A dear friend who knows my taste so well gave me a housewarming present – a bamboo bowl and servers in a delicious shade of deep eggplant – from Core Bamboo. I just love them! The folks at Core Bamboo seem to be able to turn out an adorable and functional line of bamboo kitchenwares, while remaining committed to a completely organic and green product.
Their success is based on the uniqueness of their raw material. To quote from their website: “Bamboo is one of the most remarkable resources on Earth. As a member of the grass family, not a tree, it grows at a much quicker rate than any other wood. From start to harvest (60-70 feet tall) it can take just four years. Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, therefore stopping bacteria from growing. It is also one of the strongest yet lightest materials around. Bamboo is 16% stronger than Maple and is 33% lighter in weight than Oak. What is probably most remarkable is its unique extensive root system. When bamboo is harvested its natural root system spreads and automatically regenerates itself.”
They also do a line of classic natural colors, particularly the gorgeous cutting boards.