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It seems as if the health of our planet is going downhill. Our resources are becoming depleted, and yet even with all of the red flags, we continue our downward spiral at a frightening pace. Just when all seems lost, we see small pockets of hope and companies making a change that, although seemingly minute, can have a colossal impact once society catches on. One way that you can make a difference is to use products that are sustainable and ethically harvested; bamboo is one such material that can make a big impact on our planet if we only let it. You may have seen bamboo being advertised in one of its many applications for households, but do you know what makes bamboo such a perfect option when it comes to helping save our planet?

Bamboo is a renewable resource that can be harvested anywhere from 1 to 5 years depending on exactly which species was planted. That’s a crazy turnaround! It grows at a far faster rate than any other plant; sometimes more than 3 feet in a single day, and after harvesting, it will grow a new shoot from the root system that’s left. There is no need to replant! Other hardwoods can take upwards of 40 years to grow to full maturity. At our current pace, around a million acres of diverse forests are lost each week around the world, and this number is only set to grow. Bamboo can easily replace hardwoods in numerous applications so that we can leave our beautiful forests that remain for the enjoyment of future generations.

Bamboo is hugely versatile; it can be used in paper, furniture, building materials, towels, linens, and flooring and to make charcoal. Its fibres are actually much stronger than wood fibres, making it a fabulous choice that won’t warp as easily due to the environment. The fibres lend themselves well to making luxurious linens and bath towels that are plush and will wrap you in softness.

There is very little waste when using bamboo as all parts can be used for a wide variety of products. The plant makes great mulch, gorgeous furniture, and super soft linens. There is no need for spraying of fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides for bamboo to thrive. Cotton, by comparison, is the most intensively sprayed product in the world and leaves a soil depleted of nutrients in its wake. Bamboo sequesters necessary minerals in the soil and absorbs greenhouse gases to boot! It also absorbs carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen back into the environment than hardwoods do.

In a “normal” harvesting cycle of hardwoods, the trees are cut down and their stumps are burned. This is done to make room for another round of planting. Once the stumps and dead fall have burnt, there is no way to prevent erosion which removes topsoil and many nutrients via rainfall. Eroded soil can do damage to rivers and other waterways by clogging them and affecting any plants and animals downstream. Since bamboo roots aren’t burned away, they remain in place to help prevent erosion and also keep nutrients where they belong; in the soil.

Bamboo isn’t overly picky about where it’s planted, and will thrive in many different climates and conditions; even in drought stricken areas where other crops are bound to fail.

If you’re looking to add bamboo to your household products but want to give it a test run first, one of the best ways to try it out is with your bathroom towels. Bamboo makes a wonderfully soft and high quality towel with extra absorbent properties. DreamWeave Bamboo Bliss offers a gorgeous towel, hand towel and washcloth set that will be an asset in any bathroom. Their towels are 3 times more absorbent than cotton, are naturally odor and mildew resistant and are naturally hypoallergenic, so they’re absolutely the best product on the market for those with sensitive skin or allergies. These towels won’t become rough after use like cotton towels can.

A complete Original Bliss towel set includes a generously sized 30” x 56” bath towel, a 15” x 30” hand towel and a 13” x 13” wash cloth! Order yours in your favourite color today!

Written by: Sam Socorro, Bamboo Bliss Sheets


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