Our products are designed by us and made for us by our partners in Australia, Vietnam and Bali.
Most of our coconut products come from the Coconut Kingdom located in the Ben Tre Province of Vietnam. Ben Tre has an extensive network of rivers and favourable soil conditions for the growth of coconut trees and the best quality coconuts.
We purchase the otherwise discarded coconut shells from local farms and use them to make everything, from coconut bowls and cups to household utensils.
We manufacture our products in the same location as the farms providing income and prosperity to local craftspeople.
Creating Healthy Work Spaces
Like many of you, we share our customer’s concerns about working conditions abroad, and we work to make sure that the suppliers we choose to partner with provide ethical treatment to their employees and the environment.
We visit our partners yearly, and have our products independently tested to ensure that that they comply with all applicable safety standards and health standards including the Vegan Australia certification.
Making Our Bowls, Cups and Plates
We buy coconut shells from growers and farmers at local markets and look for a very particular shape and size that is suitable to making bowls. For a coconut shell to be hard enough to use as a bowl, the coconuts must be mature and strong.
Local craftsmen then cut, clean and sand the coconut shells turning them into beautiful bowls that you can eat from. Finally we finish them in an organic coconut oil polish which brings out the colour and protects them for a long life in your kitchen.
There are very few electric driven tools used with most of the work being done by hand.
Making Our Cutlery and Utensils
Coconut wood is gathered from 60 to 70 year-old trees which no longer yield fruit. The tree is selected by an experienced person who can gauge the texture of the wood just by looking at the tree.
The design is sketched on paper with measurement details and then placed in the turning machine and roughly cut to shape. They are then sanded, cleaned and polished using coconut oil for a smooth finish making them the perfect addition to your coconut bowl!