We Do Wood has chosen to design furniture in the material moso bamboo, because it is one of the most sustainable natural resources the world has. And it is the only woody plant that can keep up with the rate of human consumption and deforestation.
Some facts about bamboo:
– Bamboo is a fast growing grass and quickly reaches maturity in about four years versus 10-20 years for most softwoods (pine, cedar) and 40-80 years for hard woods (ash, birch, oak, teak).
-The bamboo root system is continually sprouting new growth and new shoots. This continuous sprouting makes replanting after harvesting unnecessary, as opposed to all types of wood. In addition, bamboo does this all naturally without any chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
– Bamboo is a crucial element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. A grove of bamboo naturally absorbs 2/3 more carbon dioxide and releases 1/3 more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees. Because of this, planting bamboo is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and help fight global warming.
– The soil quality in bamboo plantations is continually improved and soil erosion is prevented by the root system. This helps retain more water inland without drainage into the nearby river or lake. Furthermore, bamboo plants prevent water pollution through its high nitrogen consumption.
We Do Wood only work with certified plantations. This is our guarantee that our bamboo is grown without any chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers.
Furthermore the bamboo processing is done without the use of harmful chemicals and all adhesives used during processing and production has the lowest formaldehyde emissions in the industry, exceeding the strict European E1 standard for indoor air quality.
Our bamboo is shipped directly from the Chinese plantation to the European production facilities, which further reduces carbon emission from unnecessary transportation routes. Finally the furniture is flat-packed, which minimise the use of packaging material and decrease shipping volume.
We have done our best to reduce the carbon footprint of our products, all the way from the bamboo plantation to the final owner of our products. That is our responsibility.