overheating is the most common culprit stopping us from nodding off… This is why some sleep experts recommend sleeping naked.  PJ’s simply too comfy to ditch? Bamboo can help.

Bamboo has a superpower to wick moisture away from you twice as fast as cotton, working in harmony with your body and keeping you cool naturally.  What about when you are not hot and sweaty? It keeps you snug as a bug like your bedding is supposed to. Making it the perfect fabric for every season… you can tell why sleeping beauty loved it!

Let Bamboo by thy medicine – When it comes to living a healthier, greener lifestyle what we put in our bodies is just as important as what we sleep on. And Bamboo can be used for both. Not so fast… before you go chomping on your bedding. To be used as a medicine Bamboo is made into a juice that can be used to treat anything from stomach ulcers to intestine worms. And those antibacterial qualities can be used for more than fending off bed bugs. The bamboo plant is also used to treat wounds, something to pop in the first aid box! With all the natural, healing benefits of Bamboo is a wonderful addition to every happy home and lifestyle. 

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Bamboo beats – Fed up of your Spotify playlist? You might be surprised to know bamboo is often used as a musical instrument. The serene, calm sounds the wonder plant produces are a nod to many ethnic groups’ rich cultural heritage. Worth considering if you are in the market for a natural addition to your playlist. 

It’s a breath of fresh air – literally! They do not call it environmentally friendly for anything. Bamboo removes benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air, giving back moisture! This is why Bamboo shoots (and sheets) are becoming increasingly popular. Not just for the plant’s air-purifying qualities. The shoots are also known to bring good luck, so if you are looking for something to jazz up the living room table, take a chance on bamboo and it could be your lucky day. 

Opportunity to change – Perhaps the most wonderful thing about bamboo is the opportunity it gives us, to change. Our planet has provided us with many amazing resources to facilitate our lifestyles, though the time has come to give back. To pay more attention to the impact our choices have on the world from how we brush our teeth to where we lay our heads. Bamboo is the hybrid of luxury and sustainability, offering all the comfort we expect from our home essentials with respect and love for the planet. 

And as a brand looking to make a change, Panda thinks that’s pretty wonderful. 

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