Our journey towards a more sustainable future has just begun, and what a start it has been. During the past month of February, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care, a prestigious event geared towards sustainable hygiene products, was celebrated by VIVANESS. And we are proud to announce that the Bamboovement eco-friendly disposable razor was awarded Best New Product, which recognises our commitment to sustainability and the effort dedicated to reducing our plastic footprint.
Designed with precision and performance in mind, this razor features three high-quality Swedish steel blades that glide smoothly over your skin for a close, pleasant shave each time. With its ergonomic grip, this razor fits comfortably in your hand, allowing for a seamless shaving experience. The handle is specially designed to provide a secure grip, so you can shave confidently without worrying about slips or cuts. On top of that, it is entirely unisex, meaning the ladies can say goodbye to all that ‘pink tax’ nonsense, and you and your partner can enjoy a quick and effective shave with razors from the same package.
However, the innovative aspect that struck the interest of the people attending the event did not come from its design or effectiveness but from the fact that it is the most natural disposable razor in the world. Made almost entirely from wood waste gathered from the Swedish wood industry, it is 99% plastic free. With these materials, not only is the need for large quantities of plastic for razor blades avoided, but what was previously considered waste is now contributing to a cleaner future.
Yet, our efforts towards a more sustainable future do not stop just there. In collaboration with ClimatePartner, we are offsetting the carbon released in the manufacturing of the razors by supporting indigenous people in their pursuit of avoiding the deforestation of the Matavén forest in Colombia, making the razors a carbon-neutral product.
We assure you that although we are deeply honoured, this award is only the beginning, and we stay committed to innovation and sustainability. In the meantime, if you want to ditch that gnawing feeling when you throw away a plastic razor, you can purchase our unique eco-friendly razors in the webshop. Simply by doing so, you will be already making a difference since a tree will be planted for every order you make!
For the true explorers out there, every journey is an opportunity to learn and discover something new. Today, we uncover the hidden benefits of eco-friendly amenity kits for airlines and how they can enhance your travel experience while being mindful of the environment. Collaboration increases impact and reach, which is why two Dutch startups partnered to revolutionise and inspire people to live more sustainably every day. Bamboovement aspires to be a one-stop shop for eco-friendly personal care products. Happy Tabs is dedicated to providing you with the best natural and plastic-free oral care.
Bamboovement and Happytabs accomplished the first 11,000-metre-high scoop in early September with KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, as the first client in the airline category. Bamboovement x Happytabs x KLM coming together has made it possible for travellers to enjoy amenities free of plastic. These eco-friendly amenity kits, available to KLM premium economy class passengers, include plastic-free items like toothpaste tablets and a bamboo toothbrush. This initiative demonstrates KLM's dedication to a more environmentally friendly future, where Bamboovement and Happy Tabs are proud suppliers of these eco-friendly signature products.
Yearly, more than 1 billion plastic toothpaste tubes, floss, and toothbrushes end up in landfills and oceans. This alarming statistic underlines how much we need to reduce our plastic waste. We've got a long way ahead of us. So, we have to look for creative opportunities. Large-scale changes allow the transformation to have a significant and long-lasting impact. That is why we hope the triple Dutch collaboration inspires other airlines, as well as hotels, resorts, night trains, and any long-distance carriers, to switch to plastic-free amenity kits and reduce their environmental impact.
We grow and learn along with the industry to give customers the most satisfying and sustainable experience possible. We firmly believe in the power of eco-friendly amenities and how they enable us to travel more harmoniously with the environment. Every small step counts, and collectively, we can make a magnificent difference in reducing plastic waste. We are honoured to contribute to a green future.
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The story of bamboo starts with the plants themselves. Over the past decade, the popularity of bamboo has increased to create materials and products that offer competitive sustainability like never before. Bamboo, a type of grass, is used to make many products, from furniture to clothing. As a result, it has many advantages when it comes to sustainability and living a healthy lifestyle.
Bamboo is a symbol of strength, flexibility, and growth.
Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in 24 hours and is one of the world’s fastest-growing plants. It can also be grown without pesticides or fertilizers, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice for sustainable living.
There are many bamboo products, from furniture to clothes to even food! In fact, bamboo has been used as an ingredient since ancient times in Asia. It contains more than twice the amount of protein that other plants do.
Bamboo is hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, and it has only recently been employed in personal care products. Bamboo has been popular due to its natural features as a sustainable resource that neither damages the environment nor human health. Bamboo fibers do not contain natural resins, so they do not have the same potentially harmful side effects as synthetic resins. Bamboo is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. All of this makes it an excellent substitute for many other materials found in personal care products.
"The use of bamboo as an alternative to plastics has been increasing with the discovery of its natural properties."
At Bamboovement, the story of bamboo has inspired us. We offer a solution to plastic pollution by replacing disposable, daily-used plastic products with eco-friendly alternatives. All of our products are created in harmony with nature. Most of them are from Moso bamboo, which can grow up to one meter per day in optimal conditions. We have tried and tested our items. Our bamboo toothbrush, for instance, has FSC certification.
Together with like-minded people, we work on innovative ideas to rid our world of plastic waste every day. Bamboovement is a global movement inspiring people to choose personal care products that protect our planet. We are grateful to many people who want to make our planet cleaner and greener.
“Life is better with a panda.“ We love pandas and their big eyes!
For the love of pandas, we can assure you that Bamboovement is completely safe for these adorable creatures. They prefer eating the leaves low to the ground, while the leaves of Moso bamboo grow too tall and are unreachable to them.
In terms of packaging and shipping materials, we strive for maximum sustainability with the lowest environmental impact. That’s why we ship our parcels in recyclable cardboard packages with paper tape and minimize their impact by planting a tree for every single one!
Our goal is to offer a complete climate-neutral product range. To learn more about our sustainability initiatives, check out the Tree Planting Project.