We bet you didn’t know that Bamboo is a magical plant? OK, it’s not really - it's grass, not a tree. Under the right conditions, it can grow a whole full meter in just a day — you can literally watch it grow (seriously)! It is also fast maturing. A new bamboo plant is mature enough to harvest after three to six years, depending on the species.
Most importantly, bamboo is a renewable resource. Unlike hardwood trees, bamboo regrows after harvesting, just like grass regrows after cutting. After it is mature, bamboo can be harvested every single year for the life of the plant, talk about sustainable power!
Bamboo has a slew of other advantages too - the roots grab onto soil and hold it fast, which prevents mudslides and erosion in some countries. And both Bamboo and charcoal made from bamboo burns much more efficiently and cleaner - making for cleaner, healthier air quality.
We think the top benefit of Bamboo is the ability to be harvested to make durable goods and be greener for it, as opposed to not using it.
The WeWood Team
My name is Tamera (Tam) and I'm happy to be joining the PROOF community!
There are so many exciting plans in store and we will be rolling out deets as they happen - so stay tuned!
In the meantime, watch our space for everything PROOF eyewear - including new product roll-outs and features.
Come and visit us at the Big design market this Friday to Sunday at The Royal Exhibition Building located just north of Melbourne's CBD, next to the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens.
We will be exhibiting the whole range of Wewood Watches with some special offers and competitions!
Check out http://thebigdesignmarket.com/visit.html for more details!
A New Edition to the Proof Wooden Eyewear Australia Team Riders Caiden Fowler
Caiden is 22 years, Lives in Blarigowrie on the Mornington Peninsula. He is current Morninton Peninsula Club Champion
and ranked in the top 3 surfers in Victoria. Caiden placed 9th at the 2012 Open Mens Australian surfing Titles, and is off to qualify for some world competitions next year overseas. He really enjoys big wave tow in surfing, not just small waves and competition.
Welcome to the Branched team Caiden! And we look forward to seeing some shots of you wearing some of our gear.
Here are some pics of Caiden :-