This handy sleeve is perfect for carrying a reusable drinking straw whilst out and about. It is produced from cork fabric - an innovative material made from a thin layer of cork applied to a cotton/polyester backing.
Key features include:-
Designed to fit a standard 8 inch straw and cleaning brush
Anti-microbial and anti-fungal
Finished with a brass popper closure
Wipes clean easily and is also machine washable
Responsibly made in China where there are safe working conditions and fair labour practices.
Approximately 3cm wide x 23.5cm long.
Cork is renewable and biodegradable, one of nature’s most remarkable resources. The bark of a cork tree is sustainably harvested every 10-12 years. It quickly regenerates and the tree continues to flourish, generally improving the tree’s health and vitality. The tree plays a vital role in balancing the ecosystem. Cork forests are essential to preventing soil erosion, maintaining water resources and storing CO2. Cork trees live an average of 150-200 years.
Responsibly made in China where there are safe working conditions and fair labour practices. Producer Bambu is also B Corp certified which means the company’s business model and entire operations are evaluated to see how they impact their workers, community and environment. In short, B Corporation is to business what Fairtrade certification is to food.
Bambu are makers of handcrafted products for the home including bowls, boards & utensils. Their products come from nature and their ideas are inspired by the materials they work with - and crafted in a way that supports sustainable business practices.
Bambu was established in 2003 with a goal to reducing our use and reliance on plastic by providing people with beautiful, non-toxic, sustainable products made from nature.
Founders Jeff & Rachel were born in Portland, Oregon – a place that prides itself on local, homegrown and eco-friendly values, and when they relocated to China for work, (a place often criticised for its manufacturing processes), they took these values with them. They wanted to see if they could find a way of doing things differently – creating interest and excitement in sustainable materials, whilst adhering to ethical business practices.
Today bambu continue to focus on the same key values. They source materials locally, work with people who work with their hands, and produce safe and durable products that will last for years. The primary material they work with is bamboo – well known these days as an endlessly renewable resource that grows very fast without the need for pesticides or fertilisers – and they also work with other sustainable materials such as cork and organic cotton.
For bambu sustainability goes beyond the balance between what they take from the earth and what they return to it. It is central to how they conduct themselves as a business. They are committed to 3rd party certification and testing, promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions and ‘green’ their supply chain. The result – a number of accolades by leading associations and trade groups. They are a certified B Corp – a community of businesses that balance purpose and profit.