Our coconut bowls are an eco-friendly product of nature.
Of the billions of coconuts harvested each year for the coconut oil, water and flesh industries, 99% of their shells are discarded and burned as waste.
THE BURNING OF COCONUT SHELLS CONTRIBUTES SIGNIFICANTLY TO CO2 & METHANE EMISSIONS
While coconut husk (the hairy outside of the coconut shell) is an attractive biomass fuel and is also a good source of charcoal, the smoke from coconut shells is not only an environmental hazard (with it's CO2 and methane emissions), it is also a health hazard to humans and animals.
We reclaim our coconut shells from companies that treat them as a bi-product after their flesh and water have been extracted. Our workshop then cuts, cleans and sands the coconut shells, turning them into beautiful coconut bowls that you can eat from. Each Coconut Bowl is then finished with an organic virgin coconut oil polish.
Every coconut bowl is unique with its own shape, size, colour and pattern. They're one in a billion, just like you. That means when you buy a coconut bowl from us, nobody else in the world will have a bowl just like yours. Now that's pretty cool, isn't it!
We support fair trade practices and are currently awaiting our official certification to be approved. We currently have workshops in Indonesia and Vietnam and plan to expand this further to more countries where there is a commercial coconut industry. While we currently employ many people within the local communities that we work with, we are also developing an initiative that is bigger than us that will allow you to measure your impact from reclaiming a coconut bowl.
By purchasing our products, you are actively supporting global sustainability by reclaiming products discarded as waste, as your own little eco friendly treasures. While we happened to shine them up a little for you, your contribution helps create the cultural change that we are working towards on a global scale. The world thanks you, and so do we.
With love and gratitude,
Coconut Bowls x
*We have recently developed a new Coconut Bowl product which features a FDA approved food safe white lacquer on the inside.