Bamboobay Journal

Bamboobay Journal

Where it all began 

Started 2012 in Brighton, BamBooBay was founded out of a shared love of board sports, the great outdoors and enjoying life with friends.
BamBooBay is a ethically conscious clothing company that offers a range of sustainable fabrics to chose from such as Organic Cotton, Bamboo, Recycled and natural materials.
Not satisfied with the production norms of the time, BamBooBay strived to use only high quality sustainable materials and techniques in their production to protect the outdoors that give us all so much. They have taken the brand from the French Alps and South West beaches to the mountains of Canada and have a strong core of BamBooBay Homies Getting Lost in the things they love all around the world.
Chapter 1: Drunken Sailor Seamus Collection
Ranulph Horne is a Brighton based illustrator and designer who has illustrated the Seamus Collections for Bamboobay. His early years were spent growing up on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, before relocating south. After graduating in printmaking in 2010, he began working as a designer in the city. Ranulph's deep rooted inspiration comes from the ever changing landscape, history and culture of coastal life. His passion and drive continues to fuel his creative endeavours, from illustrating pieces of repurposed wood, engraving a handmade leather belt or cooking up some freshly caught fish on the beach. 
 
Organic Cotton
 

Like organic foods 20 years ago, the idea of organic cotton is confusing too many of us. It’s taken a little longer to catch on because the correlation isn’t as direct. We don’t eat cotton fibre (at least we hope you don’t!) However, more people are becoming knowledgeable as to how the organic cotton movement is just as powerful and important as that of organic foods.

In addition to being one of the most widely grown crops in the world, growing conventional cotton is also one of the most chemical-intensive. These chemicals have tremendous impact on the earth’s air, water, soil, and the health of people in cotton-growing areas. They are among the most toxic chemicals as classified by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The problem is even worse in developing countries with uninformed consumers, and lack of stable institutions and property rights. In addition to destroying the land, thousands of farmers die from exposure to these chemicals every year.

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilisers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.

Third-party certification organisations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilisers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.