Eco-friendly Choices at Home

Eco-friendly Choices at Home

One of the most basic and all-pervasive aspects of our culture is related to our clothing.  From outfits to bedding, the entire world uses an extremely large supply of fibers every day.  While textiles is not often thought to be a way to become more eco-friendly, it actually presents a … Continue reading

How to Grow Bamboo

How to Grow Bamboo

When contemplating having your own bamboo, there are a few things to consider.  How you want to acquire it is one – there are many good websites out there that provide high quality bamboo seeds.  Buy seeds is the cheapest, albeit, it takes long to get a full grown plant.  … Continue reading

Two New Species of African Bamboo

Two New Species of African Bamboo

One of the leading biologists in bamboo research, Dr. Chris Stapleton, has recently found two new species of bamboo in the mountains of the Cameroon.  Right across from Ethiopia, these species have been hidden away in the mountains as food for gorillas.  Mountain bamboos in Africa are not well known … Continue reading

Organic Bamboo Sheets

Organic Bamboo Sheets

A recent fad that has popped up across America is the luxurious nature of bamboo products.  Organic bamboo sheets, for example, are luxury’s answer to the environmentally friendly crowd.  Bamboo, as bamboo viscose, can be made into the softest sheets in the world in much the same way any other … Continue reading

Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

Fully Functional Bamboo Construction

For the past ten years, Santa Clara University students have been researched and applied bamboo into structural elements of home building.  In a world struggling with deforestation and actively searching for sustainable and renewable resources, bamboo could be the future of the construction industries around the world.  In their entry … Continue reading

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Bamboo Reconstruction in Haiti

Recently, John Naylor received the Foster+Partners Prize for a rebuilding program that he developed for the country of Haiti.  Called the Bamboo Lakou Project, Naylor outlined plans for a long term rematerializing of a devastated nation and a short term rebuilding program to assist with the homeless.  His project received … Continue reading

Bamboo Forest-Kyoto

I recently returned from a trip to Japan and Palau.  Both were excellent destinations, although quite different.  While in Japan, I was able to take the bullet train out to Kyoto for a few days.  There I was lucky enough to find the Bamboo National Forest.  In was something like … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets-Rayon from bamboo

Rayon from bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most popular bedding and apparel products in America.  Coming from a very sustainable and renewable source, bamboo is not only an eco-friendly choice, but a comfortable one as well. Bamboo fabric is one of the softest and most comfortable fabrics on … Continue reading

Bamboo sheets and Organic sheets

In this trendy debate we are contextualizing the battle of bamboo vs. organic cotton for the eco-friendly title.  It seems as if the war is stooped in tradition: cotton being the American staple for centuries, while bamboo has been an east Asian staple for thousands of years.  This article will … Continue reading

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