What is the low carbon dioxide footprint of our BUMBUK bamboo underwear?
For starters, bamboo uses 90% less water than cotton and the soil does not need to be cultivated, fertilized, or turned, therefore limited erosion and preserving the natural soil structure. This means that not only does bamboo cultivation have a low carbon dioxide emissions rate, but also it sequesters carbon, which means it actually works proactively to combat climate change.
We at BUMBUK do source our fabrics from China, which is a hub for global textile manufacturing, and made sure to select a supplier that meets the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council. Bamboo plantations have expansive underground stems, preventing sediments from entering streams and rivers. They have the ability to regenerate overgrazed land, while at the same time creating an ecosystem on their own.
Bamboo forests help cool the climate in many ways, and we did our due diligence and made sure that the bamboo plantations from which we source our fabric are located on reclaimed land and not recently deforested places. Bamboo plantations can be managed responsibly and thus preserve and restore specific ecosystem services. The growth of the bamboo fabric industry has actually helped clean up and regenerate once barren and unusable land all over China. Since our bamboo fiber suppliers are verified by the FSC system, we are certain that they are helping regenerate the land rather than destroy it.
How can we keep our low carbon dioxide footprint sustainable?
As long as bamboo cultivation grows in popularity, it can revolutionize the fashion industry because it will provide a sustainable alternative to cotton for the mass market. On the consumer level, bamboo is just as durable (if not more) than cotton, as well as ultra-soft to the touch. It is literally the best material for underwear. Once you put on a pair of our BUMBUK bamboo boxer briefs, bamboo briefs, bamboo thermal leggings – cotton will begin to seem itchy, smelly, and rough.
The Forest Stewardship Council is even calling bamboo cultivation “The Miracle of Bamboo” because of its possibility to have a positive effect on climate change. Now we are only waiting on consumers to realize the value of bamboo and prefer it over cotton.