Hailed as one of the most eco-friendly materials, bamboo is a great alternative to plastic. Besides being durable and biodegradable, it doesn’t need too much water for production as opposed to other natural fibres. And the best part? It’s available in abundance right over here! Notably, India is the second richest country (only after China) in the world with regards to bamboo diversity with 136 species.
It also accounts for over 14.5 million tonnes of bamboo production annually. Today, there are many fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands making products from this versatile material. Investing in an environmentally friendly product means making a conscious change in your lifestyle. So if you’re up for the sustainable switch, you’ve come to the right place! This World Bamboo Day, we bring you our edit of 8 cool and useful products made from this material:
1. Phiran Tiered Dress, Uri
Who doesn’t look for comfort in clothing? The bamboo fabric is naturally very soft in texture. As a result, it has the potential to be a wardrobe staple. Wondering where you can shop it from? Turn to Uri’s latest collection, Amala featuring relaxed silhouettes made from this fabric.
Price: INR 9,500
2. Larch Bamboo Sunglasses, Coco Leni
Invest in a pair of shades that are not only sustainable but also elevate your style game from this German eyewear brand.
Price: INR 9,000
3. Natural Bamboo Basket Side Table, Opaque Studio
With boho elements and a raw finish, this table adds an earthy touch to any corner of your home.
Price: INR 9,750
4. Bamboo Reusable Makeup Removing Wipes/Nursing Pads, Brown Living
Replace your daily use cotton wipes with this reusable alternative. These makeup removing wipes come with many benefits–they can be used up to 200 times, they are gentle on the skin and best for people with sensitive skin.
Price: INR 499
5. Double-Walled Bamboo Fruit Basket, Nicobar
Give your kitchen tabletop or dining table a rustic edge with this simple, yet elegant decor piece. Available in a set of two, the fruit basket comprises a double layer of bamboo.
Price: INR 2,450
6. Compostable Bamboo Brushes, Bare Necessities Zero Waste
Make the plastic-free shift with something as basic as your toothbrush. Rather than discarding and buying new ones, opt for long-lasting bamboo toothbrushes.
Price: INR 180
7. Acoustic Handmade Bamboo Amplifier, Codesustain
Bamboo is known for its rich tonal variation, which is why you’ll see many musical tools made from it too. Case in point: this handmade acoustic amplifier, which is perfect to set the mood for your house party.
Price: INR 874
8. Bamboo Matcha Whisk, TeaBox
Are you a matcha tea fan? Then enhance your drinking experience with this matcha essential. Designed to whip up your beverage to a desirable froth, the sustainable whisk ensures the powder dissolves evenly and blends well.
Price: INR 699