Koi Pond Ukiyo-e print
Now & Zen introduced its original Zen Alarm Clock in 1996, but according to company founder and president, Steve McIntosh, the new bamboo Zen Alarm Clocks are the most beautiful of all their designs. “I’m really proud of the form, function, and sustainability profile of our new bamboo Zen Alarm Clock, it’s our greenest product yet,” said McIntosh.
The bamboo Zen Clock is available in four different dial face choices, with each dial silkscreened directly on bamboo veneer for an integrated, natural look. The new bamboo dial faces include one with contemporary numbers, one with simple modern lines, one with the Japanese character for “dream,” and a “bamboo leaf and stalk motif” inspired by Chinese ink painting.
The wood used in all Now & Zen products is sustainably grown on tree farms, and the company operates according to a strict policy of environmental sustainability for all its operations. However, the introduction of the company’s bamboo line sets a new standard for sustainability. Bamboo, which is a species of grass, is a very “green” material for making clock bodies. Compared to a hardwood forest the same size, bamboo produces 30% more oxygen and 20 times the biomass yield. Bamboo can be harvested annually after the first 5 to 7 years without replanting, compared to 25 to 50 years for trees, which then need to be replanted in bare soil. Moreover, Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on the planet, and it’s qualities of oxygen production, carbon sequestering, and water and soil retention make it one of the world’s most sustainable commodities as well.
Bamboo canes growing in the wild
Now & Zen’s Bamboo Clock Store
1638 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Bamboo Zen Clocks
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