Our materials

The materials we use are all carefully chosen for their sustainability as well as low impact during harvesting...

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth, growing up to a metre a day. Our species of bamboo Phyllostachys Pubescens does not form any part of the Chinese panda’s diet and pandas do not live in Hunan Province where our company is located.

Banana

Weaving a banana casket lid

Banana cord is made using the dried woven leaves after the tree has produced its fruit and died back each year. Banana plants are often mistaken for trees as their main stem grows up to 8 metres; but they are in fact the world’s largest known herb.

Pandanus

Pandanus

Pandanus or wild pineapple is the environmentally friendly alternative to seagrass, a plant which grows in warm coastal waters. Seagrass soaks up carbon dioxide from the seafloor, locking it away indefinitely, unless it is disturbed. It is also home to many nursery fish. Seagrass is therefore an incredibly important plant which needs to be conserved. Pandanus, on the other hand, is a prolific and fast growing plant which is easy to sustain.

Pine

Pine

Pine is native to most of the Northern Hemisphere and the pine we use is a rapidly growing FSC certified variety from Poland. Pine grows up to 25 metres in height and our species can be harvested at less than 7 years.

European Willow

European Willow

Willow is a deciduous tree found primarily in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Almost all willows take root very readily from cuttings taken from the original crown, or even where broken branches are left lying on the ground.

English Willow

English Willow

English Willow has been grown on the Somerset Levels for centuries and has the unique ability to regenerate repeatedly from the same crown for 30 to 40 years. The colour variations are achieved naturally by boiling and stripping the bark.

Cardboard

Cardboard

Cardboard is made from cartonboard materials produced from unbleached pulp containing a minimum 70% recycled paper, plus wood pulp sourced from sustainable forests. Only natural starch based glues are used – no bolts, screws, tape or other fixings. The handles are made from natural woven cotton.