Sexy Has Never Been So Sustainable
With your closet full of luxurious garments from the Little Black Wardrobe, you’re able to integrate one of the planet’s most sustainable resources into every moment of your life. Here’s what makes bamboo so Earth friendly:
Sustainable. By some estimates, the world’s rain forests could completely vanish in as little as 100 years at the current rate of deforestation. Many believe that bamboo can help. An incredibly renewable resource, bamboo can be harvested in just one to five years, depending on the species. Compare this to hardwood and softwood trees, which can take up to 50 years to grow before being harvested. Also, bamboo can completely regenerate without having to replant it.
Fast growth. Bamboo grows faster than any other woody plant on Earth. Some species of bamboo (there are over 1,600) grow more than three feet each day!
Absorbs Greenhouse Gasses. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and returns over 30% more oxygen to the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of hardwood trees.
Low Maintenance. Compared to other kinds of plantations, bamboo plantations require very little maintenance. Plus, growing bamboo requires less water than growing other kinds of plants.
Erosion protection. When deforestation takes place, the soil erodes and clogs rivers. This erosion negatively impacts the people and animals living downstream. Bamboo roots remain in place after the bamboo is harvested, helping to prevent erosion.
Pesticide Free. Bamboo naturally contains an anti-bacterial agent. So unlike other cash crops, such as cotton, it can be grown without the use of agricultural chemicals – such as pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides.