About Us

Julia Washbourne came from Germany to HK in 2005 as a purchasing manager for a renowned mail order company. Her work exposed her to the issues of pollution, waste and labour exportation that plague global supply chains. 

Julia dedicated herself to finding a better way and discovered the endless benefits of bamboo and launched Bamboa in 2008, which is an established eco-friendly home and lifestyle brand. Julia is an environmentalist and an animal lover and enjoys many different ocean sports. You can always bump into Julia either on the ocean paddling (outrigger, surfski, SUP) or on the beach with her dog Ben Bamboa.  

At Bamboa Home, we constantly keep in mind that resources and energy supplies are becoming scarcer. Therefore we have considered it our calling to help rediscover the beauty and qualities of a sustainable resource: Bamboo. 

We design and produce attractive, useful home and lifestyle products using the sustainable source bamboo. Our products range from bamboo bed sheets, blankets, towels, t-shirts, sleep wear, bamboo sunglasses, home-wares, bathroom items and many more.

We even plant bamboo. A part of our proceeds goes to the GBI (Grow Bamboo Initiative) launched by us.

Bamboa has a retail store since 2014 in Hong Kong. We also have our office in Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Want to discover more about Julia and Bamboa? Julia holds interviews to empower women from the globe, discussing different subjects! Check the youtube videos below: #WomenSeries Episode 2: Women in Business - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxT4rUvUEw4 and #Womenseries Episode 3: Building self-confidence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpOtOmpce74. 


% more oxygen than trees is released by BAMBOO


species of BAMBOO exist around the world


years is the time BAMBOO needs to reach full maturity compared to 30-40 years for trees.


Bamboa actively promotes the use of the most sustainably resourced bamboo by designing attractive, high quality and practical home and lifestyle products that are made in the homes and small businesses of rural communities across Asia. All of our products are made on a fair-wage basis as a stable source of income, thus helping to alleviate poverty in less-fortunate regions.

We believe that beautiful and durable household products should not come at the environment’s expense. As we head into a future of scarcer resources and limited energy, it is our goal and our passion to rediscover bamboo's beauty and qualities and for it to replace materials such as hardwoods, stainless steel, plastics and concrete, bringing sustainably produced into people’s homes, refining their lifestyle choices.

Each of our products is designed with the highest environmental and social standards, with the quality of the products being directly under our control. We are committed to going beyond actively reducing the need/use of single-use plastic to returning to the source to produce responsibly and sustainably bamboo products as a long-term solution.

About Us
About Us