Teak Root Wood

Teak root wood is used for cutlery, plates, cutting boards and other kitchenware. Teak root is a hardwood and therefore durable and very sustainable. The kitchenware items are food safe and treated with non-toxic, natural oils.

Low impact sourcing & production process

1. Made from roots

The root of the teak tree is a waste product of the certified teak plantations in Java, Indonesia. When the roots need to be unearthed in order to plant new teak trees, the teak root is usually considered as waste. If not discarded, teak root can be turned into durable furniture, home decor and kitchenware that saves trees from being cut down.

2. Traditionally handcrafted

Local villagers collect the roots and clean them while craftspeople carve them into differently shaped kitchenware items. They use traditional tools for the production process.

Creating job opportunities

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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