Thursday, April 2, 2009

environmentally-conscious design, 2 brands in the spotlight

Note: French version is on my other food blog: La cuisine de Babeth

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Last week in France sustainable development was in the spotlight. French government wanted us to think about how could we make our life, house, shopping more eco-friendly and gentle for Mother Nature. So I tried on my French food blog: La cuisine de Babeth, to celebrate this event with sustainable oriented posts. I got caught up by others activities and didn't had time to translate simultaneously into English my posts here. Shame on me! Anyway those posts will be translated, because eco-friendly habits are important to me and sharing those also.

In 2007 La vie in English featured BIOSYLVA plates/cups and silverware. Those products are disposable and are not made from oil and are not taking centuries to disappear! They are 100% compostable, on other great aspect of Biosylva: the company respect eco-friendly processes.

So I started my mini serie by presenting the 2 new items we bought recently.
-Knife block by Ekobo. Ekobo makes beautiful bamboo ethical handcraft home accesories. Right now we all starving for bamboo in our kitchen and homes but ethical bamboo items is very important to prevent looting emerging countries.


-Bookshelves by Ethnicraft. Same vision for this company which makes solid wood furniture. Ethnicraft uses mostly reclaimed teack wood extracted out of neglected or old building in Java. The rest of teach used is coming from strictly managed plantations.

ethnicraft double collection


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Very nice! I love that knife holder!

Happy Easter!



Anonymous said...

Chere babeth!
Bonjour de Shizuoka!
Merci pour la correction sur la Pissaladiere!
J'ai rectifie le tir et ai publie un article a ce sujet!
Bien amicalement,

Commer said...

What makes the Ethnicraft furniture "environmentally-conscious"? As far as I'm aware. the FSC pulled out of certifying forests in Indonesia due to the widespread corruption in the timber trade and it is widely accepted that teak from Indonesia is a wood best avoided if you want to be ethical (check out the Greenpeace good wood guide).

Babeth said...

@Commer: because 60% of the teack wood used, as I said, is reclaimed wood and extracted from neglected buildings or old warehouses that would have been demolished.So either the wood got rotten in a dump or re-used.
And in Europe we do have certifications for forests ...

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