Dark Wood Cutlery Set
Dark Wood Cutlery Set
Dark Wood Cutlery Set

Dark Wood Cutlery Set

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These dark wood reusable cutlery sets are handmade in Southern Vietnam.  Each plastic-free cutlery set is crafted using scraps from a local furniture maker and housed in an organic cotton bag, hand-sewn by seamstresses in historic Hoi An, Vietnam.

Wooden utensils are the perfect alternative to plastic cutlery and you can use your set for camping, takeaways, travel, or as a handy lunch set.
What's in the set?

  • A highly durable and naturally water resistant 20cm serrated knife, fork and spoon.
  • A bamboo straw.
  • A coconut fiber cleaning brush.
  • A hessian storage bag with extra buttons to complete your zero waste kit.

  • The travel pouch not only looks great, but is designed to be small, lightweight, easy to carry and discreet. These sustainable flatware utensils are everything you need to enjoy food without plastic pollution and can be reused many times over. They are fully compostable and act as the perfect zero waste gift for that budding eco warrior!
    These reusable dark wood cutlery sets are 100% safe and are handmade using upcycled ebony wood scraps, bought from a furniture manufacturer in Southern Vietnam and made without the need for any harmful fertilizers, pesticides or glues. Furthermore, the natural wooden utensils are fully biodegradable and act as the perfect zero waste alternative to plastic having no impact to the environment.
    When travelling or eating on the go, it's easy to fall into the trap of using plastic disposable products. These portable cutlery sets easily fit in your storage bag so you can conveniently store your plastic free cutlery in style!

    These portable travel cutlery sets are 100% organic, handmade and designed to last you a lifetime with the proper care.

    We strongly recommend never putting your zero waste utensils in the dishwasher or microwave as extreme temperatures can cause damage to wooden cutlery.

    To wash your eco-friendly cutlery set, simply run warm soapy water over your utensils and clean using a dish cloth. Do not leave to soak for an excessive amount of time or this may cause your eco utensils to stain.
The Jungle Culture company strongly believes that businesses should bear the responsibility to ensure that their products are made ethically. They have created an ethical supply chain, powered by small farms, craft workshops and transparent factories. Part of their philosophy as an ethical business is to empower and support developing communities by working together to create environmentally friendly, unique plastic-alternatives. This is why they take a hands-on approach to product sourcing and build deep relationships with their team of craftsmen and women. When they design and create their sustainable products, they take the time to visit the farms and workshops that manufacture them first, oversee their operation and ensure that everything is created fairly, while minimizing waste.

The Jungle Culture cutlery sets are hand carved at a carpentry studio located approximately 150km from Hanoi, in the rural province of Thanh Hoa. The topography of Thanh Hoa province makes it the perfect location for bamboo growth. Large swathes of the region are covered in steep, rocky mountains and the annual rainfall average in Thanh Hoa sits at around 70 inches. This unique ecosystem in Thanh Hoa means that bamboo can grow in abundance, and can be sustainably farmed by local people who have used it for construction and handicrafts for generations.

The Jungle Culture team partnered with a group of talented artisan craftspeople committed to supporting ethical and organic production and use only basic tools to aid the creation of their products. The owner of the farm and craft workshop that produces these cutlery sets is called Le Xuan Ha or "Ha" for short which means river in Vietnamese. He is a naturist and lives in a compound of 5 bamboo houses that he helped build, surrounded by mountains. The popularity of the hand-carved utensil sets has prompted Há to employ and train his family, friends and several other villagers. Providing them with jobs and skills while he has turned his focus to building bamboo houses which serve as accommodation for members of the local community.

Há treats his workers with respect and pays them fairly. He now employs between 5-10 people who carve cutlery and help with the construction of his bamboo houses. The pouches that house the sets are hand sewn by a group of seamstresses in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Jungle Culture is a proud member of the 1% for the Planet global organization and movement. They pledge 1% of their sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. They donate to domestic and international grassroots and environmental groups which helps make a difference in their local communities.
These upcycled 100% organic dark wood travel cutlery sets are made using reclaimed wood, purchased from a furniture manufacturer in Southern Vietnam. The pouches are made using natural jute and organic cotton. The printed tag is made using a synthetic material. Comes complete with a bamboo straw and coconut cleaner.
A handmade fair trade alternative to disposable plastic cutlery.
This product is package free.
Dark wood cutlery and bamboo straw are biodegradable and compostable. Simply break up your cutlery or chop them into a few pieces to help them biodegrade and place them in your compost bin with excess food and organics. If you do not have a compost bin, your reusable cutlery and straws are essentially sticks! Just break them into a few pieces and toss them into the soil in your garden. Insects and plants will have no trouble breaking them down.

Straw cleaner can be separated at the end of life. The coconut fibers are compostable, while the wire can be recycled in metal recycling.

The pouches are made using natural jute and organic cotton and are biodegradable and compostable once you remove the printed tag. These can also be recycled as a textile.

Customer Reviews

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Best for Saving Plastic Waste!

How many times have you been stuck having to use plastic cutlery when you didn't want to use it? This wooden cutlery is just the ticket! We keep one set in the glove compartment of our car for easy use. As well, I keep one set in my backpack when traveling. It always makes me feel good to tell restaurant workers, "No thanks," on the cutlery.