Bambo Nature diapers have two layers of gussets to prevent leakage.
One is the leg cuff and the other is just inside the diaper. These tend to stick when diapers are packed and folded into the bag.
To maximize performance, make sure to do the following when you put the diaper on:
- stretch out the leg cuff to secure the leg
- run your finger along the inside gusset to pop it out
Leakage and blowouts may be an indication that the size is not right, not that the diaper does not work.
If you are experiencing this, try sizing up or down.
||Polypropylene (PP), permanently hydrophilic nonwoven.
|3 Layer Design made of:
- Acquisition Layer: Polyethylene (PET) and polypropylene (PP), white.
- Absorbent Core:
- SAP – Super absorbent polymer and permeable polyacrylate.
- Fluff – 100% FSC-certified cellulose fluff; Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF)-bleached with chlorine dioxide.
- Dusting Layer: 100% FSC-certified cellulose fluff; Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF)-bleached with chlorine dioxide.
|Standing Leg Cuffs
||Polypropylene (PP); hydrophobic.
||Spandex and polypropylene (PP).
||Breathable textile backsheet (BTBS).
||Hotmelt adhesive sprayed between layers; consists of resin and wax. Does not contain phthalates.
||Polypropylene (PP) hook tabs for repositioning.
||Polyethylene (PET) and polypropylene (PP).
||Hotmelt adhesive that changes color when wet.
ECF Fluff: Elemental chlorine-free fibers obtained from plant-based materials that create a soft filling.
Polyacrylate (SAP): A super absorbent polymer with the ability to absorb as much as 300 times its mass in liquid.
Polyethylene (PE): The most commonly used plastic in production globally; Bambo Nature’s, however, is made with biodegradable raw materials from renewable resources rather than petroleum or natural gas.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET/Co-PET): a thermoplastic polymer that serves as a high-performing moisture barrier.
Polypropylene (PP): A thermoplastic polymer with a low-energy, slippery surface.
- No perfume, optical brighteners, odor inhibitors, essential oils or lotion/moisturizer to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction.
- ECF-chlorine bleached which uses chlorine dioxide instead of chlorine bleach to whiten wood pulp – a process that does not create appreciable levels of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds.
- Contains no more than 0.1% of the compounds listed on the list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) (REACH Article 33(2)).
- Bambo Nature Diapers and samples are tested for microbial growth and they all pass the given test parameters.
- Certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark.
- Dermatologically tested by the Institute ProDerm (Institute for Applied Dermatological Research) and ATC GmBH (applied Tax-Consult) with the result of “Good.”
The following has not been added to the production of the raw material or used during the production of the finished product:
- formaldehyde (HCHO)
- organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT)
- heavy metals
- known allergens
- substances known to be harmful to health or the environment
- substances classified as locally irritating, sensitizing, carcinogenic or mutagenic.
As a family-owned business, and as parents ourselves,
we know that what you put on your baby is just as important as what you put in your baby.
– Bambo Nature
Over 30 years ago, before Bambo (bam–BOH) Nature was “Bambo Nature,” the Terp-Nielsen family, founders of Abena, began selling Bambolina disposable diapers in Denmark. “Bambolina,” or “dolly” in Danish, was a nod to the beautiful babies who would use the diapers. The family chose a little bear to represent the brand, whom they affectionately called Bambo.
When it was time to grow and choose a name that captured the spirit of the products, they knew Bambo had to be a part of it. “Nature” was added to the brand’s name to signify the family’s dedication to using sustainable, eco-friendly materials in the production of their products.
“Bambo Nature” was born.
Environmental issues are given high priority in the production of Bambo Nature. Instead of viewing environmental work as an expense, they consider it a prerequisite for the way they do business.
- Hands On. Because Bambo Nature’s diapers are manufactured in their headquarters in Denmark, they have full control of the manufacturing process. This means they know exactly what goes into each and every single product and can ensure that only the safest and kindest of materials are used; not only on your baby but on the environment too.
- Reduced Energy Consumption. Technologically advanced equipment is used to minimize overall energy consumption.
- Almost All Waste is Recycled. Abena, the manufacturer behind Bambo Nature, recycles 95% of the waste from its diaper production, e.g. foil wrapping from raw materials and surplus textiles. Even powder and dust from the plant is filtered, collected and sold for further use. Recycling all this waste helps decrease the exploitation of natural resources. The other 5% is used as fuel in local communities.
- Eco-Friendly Packaging and Distribution. Abena’s packaging and distribution focuses on reducing waste and the use of fuels. Products and packaging materials can be recycled, composted or incinerated where regulations allow.
- Dedicated to the Environment. Bambo Nature’s dedicated R&D team focuses on making sure all Bambo Nature products are among the highest performing and environmentally friendly as possible.
- Sustainability. All of the fluff that is used in Bambo Nature diapers is biodegradable. Bambo Nature diapers are FSC-certified.
- A Green Account. Being ISO 14001-certified means Abena complies with environmental management regulations and that their impact on the environment is continuously being measured and improved. To this end, Abena created a ‘green account’ to keep track of their use of resources such as fuel oil, electricity and raw materials so that they can continuously improve.
- Pioneer. Bambo Nature was the first baby diaper in the world certified with the esteemed Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
Abena is a Participant of the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact (UNGC) is a strategic policy initiative for companies committed to carrying out their operations and strategies with consideration for human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
Since 2002, Abena has been a part of the UNGC initiative that assists the private sector in the management of complex risks and opportunities in environmental, social and governance issues. Once a year, Abena completes a status report entitled Communication on Progress (COP) to create transparency in how they conduct their business and show their accountability. The COP is published on the UNGC website for the public to see. Find their 2017/2018 COP report here.
As part of the UNGC, Abena follows ten principles that are based on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. These are:
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labor; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Nordic Swan Ecolabel
Abena’s Nordic Swan Ecolabel Certification
Criteria Required to Obtain Certification
The Nordic Ecolabel is your guarantee that the products are certified to be environmentally-friendly. With the goal of creating a sustainable society through sustainable consumerism, the Nordic Ecolabel evaluates the environmental impact of products throughout their entire life cycle—from raw material selection, to the manufacturing process, straight through to the disposal of the product.
Some of the requirements that baby diapers have to fulfill in order to receive Nordic Swan certification are:
- No optical brighteners, perfume, lotions, flame retardants or PVC added during production.
- A maximum limit for production waste created in the manufacturing process is imposed.
- At least 50% of the product’s raw material must come from renewable materials.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Abena’s FSC Certification
Criteria Required to Obtain Certification
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-government, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Only businesses that meet each of the FSC’s 10 principles and associated criteria are considered for certification.
The FSC label on Bambo Nature products is a guarantee that the fluff in their products comes from sustainable forestry, where more trees are planted than felled. Stora Enso, Abena’s wood pulp supplier, is a member of the Clean Shipping Project.
The Asthma & Allergy Association Denmark offers certification to products that pose the smallest possible risk of causing allergy, eczema or skin irritation to the user. Products that earn this certification must contain no fillers, methylisothiazolinone (MI), perfumes or formaldehyde.