Bamboo for Fashion & Cosmetology   

Main Contributor: Apsana Kafle 

Other Contributors: Sara Hamann, Sarah Stuttaford, Arthur Lindhjem

Generally, the word bamboo makes us think of lush green forests, beautiful architectural structures, or a source of food/fodder. Surprisingly, bamboo-based fashion and cosmetic industries are gaining traction across the world. This is just one example of the millions of ways bamboo can support sustainability in all types of industries. 

The fashion and cosmetic industry is dynamic and evolving. With a growing concern for sustainable development, these industries are exploring innovative approaches to design that are not just beneficial to the users but to the environment. 

New ideologies such as “Eco-fashion” are getting consumer attention and bamboo is getting attention as a useful material since it’s available worldwide, and easy and fast to grow. Bamboo bags, earrings, hats, clothing, bedsheets, sunglasses are just a few products that are taking off. Besides, these boo-fabrics have several advantages such as:

  • Antibacterial and Highly absorbant – Odour Free and Moisture Wicking; bamboo is 300 times more absorbent than cotton 
  • Insulating – Cool for Summer and Warm for Winter
  • Soft and comfortable
  • Natural and Eco Friendly
  • UV protection
  • Hypoallergenic- No Itchiness 

Bamboo makes the planet look good and makes your good looks better as they are being used as key ingredients for making a diverse range of cosmetic products. Some of the popular bamboo products good for your looks and planets are: 

  1. Bamboo is rich in silica that gives your skin a silky glow, radiant look, and youthful bounce. 
  2. Shields and strengthens the skin from bacteria and environmental pollutants. 
  3. Has greater detoxifying and purifying property than other plant bases. 
  4. Bamboo extracts are equipped with rich compounds such as amino acids, antioxidants, flavonoids which can protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
  5. Essential sources of vitamins help to restore and strengthen hair. 

A great way to pave the pathway of Thinking Green is by using bamboo products! Trust me bamboo can make you look bamboo-tiful. 

Pacific Bamboo Resources is dedicated to helping all industries move to the use of bamboo. With our expertise and experience, we are ready to help any business or organization take advantage of this amazing natural resource. Please contact us with any questions at info@pacificbamboo.org

Vons Brand, in Ghana, is a company that is dedicated to using natural resources, like bamboo, for products and packaging, while providing jobs to local communities.