Bamboo is an environmentally friendly and ethically responsible choice. Bamboo is one of the world’s preeminent sustainable resources and is the fastest growing plant on earth. It is actually classified as a grass species and not a tree.
Our bamboo is grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Bamboo’s versatility is becoming apparent throughout various industries and products; Zhai's clothing is one of the newest developments.
Bamboo is a plant with amazing regenerative qualities and reaches maturity in 3 to 4 years, compared with the 25 to 70 years that commercial tree species need. Bamboo thrives naturally without any pesticides or fertilizers. This makes bamboo a naturally renewable and sustainable resource.
As a grass species bamboo is cut, not uprooted. The roots stay in the ground, stabilizing the soil and reducing erosion.
Bamboo is also known to improve soil quality in degraded and eroded areas of land.
Being rainfed and having modest water requirements, bamboo minimizes its impact on freshwater resources.
Bamboo soaks up significantly more carbon dioxide and generates more oxygen than a comparable row of trees. As such, it has a positive effect on global warming by reducing greenhouse gases.
Zhai Pte Ltd uses fabric provided by suppliers using a closed loop system where no waste is released back into the environment.
Zhai's products are produced with great attention to social and environmental values. The quality of bamboo is controlled and adheres to the international organic standards of OCIA/NOP.
The Oeko-Tex Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system ensuring that the bamboo used to produce fibre for Zhai's apparels, is 100% organically grown. All components of the fabric have to comply with the required criteria without exception.
The dyes used for Zhai's products are strictly azo-free. Workers are not exposed to toxic clothing dyes. Presently, we carry products which use eco friendly vegetable dye and we will continue to feature this natural dye in future collections.
Zhai's suppliers use a closed-loop system which does not exchange any waste with the outside world. Reuse, recycle, recover.