Save rings on your dining table or worktops with this set of four hybrid coasters made from organically grown Moso bamboo and sustainably harvested cork. Moso is an extremely large variety of bamboo not eaten by pandas because of its size. Cork is considered sustainable because it is harvested by stripping the bark and does not involve felling the tree, allowing it to continue to live and grow. Cork is extracted only from early May to late August, when it can be separated from the tree without causing permanent damage. Contains a small amount of water-based formaldehyde-free adhesive. Presented tied together in waxed cotton cord.
Responsibly produced in China where there are safe working conditions and fair labour practices.
Hand wash in warm soapy water. Avoid soaking.
Approximately 9.5cm x 9.5cm.
Miracle plant bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, and is an endlessly renewable resource - growing new shoots from its root system after being harvested. It thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilisers, takes in greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent trees. It is lightweight, more durable than wood, heat and stain resistant and does not impart or absorb flavours.
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 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.
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.