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What Are The Benefits Of Manufacturing With Bamboo?

Oct 25, 2020 | General, Manufacturing in China

Last year, we published this post on manufacturing with bamboo fibre in our products. As a sustainable and versatile material that omits the need for plastics, bamboo products are becoming very popular with the eco conscious consumer and as a consequence, the suppliers who source their products with us! 

As an eco conscious company, GHL is FSC Certified, meaning we source products from manufacturers that meet the requirements of the Forest Stewardship Council. The materials we source for our clients come from well-managed forests and/or recyclable sources.

In our previous post, we touched briefly on the kinds of products that can be manufactured with bamboo, but let’s look in more detail about our more popular products and why they are sought after. 

Bamboo Makeup Brushes

Bamboo makeup brushes are a must have for the beauty lovers out there. Not only is it sustainable, as a material it is water resistant, meaning the bristles of the brush are less likely to shed as is common with lower quality brushes. When the brushes are no longer any good, the bamboo fibre is biodegradable, so an essential for any eco conscious customer who’s looking to avoid further plastic pollution.

Bamboo Soap Dishes

As with the makeup brushes, bamboo soap dishes offer water resistance. The last thing a customer wants is for their soap holder to soak through. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, so there won’t be any build-up of bad bacteria in the dish or on the soap bar.

Charcoal Infused Toothbrushes

Charcoal toothbrushes are the latest in dental care. Made with a bamboo handle, they prove to be sustainable and biodegradable. But the charcoal also adds extra benefits. When toothbrushes are infused with charcoal, they are shown to whiten teeth, freshen breath and remove bacteria unlike standard brushes. Activated charcoal as been proven to whiten teeth through its highly absorbent properties, binding to acidic components to remove stains. Charcoal also has antibacterial properties, as with bamboo, so customers don’t have to worry about bacteria build up on the handle or bristles of the brush. The charcoal toothbrushes are also found to remove more plaque than the standard nylon bristled toothbrush.


Bamboo razors are eco friendly, biodegradable and long lasting. The bamboo handle means an end to single use razors that add to growing plastic pollution with its strong, durable qualities.

Bamboo is sought after for many products, such as makeup removal pads, reusable cups, cutlery, kitchen towels and more. Because of its fast growing nature, it is a sustainable material that can end the use of single use plastics. As a plant, it also absorbs large amount of CO2 and produces more oxygen than other plants, proving to be better for the environment not only in manufacturing but during its growth!

Our consumption of single use plastics has grown into a global pollution problem; consumers and businesses alike are waking up to the need to produce for eco-friendly, sustainable substitutes. Offering antibacterial properties, durability and its ability to filter water is what makes bamboo such a great, eco conscious alternative to both paper and plastic in manufacturing.

Get in touch with the GHL Sourcing team for your cost effective and sustainably sourced bamboo products!

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