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Our aim is to make the world’s most comfortable socks, while not harming the environment in the process. That means using sustainable materials wherever possible, fully understanding and evolving our supply chain, and minimising our environmental impact.
Since the start, BAMBUSO has endeavoured to be as sustainable as possible. That’s why we decided early on that when it came to making our socks, we would not use the cheapest available options which we knew could compromise our values.
We’ve taken the time to visit the people in our supply chain and we’re happy that we’re doing as much as we can to put sustainability at the heart of what we do.
BAMBUSO has an aspiration to be a net zero carbon emissions business. We aim to achieve this by doing as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint in our supply and distribution chains, and offsetting the remaining carbon emissions.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action by all countries, developed and developing, to join a global partnership to help tackle some of the key issues we face as a planet today. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
At BAMBUSO, we support the aim of all of the UN SDGs. We think that three are particularly relevant to us:
- Responsible consumption and production
- Climate action
- Life on land
We are guided by these goals and will use them to inform the decisions we take and the organisations we choose to work with. We are a commercial organisation, but we want to make a positive impact on society.
There are many benefits for bamboo as a fabric choice. First and foremost, we were astounded at the softness of bamboo yarn. It is far superior to alternatives like cotton for keeping your feet comfortable all day. Many people compare bamboo yarn with the softness of cashmere.
As well as being soft, the naturally hollow construction of bamboo fibres mean that it is a moisture-absorbing fabric. That means it is insulating in colder months, and breathable and cooler when it is warmer.
Vitally for us, bamboo is also an extremely environmentally friendly crop. It is one of the world’s most sustainable plants as it requires very little water and far less land area to grow when compared to traditional alternatives like cotton. Bamboo also absorbs around five times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than the equivalent of hardwood trees. It also requires no chemicals or pesticides to grow.