Mums and Dads often ask us why we make our Wooden Toys from Bamboo. The answer is simple it’s one of the fastest growing plants on earth and it’s very strong. Combined with the fact it’s great to work with and has fantastic differences in grain and colour we love it….and so do our Customers.
Bamboo is actually a grass, not a tree, and can grow up to ninety one centimetres per day. That’s a Guinness world record! An amazing one kilometre of bamboo in less than four months is mind blowing compared to tree growth and makes Bamboo a very sustainable and natural material for construction. Indeed Bamboo is used in many countries for building scaffolds, wind breaks, bridges, animal shelters and houses. Toys made from sustainable plantation Bamboo have one of the lowest environmental impacts of any materials used for Toy making.
The Great Wall of China was constructed using Bamboo scaffolding!
Another significant benefit of Bamboo is strength. Bamboo is generally harder than most hardwoods with some varieties harder than Oak by up to three times. This makes it an idea material to make Toys from. The kids won’t break Bamboo Toys and that means nothing going into landfill, a big benefit for the environment. Also buying Toys once and having them last a lifetime is great value for money. These Toys can be passed to following generations as heirloom Toys.
Grandma and Granddad can tell stories of the great fun they had playing with them back in their day.
That’s why greengrub Wooden Toys use Bamboo to make our Toys and Gifts. Put them to the test yourself……. or get the kids to. We know you’ll agree Bamboo Wooden Toys are the best thing since sliced bread. Available online now at www.greengrubtoys.com.au