´To keep our planet in the best shape it can be, worrying
about not only our bodies but our world an amalgamation
of two such fragile and important entities.´
Our Straws our also something we take seriously. We only use cardboard, fully sustainable and biodegradable, but we are now looking to incorporate pasta straws into our new movements. Please let us know what you think of this change and knowledge you may have. Let us know if you are pro or against it and its environmental impact? As you know, we need you as much as you need us! We are always keen to learn new things with helping our environment and keeping our footprint only positive.
We also use hand crafted coconut bowls for ‘eat in’. These coconuts are sourced from South East Asia and are collected from the ground floor once the coconuts have fallen. The contents is used as a food source within the areas they are collected and then the shells are cut, polished, engraved and sent to us, as the bowls we use within our store.
We recently have made a full transition to using only ´kraft´ takeaway bowls. Kraft paper is 100% sustainable, and is becoming one of the most popular forms of packaging material around the world. It is more sustainable to manufacture kraft paper than regular paper and is produced from all natural materials. These materials include pulp ingredients from all types of woods, compared to white regular paper which is specific woods.
Our Acai is hand harvested by local families in the rich swamplands of the Amazon. Wild Açaí agroforestry is a lifeline that creates both economic and environmental benefit and here is why. The northern state of Pará alone contains over 6.1 million acres of vast, wild growing Açaí trees, and this is where we tell you the bit we love. In our sustainable business model, we can feed the world with Acai, the superfood we know and love and has so many positive nutritional benefits, provide incomes for thousands of Brazilians who work on harvesting the crop and simultaneously keep massive areas of the Amazonian rainforest standing and in its best natural state. It really is a rare example where everyone wins and we look after our planet and our bodies, an amalgamation of two such important and fragile entities.
Tree-orientated agroforestry is a terminology used to implicate keeping vast amounts of coconut trees standing, along with the surrounding ecosystem. We source our coconut from the ‘land of coconuts’, where a ‘coconut religion’ even resides. The ‘tree of life’ known to the locals provides everything from daily building materials to nourishing food, not to mention hydration from the coconuts.
Dwayne Martens from Amazonia, worked with locals in Vietnam to cultivate a semi-arid plot of land into a certified organic Pitaya plantation. Which itself was a beautiful achievement and yet another reason why we work so closely with such a great company. In other regions, Pitaya farming has led to deforestation. However, Amazonia is once again pioneering new industry for a sustainable future.