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“In the Giant Bamboo we can see a solid bridge that will take Italian agriculture into the future”.

Wood “In the Giant Bamboo we can see a solid bridge that will take Italian agriculture into the future” The Onlymoso Giant Bamboo is a grass and grows very rapidly – almost 1 metre per day – and can produce almost 20 times as much wood as an equal number of other types of trees. It can be used both as a finishing material and as a structure.

According to various studies, Bamboo is a very strong and resistant building material, flexible, adaptable, with various aesthetic qualities and also environmentally friendly; moreover, it proves to be very valuable in case of earthquakes as it has excellent flexibility properties. Due to its fast growth it does not cost too much although it is a valuable type of timber.

Second, but not least, is the positive environmental impact that characterises bamboo – in addition to purifying the air by generating oxygen (35% more than other trees), it does not create pollution as its cultivation does not require either chemical or natural fertilisers (respecting the soil), nor pesticide treatments as it is already endowed with antifungal and anti-parasitic substances by nature.

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Bamboo fibre is naturally hypoallergenic and antifungal and possesses bamboo-kun, a very strong antibacterial agent. Thanks to its smooth, rounded texture on the skin, it remains fresh and delicate, has a natural shine both to the touch and to the eye, and protects against UV radiation.
It is mainly used for clothing, undergarments, swimwear, bathrobes and towels and in sanitary materials as well as indoor and outdoor furniture.

The processing of bamboo consists of transforming the woody parts into textile fibre by crushing, and there are mainly two methods used:

  • through natural enzymes similar to those used in the processing of hemp and cotton that produce a rigid canvas-like fabric with a more obvious weft used mainly for underwear, shirts and trousers;
  • by means of a non-toxic substance, ‘N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide-monohydrate’, from which a bleached cellulosic fibre is obtained; in this process, the material obtained is 99.5% utilised in other processes, creating minimal waste. The latter is also a totally sustainable and environmentally friendly method and bamboo viscose is obtained from it, which is softer and silkier to the touch.