How Our Coconut Bowls Are Made
Each year, billions of coconut shells are discarded and burned as waste. Because of the environmental impact of this growing, burning landfill, we thought of reusing these discarded shells. These previously unwanted shells are then turned into serviceable bowls by skilled artisans in Vietnam.
How Our Wooden Utensils Are Made
Rainforest Bowls offers some of the most sustainable pieces of cutlery out there: wooden coconut, bamboo, and ebony utensils. What makes our wooden coconut and ebony utensils eco-friendly is that they’re made of scrap wood.
How Our Bamboo Straws Are Made
Reusable, disposable, biodegradable, and compostable, our bamboo straws are the most eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic. Moreover, bamboos are known for their durable properties, and they’re some of the fastest-growing plants in the world. That’s why they are the most sustainable and durable materials for straws. Like our bowls, our bamboo straws have gone through an all-natural process:
STEP 1Find Sustainable Bamboo Plantations In Vietnam
We make sure that we source bamboo stalks from local growers practicing sustainable farming. From these stalks, we only get the parts that we need to make our straws.
STEP 2Let The Bamboo Dry Before Cutting
After getting the stalks, local craftspeople let them dry under the sun. The natural drying process provides the bamboo stalks with hardened properties, making them safe to cut and to use as straws.
STEP 3Turn The Bamboo Stalks Into Straws
The major transformation begins when the stalks are cut down to the straws’ 8-inch (20-centimeter) length. After that, the cut bamboo stalks are filed and sanded, giving them a naturally smooth finish.
STEP 4Wash And Disinfect Them
To make them safe for sipping your drinks, the bamboo straws are pressure washed, removing all dirt residues and killing all the harmful bacteria from the straws.
STEP 5Dry Them Under The Tropical Sun
Before preparing them for use, the straws are dried under the hot tropical sun for days. This step can not only remove the moisture from the straws, but it can also naturally disinfect them and provide them with that golden sun-kissed appearance.
STEP 6Prepare The Straws For You
After bathing under the sun, the straws are double-checked for quality. Once they’re thoroughly inspected, they are finally packed and ready to be delivered.