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How Bamboo the super plant can save our planet

How Bamboo the super plant can save our planet

Bamboo is a super-plant which has been used for everything from food to bridge building for thousands of years, but only in recent times have manufacturers begun to take a fresh look at this amazing plant and what it has to offer. It turns out that bamboo is an alternative that could really help solve a global problem.

With an incredible growth rate, faster than any other plant on the planet, some species of bamboo can grow more than 120cm per day! As such a fast growing and renewable resource, most species of bamboo can be harvested within one to five years, while hardwoods can take upwards of forty years to mature before they can be harvested. So bamboo's versatility as a hardwood substitute can help protect what remaining forests we have left on our once green planet.

After harvesting, new shoots grow from the plant's extensive already existing root system so there's no need for additional planting or cultivation. And even more excitingly, virtually every part of the plant can be used to create a variety of products, from mulch to furniture, chopsticks and clothing (such as our beautiful bamboo scarves!), so there is very little...

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How Coconut Bowls are helping to save the world!

How Coconut Bowls are helping to save the world!

When we found Coconut Bowls, we knew they were something special; gorgeous smooth bowls made from real coconuts. And whilst all of our products here at Aquamarine are ethical and eco-friendly, these Coconut Bowls are making a difference simply by existing as a reclaimed and up-cycled product!

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How Ethical Decor Brings Tranquility Into Your Home

How Ethical Decor Brings Tranquility Into Your Home

What makes your house a home? Is it the memories, history, and people within it, your unique and meaningful collection of belongings, or simply some combination of the two?

What we do know for sure is that a home is made up of so much more than the walls and roof that surround it. We also know that everything and everyone that you invite into your home will have an impact on the feel and mood of your space. While it can be easy to invite in wonderful and mindful guests who offer powerful stories and a positive touch, the same can’t always be said for the items we bring into our homes...

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How Plastic Free July Benefits Your Home and Our World

How Plastic Free July Benefits Your Home and Our World

Here at Aquamarine we love ethical and eco-friendly homewares, and we hate plastic with a passion! We are huge supporters of everything that helps to make our world a better place for everyone and we've been so impressed with all the wonderful people who have been taking part in Plastic Free July! We’re just so excited about the huge positive impact that everyone is making together, not just in their homes but for our planet, too...

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5 Steps to Styling Your Conscious Dining Space

5 Steps to Styling Your Conscious Dining Space

Between centrepieces, table runners, platters, and placemats, how does the everyday ethical home go about putting these pieces together? Well, creating the picture-perfect table setting takes care and balance, especially when choosing pieces that are made with love and only positive impact on their makers and the environment!

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