April 22nd, 2017 is International Earth Day!
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The main goals consist of planting more trees, significantly cutting the use of fossil fuels, making our cities 100% renewable and protecting endangered species.
Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, now being referred to as the Earth Day Network mobilising more than 200 million people across the globe. To date more than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities per year, meaning it’s the largest civic observance in the world. Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy.
For the latest news and updates about the Earth Day Network, be sure to visit their website.
What We Do
Panda was formed through our journey of looking for stylish, designer quality bed linen which are also ecological and environmentally friendly. We discovered the bamboo viscose fabric in the backwoods of Southeast Asia made from 100% bamboo fibre and immediately fell in love with the luxurious softness and silkiness of the fabric as well as its sustainability and environmental benefits.
We believe that every company should be aware of the effects they are having on the environment. At Panda we are extremely conscious about which materials we use when designing and manufacturing our products. We always consider our role in the world and believe in social change through responsible business practices which respect the planet.
Bamboo is one of the world’s most eco-friendly materials, and here are a few reasons why!
In the correct conditions, bamboo is capable of growing up to 4 feet in 24 hours. As the plant grows very quickly, we are able to manufacture our products without disturbing the wild panda’s diet, as 99% of it is bamboo. Bamboo is also extremely easy to maintain, as it does not require any pesticides or fertilizers to grow and it absorbs a very small amount of water compared to other plants for textiles such as cotton.
Bamboo and Oxygen
Bamboo plants absorb Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and release Oxygen (O2) into the atmosphere, helping to reduce greenhouse gasses. One of the most incredible elements of bamboo is that it absorbs 5 times the amount of Carbon Dioxide and releases 35% more Oxygen into the atmosphere in-comparison to trees.
All of our packaging is made from 100% recycled kraft paper. Kraft paper is a 100% biodegradable natural product. The pulp is made from long virgin fibres of maritime pine which is not bleached, therefore there is minimal chemical processing. This method is what gives the paper it’s unique colour retaining the natural wood texture.
Just like leave from trees, kraft paper is naturally biodegradable. Within a few weeks the paper decomposes naturally returning to its normal form of cellulose fibres, which can be fully assimilated back into its natural environment with no impact on the surrounding wildlife.
We donate $1 for every Panda pillow or bed set purchased worldwide to the WWF foundation in order to help preserve the wild panda’s at-risk, making a genuine difference to their livelihoods with your help.