Cariloha looks at bamboo as something we can all live with. Everyone who wears and uses Cariloha Bamboo™ goods is intrinsically giving back to a more eco-friendly world. Because bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world, its environmental benefits are remarkable. Bamboo can replace or indirectly decrease consumption of three critically scarce resources: wood, metal, and oil.
Bamboo requires no fertilizer, pesticides or chemicals to grow. It has no harmful residues left on it compared with non-sustainable, chemically damaging cultivation that other fabrics may require. In a time when global warming, depletion of resources and deforestation threatens the balance of the delicate natural world and its divers eco-systems, Cariloha Bamboo is making a name for itself as a viable solution and resource that’s both remarkably useful and environmentally friendly. This is evidenced in some species of bamboo that have been known to grow up to four feet a day and reach maturity
within two years – a mere fraction of the 50-60 years it takes for traditional timber to grow to maturity and become ready for harvesting.
With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere on the rise, bamboo becomes a highly beneficial tool to clean the air we breathe. Bamboo and other plants convert carbon dioxide into clean breathable oxygen; however, bamboo does it much better than your average tree. Stands of bamboo can produce 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
Since bamboo plays a diverse and important role in a wide range of markets, including renewable energy, climate mitigation, bioplastics, housing and household materials, medicine and musical instruments, Cariloha is committed to promoting sustainable bamboo harvesting practices worldwide through its bamboo products and processes.