Designer, Jiang Qiong Er, emphasizes fine living and tradition with her work. Utilizing ancient arts in modern forms, bamboo weaving is a practice that’s found its place in her product line.
Check out more on how she brings bamboo weaving her her work here!
Sangaru is widely known for his work with design, furniture and bamboo. He had this to say about bamboo:
“I was exposed to bamboo in its totality, where the way of life of the natives was bamboo. This exposure to how a single material that is so very basic can be used in so many different ways, forms and applications was extraordinary.”
Read the full interview here!
And you’ll never guess who was in it! Boy we’re glad we got a dedicated studio space once we finished prototyping.
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Recently saw this shirt for sale over at Showers Pass. What looks like an ordinary henley shirt is actually a mix of pure material genius. The fabric is a 50/50 blend of merino wool and bamboo.
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Our newest rig is a custom-designed mega fun machine. What’s that mean? It’s purpose built and features a few special bits and bobs that really makes it fun to rip around on.
Read on to learn what makes this ride so interesting.
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Our friends at Factory Five are big fans of quality bikes, parts and equipment. They’re the cool cats behind the Lattice Chainring, one of the lightest, most stylish track chain rings on the market.
They recently spotted our most recent post and were moved to do a little write-up on how well their ring goes with our bamboo frames. Match made in heaven if you ask us.
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Our most recent Bamboo 8 build, featuring a few worthwhile upgrades. Our pal Mark was delighted with the final result. His new bamboo whip is just what he wanted and is unlike anything in town.
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Go together like a horse and carriage. This bike was custom-built for our buddy Matt in Shanghai as a gift from his caring girlfriend. Let’s just say he loved his new bamboo ride so much he couldn’t help but ask his girlfriend to marry him.
Custom integrated rack feature on our standard Bamboo 8 geometry frame.
Romantic lighting makes for fine bicycle photography.
Congratulations to Matt and his fiancé! Here’s to many smooth miles on the tandem bicycle tour that is marital bliss.
Our shipping rates are tough to beat. But for some, it’s just worth the trip to Chengdu to see where it all started. Don’t believe us? Here are a couple happy customers with their new bamboo bikes.
Aaron of Oz and his brand new Shimano 105 equipped road bike.
Louis of Louisville and his sweet new bamboo fixed gear. This one’s a real show-stopper.
Note the grins these guys got going on.