This generously sized reversible baby's bib is stylish (and practical!) and features a very cute embroidered bee motif which is sure to catch the attention of little eyes! It has velcro fastening at the neck and is made from two layers of hemp denim fabric so if it gets particuarly mucky on the bee side it can be turned over and you have a clean side to use!
Responsibly produced in China where there are safe working conditions and fair labour practices. Made from a double layer of hemp denim fabric which is a blend of hemp and certified organic cotton. It has the feel of a soft linen-like cotton and will only get better with age. Hemp has eight times the tensile strength and four times the durability of other natural fibers, and is mildew resistant and anti-microbial. It is also self-extinguishing and won't burn like cotton, or melt like synthetic fabrics. Comes with a smart swing tag giving details about the material used.
Hand or machine wash cold, gentle cycle, reshape and line dry.
Approximately 26cm wide x 27cm long (from shoulder).
Hemp is one of the few plants whose by-products can either be eaten, sat on, written on or worn. The entire plant can be used, from seed to foliage, for use in such diverse products as building materials, paper and foods. It has been cultivated for industrial purposes for over 12,000 years. Industrial hemp was the desired fibre used to manufacture rope, canvas, paper, and clothing until alternative textiles and synthetics for these purposes were later discovered.Hemp is planted in dense crops not allowing sun light to penetrate, which reduces weed growth by 95%, therefore eliminating the need for herbicides. No pesticides are used due to the inherent properties contained in the plant itself - it has the ability to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi, making it the ideal ‘fibre for our future.’ This means that water quality is improved because there is no toxic runoff from the fields. As a result of this, hemp does not require organic growing certification.
Responsibly made in China where there are safe working conditions and fair labour practices. Producer Bambu is also B Corp certified which means the company’s business model and entire operations are evaluated to see how they impact their workers, community and environment. In short, B Corporation is to business what Fairtrade certification is to food.
Bambu was established in 2003 with a goal to reducing our use and reliance on plastic by providing people with beautiful, non-toxic, sustainable products made from nature.
Founders Jeff & Rachel were born in Portland, Oregon – a place that prides itself on local, homegrown and eco-friendly values, and when they relocated to China for work, (a place often criticised for its manufacturing processes), they took these values with them. They wanted to see if they could find a way of doing things differently – creating interest and excitement in sustainable materials, whilst adhering to ethical business practices.
Today bambu continue to focus on the same key values. They source materials locally, work with people who work with their hands, and produce safe and durable products that will last for years. The primary material they work with is bamboo – well known these days as an endlessly renewable resource that grows very fast without the need for pesticides or fertilisers – and they also work with other sustainable materials such as cork and organic cotton.
For bambu sustainability goes beyond the balance between what they take from the earth and what they return to it. It is central to how they conduct themselves as a business. They are committed to 3rd party certification and testing, promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions and ‘green’ their supply chain. The result – a number of accolades by leading associations and trade groups.
Bambu is also B Corp certified which means the company’s business model and entire operations are evaluated to see how they impact their workers, community and environment. In short, B Corporation is to business what Fairtrade certification is to food.