International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

International Bamboo and Rattan Organization

Meet the bamboo and rattan business innovators


Meet the bamboo and rattan business innovators

Bicycles, boats, skateboards, engineered products, active charcoal, clean energy pellets and chips, industrial applications, flooring, guitars, e-commerce…and furniture (not your grandmother’s…..but sleek modern designs!).

The more closely we look the more innovators we discover, in every country, who are creating innovative products and business models that use bamboo to drive profitable businesses.

The value chains for many of these innovation link back to the forests and people in bamboo producing countries who can gain more income and better lives benefit from effectively managing and transforming bamboo forest resources. As bamboo business continues to grow: the world market enjoys bamboo – and many rural people will benefit.

-Are you running an innovative bamboo business? Let us know. We’d like to help you tell the world.


Michael Gebru
Creating jobs and supporting
forest communities with bamboo

Arjen Veltman
A European pioneer in high quality bamboo

Lu Jiping
Taming tough bamboo for industry

Hao Dang
‘iPhonizing’ bamboo with insanely beautiful products

Adane Berhe
Local business using 100% of every piece of bamboo