Mendong is a type of water grass that abundantly grows on Java, Indonesia. Mendong is used as a raw material for baskets and trays. The water grass is harvested from community plantations that hardly need irrigation. It grows naturally without the need for additional fertilizers or other pesticides. Mendong is a quickly renewable resource as it can be harvested every 3 to 5 months. All Mendong grass is harvested by hand by local villagers. That makes it a completely sustainable material of high quality for multipurpose usage.

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From harvesting until the end product, the entire process is executed by hand and/or with the support of simple traditional tools. Multiple people have to be involved, which means more jobs and income for the rural communities.

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