Why we love bamboo

Why we love bamboo?

Bamboo is the ultimate environmentally friendly plant.  The plants grow extremely quickly without the use of pesticides, artificial fertiliser or herbicides and recycle large amounts of CO2. They release an incredible 35% more oxygen into the environment than any other tree or plant in the world!  

This means that when you choose to buy a bamboo chair or table, you are adorning your terrace with beautiful boho outdoor furniture and at the same time you are making a positive contribution to the planet.

Bamboo’s unique properties

Bamboo is an impressive evergreen flowering plant with some unique properties that make it environmentally friendly, sustainable and extremely adaptable. The hard, hollow bone like stems grow on average around 30 centimetres per day. There are some species that can grow faster, the highest documented growth in one day reached an incredible 121 centimetres. The perfect choice of material for anyone who cares about the environment and appreciates luxury outdoor furniture!

Where to find bamboo

Bamboo (Bambusoideae) is one of around 1,000 species of perennial forest grasses which are native to subtropical and tropical regions, like the humid climate of East Asia. All of Northbynorth’s bamboo is sourced and processed in Vietnam.

Bamboo lifecycle

The largest bamboo plants can reach 40 metres with a circumference of 30 centimetres thereby creating an impassable forest, yet they will only flower after around 60 years. After flowering, the parts of the plants that are visible above the ground often die to make way for new shoots, and continue its cycle.