These decorative coconut bowls are a firm best seller. Handmade fairly in Vietnam they are an upcycled thing of beauty!
Coconut tea lights make beautiful additions to the home. Made from coconut shell, they also make excellent plant pots and sit very happily in a macrame plant pot holder!
The coconut shells that become the bowls are sourced from across Hanoi cities juice bars.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, SECOND LIFE + DISPOSAL
Totally upcycled , totally compostable.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
WHO MADE THE COCONUT TEA LIGHT POT?
The bowls are produced in a small factory in Hanoi, Vietnam. The founder employs a lot of women and pays all his staff a good wage. When we asked him why he isn’t fair trade or the equivalent, he cited that in order for his bowls to be certified the entire supply chain would need to follow suite. And as he forages his bowls from across the city, it isn’t possible to become fair trade.
HOW ARE ORDERS PACKED?
All orders are sent out plastic free except for the sellotape used on the boxes.
HOW THEY REACH THE UK?
A few years ago we discovered a freight line between China and eastern Europe- products travel from all corners of China to Hungary where they disembark and carry on their journey to their final destination. This amazed us as it meant that it was not only quicker than sea freight, but also ship greener. Therefore, we courier most of our products that are made in China by train. We sometimes use sea too, for example for our bamboo toilet rolls, sea freight is simply more economical. From Vietnam and India we use sea freight due to the volume. Our razors, which are produced in Pakistan, travel by air freight as the volume is too small for these to travel by sea but we are constantly monitoring the situation. We want to be a completely flight free company within 2-years.
HOW OUR ORDERS WILL REACH OUR CUSTOMERS?
All of our trade orders are packed in Wales. About 90%+ of the packaging used is post-consumer, foraged from other peoples recycling bins and also donated by the local hospital who kindly collect boxes for us to reuse. We use paper tape instead of sellotape.
12 CMs in diameter, NB as these are a natural product they can be wider than 12CMs
Disclaimer: Although we have asked all the important questions we can, and have faith in his responses and in our professional relationship with Raymond we have not yet visited the factory and therefore the information above is supplied based on the trust between us and Raymond.