Contrary to popular belief, bamboo uses a lot of toxic chemicals and processing in highly unsustainable environmental methods. We do not use bamboo or its derivatives in rayon/viscose/lyocell as these fabrics are not made organically. They may be grown organically but to get it from a beautiful sturdy plant to a silky fabric is a very different not talked about enough story. At this stage, there is no strict organic certification that covers the full process of bamboo textile production.
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) the leading global gold organic standard will NOT certify bamboo. Why not? GOTS state that "...the natural bamboo is used but it is melted and regenerated in a viscose / rayon process and can therefore not be considered as natural or even organic fibre, even if the bamboo plant was originally certified organic on the field."
It turns out that bamboo requires a lot of chemicals, like carbon disulphide, sulphuric acid or formaldehyde, to turn a beautiful hard woody fibre in to a silky soft fabric and then on top of that it is dyed and finished with more toxic chemicals for that silky smooth feeling and colour. Nothing organic left in what was once a beautiful plant.
We prefer to leave the bamboo for the pandas and work with natural fibres from start to finish like organic cotton and coming soon to Bhumi luxurious organic linen where it starts in its natural organic state and finishes in its natural organic state.