Sustainability and ARTdiscount Bamboo products! 

Sustainability and ARTdiscount Bamboo products! 

The use of Bamboo as a more sustainable option than wood  or plastic is becoming increasingly popular. Bamboo as a material is incredibly versatile and we are seeing it’s uses in everyday items such as furniture, flooring, clothing, textiles, toothbrushes, soap dishes, cutlery, and even toilet  paper! We are always looking at ways to expand our product range and are proud to supply these bamboo products here at Artdiscount.

Why is Bamboo so popular? 

Bamboo is also an eco-friendly alternative to plastic products like straws and kitchen utensils. As we aim to become eco warriors and create more biodegradable products Bamboo can help us along the way to win the war on the overuse of plastics. 


Facts about Bamboo;

  • Bamboo is a highly sustainable natural renewable resource.
  • Bamboo forests absorb twice as much carbon dioxide than trees and also generate a vast amount of oxygen, upto 30% more than most plants and trees. 
  • Natural Bamboo can be composted as it is biodegradable.
  • There are over 1,2000 different species of bamboo.
  • When the conditions are right, Bamboo can grow 3 feet tall in 24 hours!
  • As soon as it is cut down it will start growing again from its roots, it never needs to be replanted.
  • When cultivating bamboo, it needs no chemicals or pesticides which means there is no harm to the environment or planet
  • Bamboo has an astounding strength and lifespan whilst remaining light and easy to carry around.
  • It is a plant that has a natural resistance to pests, bacteria and fungi infestation.
  • Due to it being a natural deodorizer, it can be used for clothes, nappies, and other household items that can pick up bad smells.
  • Bamboo is reported to be as strong as steel! And is used in place of steel to reinforce concrete. 
  • Bamboo is sometimes used to build scaffolding, floorboards and much, much more!

Bamboo products for Art and Design.

Bamboo Pen - Double-Ended
A double-ended bamboo dip pen. Suitable for script writing, illustration, experimental calligraphy, Chinese painting and line drawing. Use in conjunction with drawing inks or for the more ambitious use with paints. 

Bamboo Pens

Bamboo Dip Pen Calligraphy
A bamboo pen with a carved 8mm tip. This product is ideal for Calligraphy, Ink and Chinese painting.

Bamboo Brush Pen - Small
Bamboo Brush Pen Small. A double ended tool with sable hair at one end and a dip pen at the other.

Bamboo Brush Pen - Large
A large barrel brush pen.  A unique feature is that the brush is reversible to protect the sable bristles.

Bamboo Brush Wrap
Natural bamboo brush roll with fabric pockets for storing paint brushes.

  • Ten pockets allow you to store a large number of brushes
  • Bamboo construction keeps brushes and bristles protected from damage
  • Dimensions: 36cm x 34cm. Suitable for most brush sizes.

Bamboo brush wrap

Mini Bamboo Brush Roll & 6 Mini Brushes
Mini Bamboo Brush Roll with 6 Mini Brushes

Set Contains:

  • Precision Round size 2 
  • Precision Round size 0
  • Precision Flat size 2
  • precision Flat size 0
  • Precision Filbert size 1
  • Softaqua size 4

ARTdiscount Calligraphy Pen Set - Supreme

Sleek, Elegant, Supreme.This calligraphy set is a comprehensive yet simple box with all the equipment you need to try your hand at calligraphy. With 3 handles and 5 metal pen nibs you can practicetraditional script writing in a number of styles and forms. Practice on acalligraphy pad or write elegant letters with a unique touch. A perfect companion piece for anyone practicingwax sealing

Contains:

1 x Bamboo Pen, 1 x Wooden Holder, 1 x Oblique Vintage Wooden Holder, 5 x Nibs, 

1 x Calligraphy Ink, 1 x Manual, 1 x Cards / Tags

Winsor & Newton Artists Water Colour Half Pan Bamboo Box Set

A set of professional artists' quality half pan watercolours and accessories contained in a superb wooden box handcrafted from bamboo for a beautifully smooth satin touch finish.

Winsor & Newton Artists Water Colour Half Pan Bamboo Box Set

Contents:

  • 2 x Artists' Quality Winsor & Newton Sable Brushes (1x Round No.0 and 1 x Round No.4)
  • 12 x Professional Half Pan Artists' Quality Watercolour Paints
  • 1 x Pan holder and Mixing Tray
  • 1 x A5 Artist Quality Watercolour Paper Pad (140 lb - NOT suffice)
  • 1 x Graphite Sketching pencil
  • 1 x Putty Rubber
  • 1 x Natural Sponge
  • 1 x Cotton Cleaning Towel
  • Approximate size: 34cm x 24cm x 7.5cm

*Colours and Series number (s): Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate) s4, Winsor Yellow s1, Winsor Red s1, Alizarin Crimson s1, Winsor Blue s1, French Ultramarine s2, Perm. Sap Green s1, Yellow Ochre s1, Raw Sienna s1, Burnt Sienna s1, Ivory Black s1, Chinese White s1, *colours may vary

Winsor & Newton Artists Water Colour Tube Bamboo Box Set

 A set of professional artists' quality watercolour tubes and accessories contained in a superb wooden box handcrafted from Bamboo for a beautifully smooth satin touch finish.

Contents:

  • 2 x Winsor & Newton Artists' Sable Brushes (1x Round No.0 and 1 x Round No.4)
  • 12 x Professional Artists' Water Colour 5ml Tubes
  • 1 x A5 Artists Watercolour Paper Pad (140 lb - NOT surface)
  • 1 x Graphite Sketching Pencil
  • 1 x Putty Rubber
  • 1 x Natural Sponge
  • 1 x Cotton Cleaning Towel

*Colours and Series number (s): Lemon Yellow (Nickel Titanate) s4, Winsor Yellow s1, Winsor Red s1, Alizarin, Crimson s1, Winsor Blue s1, French Ultramarine s2, Perm. Sap Green s1, Yellow, Ochre s1, Raw Sienna s1, Burnt Sienna s1, Ivory Black s1, Chinese White s1

    Winsor & Newton Artists Oil Tube Bamboo Box

    Winsor & Newton professional artists' quality oil bamboo box set comes with paints and quality painting tools in a superb wooden box handcrafted from Bamboo for a beautifully smooth satin touch finish. An excellent choice as a gift for someone looking to begin oil painting or an artist you know who is looking to branch out. 

    Bamboo Oil Tube Set

    Contents:

    • 8 x 37ml Tubes of Professional Artists' Quality Oil Colour
    • 2 x Artists' Oil Brushes Size No.2 Flat & Short Flat
    • 1 x 75ml Sansodor Low Odour Thinners
    • 1 x 75ml Liquin Oil Medium
    • 1 x Putty Rubber
    • 1 x Double Metal Dipper
    • 1 x Palette Knife
    • 1 x Cotton Cleaning Towel

    Bamboo Papers

    Bamboo Papers

    Hahnemühle Bamboo Mixed Media Paper Pads - 265gsm (125lbs)
    Paper made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% cotton rag for watercolour, acrylic and pastel.

    Acid free and natural white, 25 sheets of textured surface paper.

    Hahnemühle Bamboo Sketch Book A5 - 105gsm 64pgs
    A great Sketchbook for drawing, featuring highly renewable bamboo paper which is sturdy enough for watercolours, gouache and acrylics.

    Warm white paper that's 90% bamboo and 10% cotton rag.

    105gsm, 64 pages.

    Hahnemühle Bamboo Sketch Book A4 - 105gsm 64pgs
    A great Sketchbook for drawing, featuring highly renewable bamboo paper which is sturdy enough for watercolours, gouache and acrylics.

    Warm white paper that's 90% bamboo and 10% cotton rag. 105gsm, 64 pages.

    Hahnemühle Bamboo Carnet de Voyage - 265gsm (125lb) 15.3cm x 25cm (6.0" x 9.8") 
    Made from 90% bamboo fibre and 10% rag. Natural - Acid Free - Highly Renewable - Saving Resources.  Bamboo is a multi-year reed that produces more oxygen than a broadleaf tree.

    The ring binder is the latest addition to Hahnemühle’s successful range of bamboo products.  It’s a handy companion – for both hobby and professional use – in a landscape format and with practical coil binding.  

    This warm toned, high quality paper allows excellent contrast and colour vibrancy. It offers a brilliant flow of colours and ensures high luminosity. Because of the use of highly renewable bamboo grass Hahnemühle Bamboo 265 gsm stands for natural and resource saving paper production.

    Pad specifications - 265gsm (125lb) 15.3cm x 25cm (6.0" x 9.8")

    Hahnemühle Agave Watercolour Pads - 290gsm - 12 Sheets
    Agave Watercolour is a natural white watercolour paper. It is characterised by its cold pressed and very homogeneous surface texture. It is suitable for all kinds of watercolour techniques, especially for glazing. The special surface of the 290 gsm paper allows brushes to slide over the surface easily and allows for brilliant colour gradients. Washouts and corrections are simple possibilities.

    Agave Watercolour is acid-free, non-ageing and vegan. By using sisal, a fast-growing and resource-saving raw material, Agave Watercolour is the ideal painting surface for environmentally conscious artists. All Agave Watercolour blocks are glued on 4 sides. Individual sheets can be easily removed with Hahnemühle‘s bamboo folder.

    Bamboo Storage Box

    Frisk Brush/Pencil Bamboo Storage Box
    An eco-friendly, slide top, varnished storage box which is made from Bamboo, this handy box is ideal for storing your paints, brushes, pencils and other bits and pieces.

    Bamboo storage boxes

    • Size: 27 x 10.5 x 3cm
    • Material: Bamboo Wood Finishing: varnished

    For further information on vegan art and design products read our vegan art supplies article here.

    Ellie Jakeman
    Ellie Jakeman

    I have had a strong interest in the visual and creative arts since a very early age. I completed with great success ‘A’ level Fine Art, Textile and Embroidery City and Guilds, Foundation Diploma in Fine Art, (BA hons) Degree in Embroidery and Textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PGCE from the University of Huddersfield. I have taught Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Textile design and Fine Art print and Illustration for over 20 years. I have also instigated and program managed many projects for the local community. Before teaching I was a freelance artist and illustrator and decided 4 years ago I would return to freelance and commissioned work. I have created many domestic and commercial murals for hospitals and hospices. I work part time for Artdiscount as a content creator and product tester.


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