In celebration of World Bamboo Day, BedVoyage would like to tell you how we can help keep Happy Pandas!
We’re proud to announce that our bamboo is farmed, and grown specifically for use in textiles, not cut from natural forests. No Pandas are harmed in the making of our products, so we consider ourselves a Happy Panda Friendly company!
What Do Panda’s Eat?
You might be interested to learn that a panda’s daily diet consists almost entirely of the leaves, stems and shoots of various bamboo species. There’s little nutritional value in bamboo, so they must eat 26-83 pounds of it per day to meet their energy needs. Pandas are a member of the bear family, and possess the digestive system of a carnivore. Yet they’ve evolved to depend almost entirely on bamboo.
Pandas play a crucial role in China’s bamboo forests by spreading seeds and helping the vegetation to grow. The panda’s habitat is also important for the livelihoods of local communities. They use bamboo for food, to sell and produce income, fuel for cooking and heating, and medicine.
Pandas themselves are also economically and culturally valuable. They’re the national symbol of China and generate significant economic benefits for local communities, through ecotourism and other activities.
Where Do Panda’s Live?
Most of the remaining wild pandas live in the Minshan and Qinling mountains. The Chinese government, in partnership with WWF (World Wide Fund For Nature) has also developed bamboo corridors to link isolated pockets of forest. This allows the pandas within them to move to new areas, find more food and meet more potential breeding mates.
After a significant increase in recent years, China now boasts a network of 67 panda reserves. This safeguards more than 66% of the giant pandas in the wild and almost 54% of their existing habitat.
You can SLEEP BETTER knowing that BedVoyage is a Panda Friendly company. We make Sheet Sets, Coverlets, Duvet Covers, Shams, Towels, and an entire line of linens for babies! Our products make great gifts for family and loved ones, so we hope that you’ll celebrate World Bamboo Day with us and spread the joy of bamboo!