Can you tell us how/why you started your brand?

I studied a degree that included Chinese studies and Mandarin. This resulted in taking a job with the British Council teaching in a government run secondary school after graduating in 2008. It was whilst in China that I discovered what an incredible plant bamboo truly is. It is a super hero among plants being rapidly renewable and incredibly fast growing. I made anagrams of the word bamboo and came up with Mabboo - our logo also comprises the Chinese character for bamboo

We pride ourselves on making super soft ethical yoga clothes, if your brand had to be remembered for one thing, what would it be and why?

Mabboo’s purpose is to do better in bamboo. At the core of this is to use bamboo as the most sustainable alternative to a vast array of products. Bamboo is so versatile that it can be used to make anything from biodegradable toothbrushes to bamboo bikes. Mabboo as the original bamboo brand is a showcase for this.

How do you ensure you stay on top of ethical/eco trends and ensure your brand is moving in the right direction as it constantly evolves?

To build a brand around bamboo is very special, we’ll never deviate from our focus of producing the very best in bamboo. We are always striving to make to better products for you, which are kinder for the environment made in bamboo.

If you could share one tip for someone who wants to live more ethically and sustainably in 2019 what would it be and why?

Small changes can have a big impact…it’s just a one plastic toothbrush said one billion people…

What is your favourite product and why?

Thanks to my time in China I’m a huge tea addict! Our reusable tea flask keeps drinks hot for hours on end so is perfect for long journeys and the bamboo wrap is beautiful.

And finally, is there anything you would like to share with our readers?

With Christmas round the corner we’re expanding our range of zero waste bamboo alternatives so keep a eye on mabboo.com for exciting new sustainable stocking fillers!

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