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  • Bamboo is the new eco material of choice
  • Bamboo is the new eco material of choice
    Ivan Solart (2009) ©
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Bamboo is the new eco material of choice

Bamboo isn’t just the stuff that pandas have for dinner; it’s a durable, sustainable and versatile material. Furniture designers have been utilising its natural strength for quite some time, but it's now being used to produce underwear, bedding and even electronics.

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