Bambrella® and the Environment
Bambrella® is a certificate holder in the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) scheme and we endeavour to source our bamboo through FSC® certified forests.
The FSC® have only been certifying bamboo forests since 2008 and although bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, we at Bambrella® feel that these bamboo forests need to be managed responsibly. This ensures that our bamboo is well managed, and protects local communities and natural wildlife.
All the materials used in the production of our umbrellas are 100% recyclable. The oil finish we use has a low VOC and the bamboo is dipped rather than sprayed. The glues we use are European and are rated well within the EU, E1 standard. Recycled materials are used for packaging where possible. All this helps keep the impact of manufacturing on the environment to a minimum. At Bambrella® we understand our social responsibilities and require our international partners to adhere to high levels of welfare, far exceeding local labour standards.
As a member of the Leisure & Outdoors Furniture Association (LOFA) Bambrella® is also linked to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). We register all our designs at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and additionally protect it at the Anti Copying In Design (ACID) society. Bambrella® is also proud to be a member of WWF-UK’s Business Club – a community of enterprises who are supporting WWF’s urgent work to build a future where people live in harmony with nature by conserving biological diversity, promoting sustainable use of natural resources, reducing wasteful consumption, cutting pollution and carbon emissions.