World Ozone Day
World Ozone day is held on September 16th to mark the day back in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol was signed. As a result, a series of events such as talks and seminars are held in the Canadian city of Montreal on this day.
World Ozone Day has been celebrated since 1994 and was established by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it.
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 manufacture eco-friendly homeware, such as memory foam bamboo pillows, memory foam mattress toppers, 100% Bamboo bedding and super soft towels.
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 take our position in our local community very seriously, that’s why we have partnered with several charities to work with. Learn more about our charitable activities.
Panda Circle of Life Initiative
Panda products have many lives…
• No plane policy – we import all of our products by sea, keeping our carbon emissions at one tenth of what they would be by air
• Carbon neutral couriers complete 95% of deliveries in the UK and mainland Europe. Our courier companies use renewable energy in their sorting hubs, use electric transport fleets in large cities and are moving towards 100% electric fleets
• Predict/pickup system – our couriers stay in touch with customers to ensure they are at home when they deliver. This cuts down on multiple trips and wasted energy
Learn more about our Environmental Policy here.