Bamboo has often been compared to a culture of resilience that Filipinos have cultivated throughout history. This is because of its high tensile strength which is ideal in making furniture, houses, and, in this case, bikes. Boy Siojo, along with his colleagues in Bambu Technologies, has been advocating the use of bamboo because of its sustainability. It is abundant and easy to harvest.
Another striking feature of the bamboo bikes from Bambu Tech. is the craftsmanship behind them. Some of their workers are the same people who harvest the bamboo they use. More than the basic structure, the workers also incorporate their indigenous art in the body of the bikes by etching representations of their tribes’ history. This goes to show that the business does not only help the environment but it also helps Filipinos in the provinces.
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Watch a replay of Green Living’s feature on Bambu Tech on June 11, 2013, 9:3o pm on ANC.