It was marketing-man, explorer-extraordinaire, Marco Polo, who first exposed the value and importance of bamboo to the Western world from of his travels throughout Asia in the 13th Century. Along with his many discoveries, he shared how the Chinese made and used bamboo cables for towing boats. Now, that's some strong cord!
Today we know bamboo fibers are, indeed, very strong and have an incredible "working stress" (or, how much weight it can take before snapping). It also regenerates very quickly, so this fast-growing plant replenishes itself quickly, making it an eco-friendly option. This bamboo cord has great strength for its size and provides a slightly smoother-textured alternative to hemp cord. Soft, strong, and flexible, eco-friendly bamboo cord will hold knots quite well for macramé or any number of other craft projects.