Our Organic Bamboo Plates
Our organic bamboo plates are manufactured by a wonderful company who reflect our approach to the environment and product sourcing… please find some further information as follows:
bambu – The Whole Story
Starts with a Simple Idea
bambu was launched with a simple idea. To create interest and excitement in renewable materials through contemporary design, and by doing that lessen the impact we place on the earth's limited natural resources.
bambu is the pioneer in introducing bamboo as a material suitable in the kitchen and home. Yet, they are not a bamboo company. We are simply inspired by a marvelous material that forms the foundation of the company, and the first step towards creating a renewable ideas company. “Bamboo is the poster child of renewable materials,” says owner and cofounder, Rachel Speth. We are fascinated with and focused on creating new and meaningful ways to bring renewable ideas into our everyday lives.
Our Values are Our Business
We are defined and we are driven by our values.
i) We respect the different cultures and people we work with, and we seek to bring positive change to the communities in which we work.
ii) We strive for balance – social responsibility and environmental protection, and economic growth and profitability.
iii) We care deeply for the environment and demonstrate our commitment to preserving the natural environment.
A Unique Way of Working
At-the-Source and On-the-Ground – The founders work and live at the source providing numerous benefits for everyone.
Our manufacturing partners are selected by meeting a number of criteria, including a commitment to quality craftsmanship, environmental protection and fair labor practices. Our production facilities have been audited by independent auditing firms for worker health & safety and environmental protection. We do not manufacture using 'sweatshop' type labor.
Local Skill Development and Economic Opportunity
We are helping to create new opportunities, teach new skills, and find better utilization of resources. We help set reasonable living wages, focus on work conditions, and improve health and safety standards. We provide employment and support for hundreds of craftspeople in local communities. bambu provides loans to our manufacturing partners to help improve work conditions and production efficiency at their facilities.
About Our Product
bambu staff is located in every manufacturing center to monitor product quality and working conditions.
All bambu products are made from organically grown bamboo harvested by local farmers. See certification details below
bambu catalogs are printed on environment friendly acid-free paper, produced by only using chlorine-free pulps. 75% of the fibers come from plantations or certified forests.
bambu paper packaging is printed on either FSC certified or post-consumer fiber. All our product packaging states, ‘Proudly Made in China,' and ‘Proudly Made in Vietnam,' and we stand firmly behind that statement.
Certifications and Affiliations
Certified Organic Programs.
All bambu products are made from organically grown bamboo harvested by local farmers.
bambu is the only company to have its bamboo source certified by an internationally recognized certification body. To date we have had the bamboo source for our All Occasion Veneerware®, and Natural Utensils certified. We will continue to expand our organic certification programs.
Commitment to Environmental Protection.
bambu is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses committed to leveraging their resources to create a healthier planet. Members recognize their responsibility to a healthy environment and donate at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental organizations worldwide.
Honored with a Co-op America Seal of Approval.
bambu is an accepted member of a network of businesses that are socially and environmentally responsible in the way we source, manufacture, and market our products, and run our offices and factories; we are recognized for our commitment to employing extraordinary and innovative practices that benefit workers, communities, customers, and the environment. Only the highest grade imported food-safe adhesives, natural finishing oils and recycled materials in our packaging.
Spearheading FairTrade Initiatives.
While bambu currently follows fairtrade practices with all our manufacturing groups we're taking that a step further. We are embarking on getting fairtrade certification in Vietnam. The first and only bamboo company to do so.