Bamboo is a flowering evergreen plant that is part of the grass family. It has a hard woody hollow stem which is green and grows straight up. There are around 1,500 species of bamboo and it occurs naturally in every continent except Europe and Antarctica, though primarily in the tropics.
Properties and qualities
Bamboo is extremely strong whilst remaining flexible meaning it is often used as a building material and in the making of furniture. As it doesn’t soak up water, it is an ideal fibre for bathroom wares. Bamboo is also one of the fastest growing plants in the world with bamboo stems emerging from the ground in reaching their full height in a single growing season of around three to four months. This makes bamboo highly sustainable as once it has been cut down it grows back readily. In recent years, bamboo has also been used in the manufacture of textiles with cloth, yarn and clothing all being made from bamboo fibres.
How does it feel?
Bamboo is hard and smooth.
Bamboo is easily cleaned by rinsing with clear water. Do you use abrasive cleaners when polishing bamboo. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your bamboo product.