Why Bamboo?

When we found out about all the extraordinary qualities of bamboo, the decision to use it to make our sunglasses was a no-brainer. In fact, we love it so much that we provide a FREE bamboo case with every order!

Not only is bamboo super light and strong, it is an incredibly eco-friendly material. Here at Solis we believe in shopping to save the planet. And that’s why we mix style with sustainability.


Here are our
Top 10 Reasons Why Bamboo Is Awesome:

  1. Bamboo has a stronger structure than steel! It’s widely used in the construction industry to manufacture flooring, walls, furniture and more.

  2. Bamboo shoots are edible and are often used in Asian cuisine, including soups and salads.

  3. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet – it can grow up to 1ft in only 24 hours!

  4. About 99% of a panda’s diet is made up of bamboo.

  5. Bamboo contains silica which promotes healthy hair and nails – its leaves can be blended to make tea.

  6. Bamboo is renewable! When harvested, it will continue to grow new shoots from its incredible root system.

  7. Although the size of bamboo depends on the species, the largest can reach 1,300ft in height!

  8. Bamboo reduces greenhouse gases by releasing more oxygen and absorbing more carbon dioxide than other plants.

  9. Bamboo is antibacterial and prevents over 70% of bacteria that tries to grow on it.

  10. All plants of a bamboo species develop flowers at the same time no matter where they are in the world!