Bamboo is one of the most beloved plants of all time. Its been used for thousands of years to create everything, from mega buildings in Asia, clothing, cooking utensils, bicycles in Alabama, musical instruments, a source of food, and much more. Bamboo is one of the fasting sources of renewable biofuel, and is an incredible resource for health and beauty products…BUT, is it a “safe choice” (eco-friendly, environmentally safe, and sustainable) for clothing?
Factory workers, farmers, and tradesmen at the end of the supply chain, are not making a living wage. They’re being forced further into poverty, creating a messy global economic environment. Fairtrade works to reverse the negative trajectory, and challenge the the current “fast fashion” business model. Because of this effort, lives are being transformed at every level.