Bamboo grows fast with little water, is naturally antibacterial while growing so there is no need for pesticides and it rarely needs replanting.
Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees and it sequesters Carbon Dioxide and is carbon neutral.

When asked by the manufacturer if we wanted each pair individually wrapped we said no thanks to unnecessary plastic. This saved us over 12,000 pieces of plastic packaging which would of ended up in landfill. 

Our bamboo socks seen in this photo, with 250 pairs in one box, is lined with just one large reusable bag.