The bamboo used for our straws is harvested from rural farms in Vietnam, it is not cut from natural forests so it doesn’t harm the habitats of pandas or any other wild animals.
The bamboo from the farms is grown organically without any pesticides. After harvesting, the bamboo is left to dry in the sun until it can be cut to length and hand-polished with sand. All our straws are hand-made with the exception of some tools to help cut the bamboo and remove any rough parts. There are no chemicals used in the entire process of making the straws.
Seriously Bamboo ensures that every step of the products production process is eco-friendly, even the packaging. We make our straw pouches in house, using the best materials sourced from the USA. When shipping our straws, we always do it plastic free. This requires some more work and investment but we want to make sure that we eliminate plastic, every step of the way.
The bamboo used for our toothbrushes is organic MOSO Bamboo grown in the Zhejiang Province in China. MOSO bamboo is completely Panda friendly as it is not recognized as a food source by Pandas. Also, Pandas live in the mountains which is far away from where we get our bamboo.
After harvesting, the bamboo is heat treated to carbonize the surface which gives it a quality finish. This process also makes the handles water resistant and prevents the growth of any bacteria and mold.
Every toothbrush is packaged in an eco-friendly kraft box, which you can recycle.