Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business

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Honest entrepreneurship

Nowadays we live in a consumer society based on the Friedmann system of ‘profit at all costs’.

Unfortunately the clothing industry plays a key role in this society. 

The focus of fast fashion is always on more and more, and then more in less time.

Fast, faster, fastest.  And as cheap as possible.

Here, at a glance, you can read a few facts about the harmful environmental consequences:

  • The textile industry is, except for oil and gas, the most polluting industry and is responsible for 10% of global Co2 emissions
  • The main driver of this high percentage of co2 emissions, is not from distribution, but due the energy used during the dying and finishing of the fabrics.
  • Furthermore every second another bin lorry full of textiles is thrown away and burned.
  • And the textile industry produces 20% of global waste water.

But also, the adverse impact on the work and living conditions for the workers that produce the clothes.  

Honest entrepreneur-ship

Nowadays we live in a consumer society based on the Friedmann system of ‘profit at all costs’.

Unfortunately the clothing industry plays a key role in this society. 

The focus of fast fashion is always on more and more, and then more in less time.

Fast, faster, fastest.  And as cheap as possible.

Here, at a glance, you can read a few facts about the harmful environmental consequences:

  • The textile industry is, except for oil and gas, the most polluting industry and is responsible for 10% of global Co2 emissions
  • The main driver of this high percentage of co2 emissions, is not from distribution, but due the energy used during the dying and finishing of the fabrics.
  • Furthermore every second another bin lorry full of textiles is thrown away and burned.
  • And the textile industry produces 20% of global waste water.

But also, the adverse impact on the work and living conditions for the workers that produce the clothes.  

    The mass demand for clothing leads to worrying consequences

    The mass demand for clothing leads to worrying consequences

    fast fashion

    ❌ Growing clothing waste mountains

    ❌ Unsafe working conditions

    ❌ Unliveable wages

    ❌ Climate pollution

    ❌ Marine pollution 

    ❌ Deforestation

    ❌ Biodiversity loss

    ❌ Agricultural pollution

    ❌ ‘Plastic soup’ in the ocean

    Photo Kiwa Dokokano (oneworld.nl)

    "It is estimated that more than 50% of all the fast fashion produced is dumped within a year’"

    From fast to slow fashion

    Bamboo Belgium consciously chooses for a fair, transparent production process in Europe and a sustainable business in the form of slow fashion from Bamboo.

    ✔️ Without seasonal or trend driven collections

    ✔️ Without ‘dirt cheap’ sales prices with continual reductions

    ✔️ Without stimulating buying behaviour and addictions with greenwashing

    We are not striving to sell clothing for maximal profits, because in the clothing industry we are losing the respect and awareness of the soil, people and animals.

    As a consumer, you think you’ve got a good deal when you buy something for 10 euros, but what lies behind it in the production process?

    And what ecological footprint are you unconsciously leaving behind?

    Do you dare to look yourself in the mirror?

    It is time for change in the clothing industry, without the environmental pollution, climate damage and exploitation of workers.

    Our future thinking, ecological and sustainable vision is aimed precisely at contributing to a conscious and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

    Hence our slogan, ‘made with love, to be worn with love’

    From fast to slow fashion

    Bamboo Belgium consciously chooses for a fair, transparent production process in Europe and a sustainable business in the form of slow fashion from Bamboo.

    ✔️ Without seasonal or trend driven collections

    ✔️ Without ‘dirt cheap’ sales prices with continual reductions

    ✔️ Without stimulating buying behaviour and addictions with greenwashing

    We are not striving to sell clothing for maximal profits, because in the clothing industry we are losing the respect and awareness of the soil, people and animals.

    As a consumer, you think you’ve got a good deal when you buy something for 10 euros, but what lies behind it in the production process?

    And what ecological footprint are you unconsciously leaving behind?

    Do you dare to look yourself in the mirror?

    It is time for change in the clothing industry, without the environmental pollution, climate damage and exploitation of workers.

    Our future thinking, ecological and sustainable vision is aimed precisely at contributing to a conscious and environmentally friendly lifestyle.

    Hence our slogan, ‘made with love, to be worn with love’

    How can a fair price be determined and paid?

    How can a fair price be determined and paid?

    Transparent Pricing

    With a fair living wage, I want to contribute to a sustainable world. 

    In this way, every sustainable partner, in every link of the chain, that is part of the production and sales process of sustainable Bamboo Belgium clothing, receives a fair liveable wage.

    To provide you with a 100% transparent insight of who is involved in the production and sales process from A to Z, you can look at the list on the right.

    The sum from all the partners determines the value of the product and therefore the buying price.

    This should become the standard in the clothing industry, because in fast fashion workers are still working in unsafe and poor working conditions and being underpaid.

    That’s the thing with slow fashion, love, respect and equality comes first for people, animals and the environment.


    “With these steps, a fairly made shirt can’t cost only 20 euros”

    The sustainable partners and steps in the production and sales process:

    1. The farmer in the bamboo fields
    2. The transporter to the pulp factory
    3. The bamboo pulp factory
    4. The transport to the spinner
    5. The spinner making yarn from the pulp
    6. The transport to the weaver
    7. The weaver making the fabric
    8. The transport to the dyer
    9. The dying factory colouring the yarn with organic dye
    10. The transport to the fabric finisher
    11. The finisher working the fabric to stop piling
    12. The transport to the sewing factory
    13. The artisinal sewing factory
    14. The pattern designer
    15. The cutting team
    16. The sewing team
    17. Quality Control
    18. The ironing team
    19. The packing team
    20. The despatch and logistics to North Europe (via Belgium) or South Europe (direct)
    21. The onward transport in North Europe
    22. Overheads

    Transparent Pricing

    With a fair living wage, I want to contribute to a sustainable world. 

    In this way, every sustainable partner, in every link of the chain, that is part of the production and sales process of sustainable Bamboo Belgium clothing, receives a fair liveable wage.

    To provide you with a 100% transparent insight of who is involved in the production and sales process from A to Z, you can look at the list on the right.

    The sum from all the partners determines the value of the product and therefore the buying price.

    This should become the standard in the clothing industry, because in fast fashion workers are still working in unsafe and poor working conditions and being underpaid.

    That’s the thing with slow fashion, love, respect and equality comes first for people, animals and the environment.

    “With these steps, a fairly made shirt can’t cost only 20 euros”

    The sustainable partners and steps in the production and sales process:

    1. The farmer in the bamboo fields
    2. The transporter to the pulp factory
    3. The bamboo pulp factory
    4. The transport to the spinner
    5. The spinner making yarn from the pulp
    6. The transport to the weaver
    7. The weaver making the fabric
    8. The transport to the dyer
    9. The dying factory colouring the yarn with organic dye
    10. The transport to the fabric finisher
    11. The finisher working the fabric to stop piling
    12. The transport to the sewing factory
    13. The artisinal sewing factory
    14. The pattern designer
    15. The cutting team
    16. The sewing team
    17. Quality Control
    18. The ironing team
    19. The packing team
    20. The despatch and logistics to North Europe (via Belgium) or South Europe (direct)
    21. The onward transport in North Europe
    22. Overheads

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

    At Bamboo Belgium everything revolves around our five values: awareness, respect, transparency, equality and fairness.

    With the Sustainable Development Goals in mind, the focus lies on quality rather than quantity.

    More is not better

    More is not sustainable

    More is not forward-thinking

    Through choosing for less, we achieve more in the long run.

    And with that, we can create a ripple effect.

    So do you want to play your part in our important mission?

    Together we stand strong and we all do our part for the cause.

    The future is…sustainable clothing, sustainable living and sustainable business.

    Do you want to know more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

    The 17 Sustainable Development Goals

    At Bamboo Belgium everything revolves around our five values: awareness, respect, transparency, equality and fairness.

    With the Sustainable Development Goals in mind, the focus lies on quality rather than quantity.

    More is not better

    More is not sustainable

    More is not forward-thinking

    Through choosing for less, we achieve more in the long run.

    And with that, we can create a ripple effect.

    So do you want to play your part in our important mission?

    Together we stand strong and we all do our part for the cause.

    The future is…sustainable clothing, sustainable living and sustainable business.

    Do you want to know more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

    ‘You think you are making a good deal for € 10, but what lurks behind this in the production process?’

    Our Partners

    At Bamboo Belgium we select our partners with great care and attention.

    Both the partners in the clothing production and the partners that sell our clothes.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Read our blog about what the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are and how  we are working to be as sustainable a business as possible.

    Our Partners

    At Bamboo Belgium we select our partners with great care and attention.

    Both the partners in the clothing production and the partners that sell our clothes.

    Sustainable Development Goals

    Read our blog about what the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are and how  we are working to be as sustainable a business as possible.

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    Would you also like to do sustainable business?

    Would you also like to do sustainable business?

    Listen to our podcasts

    Fina loves to talk about the story behind Bamboo Belgium.  The more people she can reach, the more people can help to make sustainable clothing the standard.  Listen here to the podcasts and find out more about sustainable business.
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    Slow fashion from bamboo

    Start making a difference in the clothing industry today.

    Join the future

    Slow fashion from bamboo

    Start making a difference in the clothing industry today.

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