Bambo Nature


Last updated: August 2016 



Spotlight on Best Buy Label: Bambo Nature


We speak to Bambo Nature, which sells eco-friendly children's products


Tell us a bit about Bambo Nature

Bambo Nature is a family owned brand which has been manufacturing eco-friendly children’s products for over 25 years. Operating from our head office and manufacturing facilities, based in Denmark, the story began for our parent brand, Abena, established in 1953, when our owner’s Grandfather fell ill and wanted to provide products that really focused on the end-user’s comfort and dignity.


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As a result of this, we now make it our mission to supply only the best quality disposable healthcare products, including our Bambo Nature nappies and training pants, which we are so happy to have been awarded the Ethical Consumer Best Buy award for!

Bambo Nature is now sold on a global scale, so parents and children can enjoy the benefits of high quality, eco conscious products worldwide!


If you had to sum up the ethos of Bambo Nature in two sentences, what would it be?


Bambo Nature’s ethos is focused on minimising our impact on the environment, without compromising on performance or quality.


Why do you think you received a best buy?

We focus on the whole lifecycle of the product, for example, we operate in a production facility where 95% of all production waste is recycled and our winning recipe for success is our environmental credentials combined with high performing products. We have full product lifecycle transparency which is actually quite rare in our industry!


How do you differ from your competitors?

We are proud to have a dedicated R&D team who are always looking to improve our products, minimising our carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment, wherever possible. 


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We are proud of our eco credentials, such as the prestigious Nordic Eco-Label, while maintaining extremely high quality and performance that you can trust.



Have you ever had to make a business decision that challenged your ethics?

We are always working towards new methods to improve our products whilst minimising our impact on the environment. One of the ideas we came up with recently, specifically for Bambo Nature nappies, was to use biological SAP (from corn, for example) within the core of the nappy. This would make the nappies more desirable amongst some of our customers as they would perceive them to be more “natural”.

However, this sparked further debates within our team around the moral aspect of this issue; concluding that we felt that it would be morally wrong to us to use food in disposable products when in some parts of the world there is, unfortunately, a food shortage. There were also concerns that this could compromise the high performance of our products, something we are very proud of and is important for Bambo Nature, this is something that would have needed to be investigated into further, should we have pursued this further.


What major changes have you noticed within your sector in past 5 years?


We are pleased to see that it is a growing consideration for companies to take their impact on the environment more seriously. Our consumers want to know more about their products, where they come from, how they are made and what exactly is inside them. We hope to see this trend continuing, and supporting the growth of a more sustainable future.



How do you see your organisation evolving in the next 5 years?

We are, and will continue to be innovative and exceed consumer’s expectations. We have lots of exciting new products in the pipeline and can’t wait to share these with you soon – so watch this space!!


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