Bamboo has become quite the darling of the sustainability movement over the past few years, and rightfully so; it doesn’t take long to grow, nor does it take long to replace, and that makes it a readily renewable resource in far less danger of depletion than some of its counterparts. Although a few less-than-honest manufacturers have jumped on the bamboo bandwagon, either misrepresenting the material or employing practices that are less than ideal in the name of remaining environmentally conscious, more conscientious furniture makers are doing the right thing and taking care of the earth around them. Of course, it never hurts to do a little research on any company from which you’re making a purchase, and with summer fast approaching, today’s roundup offers a host of inspiration points for bamboo patio furniture to get you started. So, happy hunting!
Fence found at Portland Bamboo Company.