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Sustainable, eco-friendly, reusable, natural handmade products. Designed to replace the use of plastics.
Sustainable, eco-friendly, reusable, natural handmade products. Designed to replace the use of plastics.
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I have a deep concern, connection and thriving passion to the environment & our oceans and how the food we eat and the products we use relate to their wellbeing. Through my keen interest & research I developed an informed empathy for our planet, as a whole, and have realised the sheer importance of sustainability.

Increasingly I see more and more waste polluting & damaging our oceans & our environment and so it is imperative we make a change today before it is too late. I believe I have some innovative products that will be a huge success in reducing and completely eradicating the dreaded problem of plastic pollution.

Providing you with coconut bowls, bamboo cups, bamboo straws and anything else you could possibly think of to replace plastic and paper packaging. Created by Maliha and Jack, two visionaries, travelling the world wanting to make a difference to our planet. Our products are 100% eco-friendly & organic, completely natural and handmade with love & care.

These products aim to reduce plastic usage, thus preventing plastics entering and polluting our oceans. We aim to provide 'real food & drink' with the 'real packaging' it so rightfully deserves, whilst being beneficial to our environment. The businesses that use our products benefit from offering a useful new creation that appeals to conscientious consumers and separates them in a competitive market landscape. 

The bamboo straws are our personal favourites. They're reusable, naturally anti-bacterial and 100% food safe. Bamboo contains a binding agent called 'Bamboo Kun' which is found within its fibres; its sole purpose is to fight off any bacteria or fungus that tries to grow on it, inevitably making bamboo the most hygienic material to use. This makes our straws number 1 as they won't harm your health, your home, or our planet. Bamboo straws are perfect to use as drinking straws for both cold and hot drinks alike, such as ice cold smoothies and steaming hot coffees; we also produce pretty cool coconut bowls which would be perfect for your breakfast bowls, salads, sides and sweet potato fries; and if you're feeling super adventurous you can drink coffees & cocktails out of them too! In order to create our bowls, we visit coconut plantations where the coconut shells have been thrown away and discarded as waste. We, in fact, go and collect these shells, saving them and turning them into beautiful recycled coconut bowls. We rely solely on nature and so all of our products are ethically sourced. 

These bamboo straws & coconut bowls are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic products and avoid the single use nature of paper products, and all the associated dyes and glues. We regularly supply a small selection of US & European hotels & bars but we want to take our vision further. We aim to do this by grabbing the attention of the bigger companies & bigger names so that we can fulfil orders to a larger scale. We can only do that with your support, your backing, and your help. 

We require funds in order to buy and produce larger, but still handmade, volumes of sustainable bamboo & coconut products. Not only this, but in order for us to create, research and experiment with more of nature's gifts we require the necessary funding. Only then will we be able to have a worldwide clientele, with the required marketing coverage to continue to educate & raise awareness about the devastating environmental effects of plastic, by constantly creating new and improved material.  

We have a vision, a vision that sees us living in a world with no plastic. We want to make the use of bamboo products and coconut bowls a global phenomenon and so popular that they end up replacing plastic products entirely. 

We believe our products will bring a novel twist to reducing pollution whilst increasing public awareness of this critical issue.

I very sincerely hope this idea appeals to you and that you join us on our fight to combat the use of plastic and save our planet.

Risks and challenges

The only risks and challenges associated with our products, that we would be facing, are the fact that they are a natural product, created solely by what nature has to offer.

This means there is a possibility of cracking in some items due to its nature or shipping. However this is extremely rare and we have had around 4 complaints within the entire year we have been creating our bamboo straws & coconut bowls.

We check our products over twice before shipping and coat the bowls in a layer of pure virgin coconut oil to prevent any cracks; we wrap the straws in recycled newspaper to prevent any splitting or damage.

Unfortunately if you discover a problem with an item, once you have received it, we simply replace the damaged good on us.

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    4 Handmade Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet.
    Ethically sourced & reusable ~ perfect for cold and hot liquids!

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    10 Handmade Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet.
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    8 Handmade Beautiful Bamboo Straws + 1 Coconut Bowl + Leaflet.
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    2 Handcrafted Coconut Bowls + 2 Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet.
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    3 Handcrafted Coconut Bowls + 6 Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet
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    5 Handcrafted Coconut Bowls + 20 Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet
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    5 Handcrafted Coconut Bowls + 35 Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet
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    10 Handcrafted Coconut Bowls + 50 Beautiful Bamboo Straws + Leaflet
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