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Inspiring Story from Uganda: She Quit Real Estate to Grow Bamboo

Inspired by reading and watching news on climate change, Divine Nabaweesi quit being a real estate agent to start a social enterprise business of Bamboo growing. She says the turning point was after she lost interest and passion of continuing as a real estate agent – a job she held for seve…

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Bamboo Star Agro-Forestry – Unlocking Ethiopia’s Bamboo Potential

In Ethiopia about one million hectares of land is occupied by bamboo forests which makes it Africa’s largest reserve of bamboo. Coupled with eager foreign investment, Ethiopia is leading the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa. Bamboo Star Agro-Forestry (BSAF), a company founded by succe…

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Made from Bamboo, (f)route POD by Giant Grass will give camping a whole new glamorous experience

“Promoting the use of bamboo is at the heart of what we do at Giant Grass”, says the company’s website. Its latest offering is the glamourous (f)route POD – a semi-permanent structure which can be used for camping, accommodation, as a studio or meditation space or possibly used as a gazebo in bac…

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Bamboo Floor Tiles made in the state of Tripura in North East India is headed for European market

Bamboo flooring is a growing craze worldwide. It is uniquely attractive, strong, resilient, moisture and stain resistant and environmentally friendly. Bamboo is ecologically friendly and has unrivalled capacity to capture carbon. It is a family of grass and not a tree, it matures quickly in as li…

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MIT researchers working on ways to engineer the grass to create a more structurally sound building material

While bamboo has many similarities to wood as a building material, it also has very distinct properties. In-depth analysis of the microstructure of bamboo has uncovered its potential for use in composite materials with stronger and denser properties. Various attempts are going on aimed at develop…

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Check out the inspirational & iconic Gucci Bamboo bag!

The original Gucci Bamboo bag was first created in 1947 and is a small handbag crafted in pigskin with a curved bamboo handle. Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, the Gucci Bamboo bag was worn by countless international celebrities, establishing it as one of Gucci’s most beloved and successful handba…

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