Recommended Bamboo Discussion & Research
We create high quality products of bamboo.
Bamboo can be commercially cultivated at scale on irrigated or unirrigated land. Bamboo thrives without chemicals, and can grow in soil with few nutrients inhospitable to other plants. Bamboo enables plants to thrive alongside it in soil they otherwise would not be able to grow.
Our oversea’s factory partner is third part audited using the labor standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO).
Bamboo stabilizes the earth with its erosion printing roots, and improves the health of the soil by sequestering excess nitrogen. Cotton crops require wide spacing that allow bare soils to bake and oxidize, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, and decreasing soil fertility. Bamboo retains water in the watershed, reduces runoff, sustains riverbanks, and helps mitigate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption.
Wash in cold water with like colors. Gentle wash cycle is best for long-lasting care. Avoid drying on the warm or hot dryer setting. Bamboo will absorb moisture from other fabrics so it will sometimes take a bit longer to dry in drier. For long last do not use bleach.
Footprint Bamboo is owned and operated by Eric Foote.
Bamboo Discussion & Research:
UNIDO. BAMBOO CULTIVATION MANUAL. https://www.unido.org/sites/default/files/2010-01/Guidelines_for_cultivating_Ethiopian_lowland_bamboo_0.pdf
WWF. (June 15, 2015). http://wwf.panda.org/?248212/Plantation-study-tour-looks-at-the-role-of-bamboo-in-sustainable-economies
Rosenburg, T. (2012, March 22). In Africa’s Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo. https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/in-africas-vanishing-forests-the-benefits-of-bamboo/