One material seems to stand at the heart of the recent revolution in green products – bamboo. Bamboo is booming! There are a number of positive attributes of this grassy material (it is not wood as many believe) that have helped it gain momentum in the marketplace.
There are over 1000 species of bamboo. This amazing plant grows in tropical and temperate environments and is very hardy, not needing pesticides or herbicides to grow well. It is a type of grass and grows from its roots, when it is cut it quickly grows back with most species maturing in 3-5 years.
Not surprisingly, one root cause of the heightened popularity of bamboo can be attributed to an increase in knowledge and awareness of the material. The rise of brand awareness campaigns tooting the horn of bamboo’s eco benefits has opened the eyes of not only the early sustainable lifestyle adopters, but also the general population.
Bamboo has the ability to grow everywhere except Antarctica and survive in many different climate conditions, and it reduces carbon dioxide and increases the production of oxygen as much as 30% more than other plants such as hardwood forests. Bamboo is among the fastest growing and most adaptable materials on the planet. It can grow up to two inches per hour and matures in about five years, providing a constant and never-ending supply to the marketplace without endangerment to countless species (as long as native forests aren’t mowed down to make way for bamboo plantations, which isn’t common because bamboo can be grown on marginal and already worked-over lands). Compare that to hardwoods such as oak, which can grow about 12 inches per year and takes up to 120 years to mature.
Another possible cause for the dominating positive buzz for bamboo products is the fact that it is so versatile and can be used and made into almost anything, from flooring and paper to clothing and building materials. It’s soft and durable when woven, is extremely durable when made into clothes and boasts anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Since it also has a tensile strength stronger than steel, bamboo is popular in building materials. Essentially, you can build your house, your office, your décor and your wardrobe entirely from bamboo.
With dwindling forests and rising global temperatures, people are led to realise the need to save the woods. An increasing number of people are opting for eco-friendly furniture. There is a wide variety of eco-friendly furnishing materials available, which not only offer a rich look, but are also inexpensive.
Bamboo and Cane are vital parts of social structure in north-eastern India. A wide variety of baskets, pails, rain shields, structural elements, haversacks, accessories and tools are made with the versatile sustainable bamboo. North-east is the hub for eco-friendly and sustainable bamboo and cane handicrafts in India. Bamboo and Cane are used to create an array of furniture, utensils, baskets, bowls and interior decoration products.
Bahcane brings to you, traditional handicrafts and the culture behind them, directly from the very home of the Indian artisan. We have a range of Bamboo and Cane products providing for the living, kitchen, dining, seating, planters, baskets, bowls etc.
In the kitchen section, we have several bowls each with a distinct characteristic of its own.
The “Bonbhuj” folding tray table finds its name from the Assamese origin, meaning “Picnic”. It is light and easy to carry around. This Bonbhuj Folding table is the perfect melange of brilliant design and utility. Be it outdoors in your garden or in the living, this will be a go-to place to keep your daily essentials handy. As for the maintenance, it cleans easily with a damp cloth without any hassle.