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.”

What I particularly love about the line are the bright mix and match colors, and the lightweight strength. 

The trays come circular and rectangular. I am going to get a big one for my mother-in-law as her drinks tray was on its last legs this Christmas.

They also do a line of classic natural colors, particularly the gorgeous cutting boards.

Gilt Groupe has lots of great items from Core Bamboo in their current sale, at about 50% off and more. It only runs for a few more days, so take a look here

Image credits: 1-4. Core Bamboo, 5. Gilt Groupe