Bamboo is a very popular material used in baby clothes, baby furniture, and baby toys, but the real question is, are bamboo products worth the price? Bamboo products typically come at a premium, like popular brands Little Sleepies and Kyte BABY.
What is Bamboo?
Bamboo is from a subfamily of grass! Crazy right? There are 1,462 known species of bamboo and it is native in several places around the world, from China, to right here in the Americas! The heaviest concentration of bamboo in the world is, of course, Asia. Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Some species grow upwards of one foot a day!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BAMBOO?
- First of all, it is antimicrobial, which helps prevent the growth of bacteria and germs on the bamboo fabric/product!
- Fabrics that contain bamboo also contain natural UV protection that protects your skin!
- The extremely soft fabric is so comfortable for you and your family!
- Softer than the softest cotton, the Bamboo fabric has a natural sheen to the surface and feels similar to silk or cashmere.
- Bamboo fabric absorbs water 3-4 times better than cotton, keeping skin comfortable, rather than sticky, in hot weather. The fabrics stay 2-3 degrees cooler in hot temperatures and warmer in cold temperatures.
- This is helpful for babies experiencing eczema, it is breathable, antimicrobial, and absorbing!
HOW SUSTAINABLE IS BAMBOO?
Bamboo is extremely sustainable. Here are notable reasons why!
- Renewable resource – bamboo can be harvested in one to five years depending on the species. Compared to other woods, like oak, take at least 40 years before they can be harvested.
- Fast growth rate – some species of bamboo will grow as much as three feet per day! When harvested, it will grow a new shoot as a result of its extensive root system and help protect soil from erosion. Bamboo can be a very sustainable crop. As a fast-growing grass, it requires no fertilizer and self-regenerates from its own roots, so it doesn’t need to be replanted.
- No chemical pesticides or fertilizers – bamboo requires no chemicals to grow. In comparison, cotton is sprayed with pesticides more than any other crop. This causes the soil’s nutrients to deplete. It also puts harmful chemicals into your cotton fabric.
- Absorbs greenhouse gases – Large-scale bamboo plantations can become effective “carbon sinks” or areas designed to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere. When bamboo fibers are used to construct buildings, the carbon is sequestered (stored away) for the lifetime of that building.
- Grows everywhere – bamboo is a tough and durable plant that can be grown throughout the world and thrives even in harsh conditions.
- Economic development – bamboo production and manufacturing also provide job opportunities in less developed countries that need social and economic sustainability.
Bamboo Baby Products Sold by Blossom
We carry a wide arrange of bamboo products, from compostable bamboo diapers to baby clothes and toys. You can find almost anything for you and your children’s needs!
Swaddles & Bibs