PHILOSOPHY:“Bamboo has become a popular choice not only because of its renewable qualities,” says Ed Muehlberger, vice president of Fashion Optical Displays. “It gives a clean, contemporary look that offers endless possibilities for architects and interior designers, whether the focus is on green building or cutting-edge design. The natural grain of this product shows beautifully both in the natural blonde tone or in a darker, richer color that comes from kiln-drying the bamboo.”
MARKETING: Fashion Optical Displays uses bamboo sources certified by the American non-profit Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The FSC sets
standards for sustainable forest management and certifies hardwoods and other products are harvested from certified, well-managed forests. For those involved in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design project, Fashion Optical’s bamboo products can help in obtaining LEED credits for low-emitting materials, utilization of a rapidly renewable material and use of an FSC-certified product.
PRICE POINT: For additional information, contact Fashion Optical Displays, (800) 824-4106; web site: www.fashionoptical.com
Bamboo is a group of woody perennial evergreen plants that are part of the grass family. They are the fastest growing woody plants in the world with a growth rate that can surge as much as 24 inches a day. Bamboo generates 35 percent more oxygen and consumes more carbon dioxide than an equivalent stand of trees.