Bamboo Textiles

will pandas starve as Bamboo Textiles become more popular?

TEXTILE type of bamboo, the Moso species is a different type of bamboo and much of it is now farmed anyway away from where the pandas sit about chewing the stuff!

Twenty-five species of bamboo are eaten by pandas in the wild, such as Fargesia dracocephala and Fargesia rufa. Only a few bamboo species are widespread at the high altitudes pandas now inhabit. Bamboo leaves contain the highest protein levels; stems have less. 

Sustainable Textile fibre uses Moso bamboo which is one of the earth’s fastest growing plants, growing up to a metre in a day. Bamboo is a grass, so once cut it will regenerate quickly without the need for replanting (in the same way as your garden lawn). It grows very densely and so the yield per acre is excellent in comparison to cotton. Eco-friendly textile products - one of the most positive things about bamboo is that it absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of trees. More bamboo would help to cut the globally rising levels of carbon dioxide and help in the fight against global warming. Absorbent - bamboo absorbs up to 60% more water than cotton. This makes it an excellent choice for bamboo towels and bamboo bathrobes as well as bamboo sheets and bamboo duvet covers. Breathable - the porous nature of the fibre makes it breathable and extremely comfortable

29th January 2010, 16:07

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