They have been long-devoted to improving the way they engage with people and our planet, but their creative process is fueled by their own family - their three girls, their messy real life needs; each collection expands as their own kids grow.
Their first bamboo fibre product, a kids set, was conceived because they couldn’t find BPA-free (and Disney-free :) baby dishware for their first daughter, who's just turned 13! At the time, as parents and consumers, they struggled to trust established brands who offered the only products on the market. Leaning on their years of bamboo expertise, in 2012 they partnered with a factory in China that produced a new bamboo fibre eco-composite. Combining sawdust waste from chopstick factories and a food safe resin, they worked together to fine-tune what is now their BIOBU® FSC-certified Bamboo Fibre Collection. To push both design and function, they have added other responsibly-sourced materials to our range including cork, wood and organic cotton.
They've always believed that being green isn’t a fad, or an option, so they remain committed to making products that are durable, safe, thoughtful alternatives for today, but most importantly, for tomorrow. All their products are meant to be used and REUSED, by big and little, day in and day out, indoors or outdoors.
FSC CERTIFIED BAMBOO
EKOBO chose bamboo because it is one of our earth’s most renewable resources. It is a fast-growing, naturally-regenerative woody grass which flourishes organically without pesticides, fertilisers or herbicides. It can be continuously harvested every 3 years without damaging the plant or the surrounding environment. The bamboo used in BIOBU products is collected from the sawdust that is shed from cutting and shaping bamboo chopsticks and bamboo flooring.
The BIOBU products are an alternative to traditional plastics, disposable or fragile dishware. To extend the life of our products, we've combined FSC-certified bamboo fibre, a highly-renewable natural resource, with a 100% food-grade melamine binder.