The Ever-Growing Wonders of Bamboo

Last updated on March 29th, 2024 at 03:50 pm

Bamboo is fast becoming the superplant of natural resources, and it’s no surprise!

Where to start? Bamboo is a member of the grass family Poaceae and has proven quite the catch with the textile industry. Due to new discoveries of its potential, it has been used more extensively in recent years. From highly breathable bedding to construction materials and even bioplastics, the future of bamboo has never looked more exciting.

So, what is it about nature’s green miracle that the world has fallen for? Pour a coffee and pull up a chair. Here are some of bamboo’s ever-growing wonders that might just make you a fan.

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Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet

Whether you are eco-conscious or becoming more eco-curious, listen up! Bamboo is thought to be the fastest-growing plant on the planet. This makes it a super-duper resource to rely on for our demanding lifestyles. The wonder plant can grow from 3-4 feet per day (and has even bagged itself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records). Choosing sustainable materials allows us all to play a part in protecting our world’s natural resources. This is why many people switch to bamboo for everything from bath towels to kid’s bedding. You see, not only does it grow quicker than your fringe, but it also requires even less maintenance. Just sunlight and water, in fact. And even that, it guzzles a third less than cotton! 

Impressed so far? Wait till you read the rest!

The bedbug hero

Not a fan of bedbugs and dust mites? Bamboo is here to save the day…and your bed! The fabric has natural antibacterial qualities superior to cotton, making it a winner if you love fresh bedding. Is there any greater pleasure than jumping into freshly washed sheets? The wonder plant is a particular favourite for little one’s sensitive skin, being hypo-allergenic and nice and gentle. Well, it’s never too early to start sleeping like a hero. And as for us grown-ups, sleeping on soft bedding has you waking up feeling like one.  

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Bamboo can build bridges

At Panda, bamboo has been at the heart of our journey to build a bridge between luxury and sustainability, though that is not the only bridge it can build. The strong, durable material is popular in the construction industry for its accessibility and being both an economical and environmentally friendly resource. More recently, its unique fibres have been tapped into as potential bioplastics, which could be an exciting step forward in promoting the green development of the economy.

Bamboo is natural thermostat

I thought you would like this one! Did you know overheating is the most common culprit stopping us from nodding off… This is why some sleep experts recommend sleeping naked.  PJ’s simply too comfy to ditch? Bamboo can help.

It has the superpower to wick moisture away from you twice as fast as cotton, working in harmony with your body and keeping you cool naturally.  What about when you are not hot and sweaty? It keeps you snug as a bug like your bedding is supposed to. Making it the perfect fabric for every season… you can tell why Sleeping Beauty loved it!

Let Bamboo be thy medicine

When it comes to living a healthier, greener lifestyle, what we put in our bodies is just as important as what we sleep on. And Bamboo can be used for both. Not so fast… before you go chomping on your bedding. To be used as a medicine, it is made into juice that can treat anything from stomach ulcers to intestine worms. And those antibacterial qualities can be used for more than fending off bed bugs.

The plant is also used to treat wounds; the plant extracts can reduce cytokine production in cellular inflammation, leading to their potential to prevent inflammatory diseases. It will be interesting to see how bamboo’s health benefits progress in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries over the next few years. One thing is clear: bamboo’s potential, like the plant itself, continues growing tall.

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Cultural connections

Harmonizing traditional techniques with modern creativity, bamboo is used for an array of arts and crafts in local communities of varied cultures. From painting and weaving to unique and beautiful sculptures, it creates masterpieces that harbour connections between different cultures internally and externally – on a joint mission to promote artistic design and expression that is kind to our planet.

Bamboo as a musical instrument

Fed up with your Spotify playlist? You might be surprised to know bamboo is often used as a musical instrument. The serene, calm sounds the wonder plant produces are a nod to many ethnic groups’ rich cultural heritage. It is worth considering if you want a natural addition to your playlist. 

Breath of fresh air

They do not call it environmentally friendly for anything. Bamboo removes benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air, giving back moisture! This is why Bamboo shoots (and sheets) are becoming increasingly popular. Not just for the plant’s air-purifying qualities. The shoots also bring good luck, so if you want something to jazz up the living room table, take a chance; it could be your lucky day. 

Opportunity for change

Perhaps the most wonderful thing about bamboo is the opportunity it gives us, to change. Our planet has provided us with many amazing resources to facilitate our lifestyles, though the time has come to give back. To pay more attention to the impact our choices have on the world from how we brush our teeth to where we lay our heads. Bamboo is the hybrid of luxury and sustainability, offering all the comfort we expect from our home essentials with respect and love for the planet.


With all the amazing discoveries and developments in the potential use of bamboo, the net is cast wide for you to explore using the wonder plant in your daily life. From switching to sustainable bedding and other household products to tapping into the incredible health benefits of bamboo with your cosmetic routine – there are many ways you can make bamboo part of embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Here are some great small changes to make in joining the journey for a greener future:

1. RECYCLE – Look for brands that use recycled packaging and offer recycling services for your products at the end of use. We provide this at Panda for all memory foam products.

2. EAT MORE PLANTS – Switching to a plant-friendly diet will not only make you feel more energised and boost your immunity, but it is also one of the best ways to lower your carbon footprint. You could even be like our lovable panda and give bamboo a go – a great addition to soups and curries (Do tag us with your recipes).

3. GET YOUR STEPS IN – Spending less time in cars and more time on foot is great for your body, mind and our planet. Try switching your shorter commutes to walking or biking, getting fit while helping protect the planet- we call that a win-win.

Ready to make a start?

Explore our natural Bamboo Bedding, Bath and Kids Collections and tag us with your favourites @PandaLondon.

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