Bamboo is a naturally sustainable plant and it grows quickly without need for special irrigation or fertilization. The main difference from bamboo and other plants is that bamboo is not uprooted, it's just cut down (like grass) and then regrows. Generally it takes about 6 years per full harvest.
The grounds that we use are offcuts from furniture making. Usually these chunks would be burned and released into the atmosphere. We instead are locking away that carbon into the product.
Instead of building new machines we use repurposed old machines that have gone defunct. This saves on materials, energy, and transport of new machine construction.
The back of our plates, trays and bowls are open with the natural bamboo color & this is how our dinnerware is able to biodegrade once it is properly disposed of in a landfill (see picture)! Products return to the environment after 20 years in a land fill. The ocean will have similar effects on the material reducing the plastics that are currently choking its ecosystems. This solves the massive landfill space and pollution problem that traditional plastics are causing. Traditional plastics can take thousands of years to degrade and will be left as a hazard for many generations to come.
All of our designs are from original watercolor artwork designed by artist, Sally Eckman Roberts. She has been licensing her artwork throughout the home and decor industries for over 20 years. This past year, her and her husband, Bob, decided to go into the dinnerware industry, but wanted to do so while keeping the Earth in mind. With our plastic pollution problems that we are currently facing day in and day out, this dinnerware line made of bamboo is beautiful, biodegradable and eco-friendly. Which is a win, win situation for both our environment and our consumers!