BAMBU

About Bambu

Bambu make handcrafted products for the home. Their ideas are inspired by the materials they work with and the products are made in a way that supports sustainable business practices.

Bambu pride themselves on the design and quality of their products. They are safe, durable and will last for years and can withstand the toughest use of all: real life. At the heart of their design process is an underlying philosophy to preserve the simplicity of the raw material while shaping it in a way that makes it classically modern.

For more information visit www.bambuhome.com.


Their Ethics

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 fertilizers, takes in greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent trees.

The founders of bambu come from Portland in Oregon, US - a place that prides itself on local, home grown, eco-friendly values. They relocated to China and took these values with them. Ten years later, their small production and development team continues to design modern products that they proudly share with the rest of the world. 


They continually promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions, and 'green' their supply chain. These efforts have been recognised by leading associations and trade groups.

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Subcategories

  • Cutting Boards

    Cutting Boards

    Bambu cutting boards are at the core of the product range – unequalled on the market for their design and craftsmanship. A team of master craftsmen, wood turners and sanders produce the boards one at a time, using relatively simple tools.

    The boards are still made by the same family-owned producer that bambu started working with over 10 years ago. This group is based in a community known for its fine woodworking skills and is located near to where the bamboo grows as a wild crop.

    Each board is made from strips of bamboo which are glued together. Bambu uses a water-based, food grade adhesive imported from Europe that contains no formaldehydes. They are finished with a natural, food safe oil which is also made from certified organic ingredients.

    All bambu’s boards should be washed in warm soapy water, not in the dishwasher. Occasional application of a small amount of vegetable oil or bambu goo will keep the boards in good condition. Bambu goo is a natural blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, soybean oil, coconut oil and palm kernel oil. Contains no petroleum distillates, silicone, or linseed oils.

  • Utensils

    Utensils

    Bambu makes a wide range of utensils and cooking tools, each of which is cut and hand-shaped from a single piece of bamboo.

    The bamboo used grows as a wild crop near the workshops and it is harvested by local farmers. The sources of bamboo for the utensils are audited annually by IMO Switzerland and are certified as 100% organic.

    Bambu believes products that come into contact with food should be free of chemicals and toxins. Each utensil is finished with an oil which is also made from certified organic ingredients.

    All bambu utensils are dishwasher safe, however they recommend hand washing to extend the life of the products.

    Some of the utensils come with header card packaging, some come without any packaging. Check individual products for details.

  • Tabletop

    Tabletop

    Bambu produces a wide range of products for presenting and serving food elegantly.

    Many of these products also double as functional pieces for the kitchen – for example bambu’s cutting boards also make great serving platters if you keep one side for cutting; one for serving. All of bambu’s serving products are made to the same high standards as their cutting boards.

    As well as bamboo boards and trays Bambu also produce some unique cedar wood trays and coasters. Each one-of-a-kind tray is made from hand selected cedar wood planks reclaimed from 70 year old Chinese houses. The uniqueness of each board is derived from the colour, grain, lines and knots that are inherent in the wood. 

  • Cork

    Cork

    The cork for Bambu cork products is harvested from the Chinese Cork Oak (Quercus variabilis). Cork oak is native to China, Japan, Korea and other countries. The average lifespan of a cork oak tree is about 170 years. The bark, from which cork is made, is harvested every 10-12 years. Harvesting the cork does not harm the tree and a new layer of cork re-grows, making it a renewable resource.

    Cork fabric is dust and stain-repellent and is also waterproof and washable. Cork fabric is produced by laminating sheets of natural cork to a cotton blend backing. It is then hand-stitched to make the various products.

    Bambu’s cork boards are made from high density particle cork and are lightweight and stain-resistant. They do not blunt kitchen knives and are kind to wrists too.

  • Textiles

    Textiles

    Bambu use a selection of original and eco-friendly textiles in their range.

    Their hemp denim is a blend of hemp and certified organic cotton (60/40). It is durable, wonderfully soft and absorbent, and improves with wear.

    Hemp has been cultivated for industrial purposes for over 12,000 years. It is a very robust plant and grows very quickly in diverse soil conditions. It can be ready for harvest in approximately 100 days, making it a sustainable super crop.

    Bambu’s hemp is grown without herbicides or pesticides. Hemp naturally suppresses  the growth of harmful bacteria and fungi. It is also mildew resistant and anti-microbial, making it an excellent fibre for use in the kitchen and on the table.

    Bambu's newest material is an organic cotton with a smart stripe print which is also know as Hickory Cloth. This Organic Stripe is a strong fabric of twill construction made of certified organic cotton. From the 1920’s to the 1950’s it was chiefly used for the manufacturing of work clothes so has a long heritage.

    As expected bambu use top-quality components in their textile products including YKK zippers.

  • Veneerware

    Veneerware

    Bambu produces a range of disposable party and picnicware made from certified organic bamboo. The Veneerware range is not only more elegant than other disposable products on the market, it is also better for the environment.

    Bambu Veneerware products are made by peeling the bamboo directly from the bamboo culm, or stem. Three sheets of bamboo are then made into a single layer using heat, pressure and a little food-grade, water-based adhesive. No chemicals or dyes are used in the process and the full range is certified by IMO Switzerland annually.  It is also USDA certified 100% biobased and compost approved.

    Sturdy and elegant, bambu Veneerware can be used all year round for weddings, picnics, outdoor parties, gala events and for home entertaining. You can't get a cleaner, greener better quality disposable plate.

  • Kids

    Kids

    The bambu kids range is made for the healthy and safe feeding of babies and toddlers and is sized for small hands and mouths.

    All of the products have been tested and CPSC approved (Consumer Product Safety Commission).

    Each product is cut and hand-shaped from a single piece of certified organic bamboo and is finished with an oil which is also made from certified organic ingredients.

    All bambu’s utensils are dishwasher safe however they recommend hand washing to extend the life of the tools.

  • Gifts

    Gifts

    Many of bambu’s products make a stylish and sustainable gift. We have gathered together a selection of our favourite gift items here.

    A few of the items are cleverly made from leftover pieces of bamboo used to make other products - a great way of using up otherwise redundant waste.

  • All Bambu Products

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