Bamboo Village was created in 2010 and exists for the everyday, environmentally aware consumer. That is, those that are interested in making eco-friendly choices when it comes to their purchases but only if those products were of exceptional style, function and quality.
We aim to offer you access to products that match or exceed the function, quality and style of their cotton and timber counterparts, making the eco-friendly choice an easy one to make for those who perhaps sit on the fence when it comes to environmentally friendly alternatives.
We're not interested in selling you inferior bamboo products - so we only stock great products from brands we trust (...and that's why we can offer our guarantee!)
It is our mission to find and bring to you the best of the best bamboo products. Every product featured on this website has been thoroughly reviewed and tested for quality, style and function and we continue to use (and rave about!) these products in our own homes. We source bamboo products from around the world that are beautiful, serve a need and yet are made from a resource that has a minimal environmental footprint.
Why bamboo? We choose to focus on bamboo products because of the ecologically sound nature of bamboo’s growing cycle - it grows prolifically yet requires little water, pesticides and fertilisers and does not need replanting. In hardwood form it looks and feels divine yet has incredible strength and durability. In textile form, we know bamboo is more absorbent than cotton, feels luxuriously soft to touch and wear and retains some of the bamboo plant’s inherent antibacterial properties (not yet proven, but you only need to leave a load of wet washing sitting for a day or two to know there is truth to the claim!). Bamboo has been used for centuries in the East but is only now being recognised in the West for its myriad of uses.
Our best selling product would be our bamboo work socks. These socks are popular with men and women working in the mining and agricultural industries because they outperform wool, cotton and synthetic socks on comfort, durability, breathability and absorbency. They are an excellent example of the type of product we aim to make more readily available.
We believe that choosing an environmentally friendly alternative, such as bamboo, shouldn't mean compromising quality, function or style. So we have sourced products worldwide that allow you to embrace sustainability...with style.
We sincerely hope you enjoy these products as much as we do - and visit us regularly to check out new and exciting bamboo products sourced from around the world.
Environmental Organisations We Support
|The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. It campaigns on climate change, rivers, oceans, forests, and for a nuclear free, sustainable Australia.|
|Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is Australia's only national charity dedicated solely to protecting precious ocean wildlife. AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. It works to recover our threatened species, stop overfishing and create marine national parks, places in the sea where our wildlife is safe.|
|Surf Life Saving Australia (SLS) creates a safe environment on and off the beaches of Australia through lifesaving patrols, training programs and education. It is Australia's major water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. Its volunteer surf lifesavers, paid lifeguards and rescue services perform more than 11,000 rescues each year around Australia's coastline.|
|National Toxics Network (NTN) is a community based network working to ensure a toxic-free future for all. It support communities involved in hazardous waste management, pesticides and environmental health issues.|
|Surfrider Foundation Australia (SFA) is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Australia's oceans, waves and beaches for all people. It advocates for the sustainable management and use of the coastal zone and aims to increase awareness of many issues impacting on our enjoyment of it.|
|Leave No Trace Australia (LNT) is dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships. It builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage.|
|Clean Up Australia runs campaigns and projects to collect and remove rubbish from the local environments, promote recycling and educate on climate change issues. It works with the community, government and business to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably every day of the year.|