Information from the Manufacturer about this and other Bamboo products they offer
This is simply a cut and paste job on what the Manufacturer states and not an independent source. Consider that when reading. I posted this info simply for convenience to Woot Buyers. There have been questions raised about place of manufacturer, health concerns, effect on knife blades, product care, as well as others. I thought this may be helpful with some of those questions. and it is posted without opinion one way or the other
Why choose Core Bamboo?
Core Bamboo is the proud manufacturer of the world’s finest bamboo products. All of our products are made by our experienced team of hard working artisans in a safe and responsible environment. We take great pride not only in the outstanding quality of our products but also in the environment in which they are made. Every product that bears our name was made in an ethically and socially responsible way.
About our Bamboo
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 also one of the lightest materials available. 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.
Virtually all of the bamboo we harvest is used in the process. When we harvest the bamboo stalk at 70 feet it is cut up and divided into different production materials. The bottom section is primarily used for flooring and building materials. These are usually the toughest and hardest pieces to bend. The middle section is used by our factories to make lovely handcrafted products ranging from our assorted boards to versatile bowls and everything in between. The top section is used for smaller thinner items such as chop sticks, and accessory items. Even the sawdust created during the cutting is collected and mixed in with other materials to create a concrete like substance used for building and fixing a variety of items.
Bamboo is a 100% renewable resource which does not need re-planting, extensive irrigation, pesticides or fertilizer. When bamboo is harvested its natural root system spreads and automatically regenerates itself.
All of our bamboo products are certified by the Food and Drug Administration to be safe for use for food. We have designed our collection of bamboo products to be used for food preparation and presentation, from our cutting boards and utensils, to our beautiful serving bowls and trays. Enjoy using our products to prep and serve all of your favorite cuisines.
All of our products are certified by the FSC. The Forest Stewardship Council protects and ensures that products with the FSC label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits during harvesting. This brings direct benefits to the forests from which we harvest our bamboo, including protecting biodiversity, worker’s rights, and areas that have environmental or cultural significance.
The species of bamboo used in the production of our products is not a food source or a habitat for the Giant Panda. There are many types of bamboo that pandas eat, and we proudly use bamboo that does not impact the livelihood of this wonderful animal. *(NOTE, If reference is made harvest of this bamboo has no effect on Pandas then it would be safe to assume this bamboo is a product of China.)
Natural Bacterial Fighting Properties
Scientists found that bamboo has a unique anti-bacterial bio-agent known as “bamboo Kun” which allows bamboo to thrive naturally in the wild without any pesticide.
Bamboo is the perfect material for food preparation. It is 16% stronger than Maple and 33% lighter in weight than oak. This substantial, yet light-weight material does not dull knives
Care and use
We recommend that our bamboo products are hand washed with light soap and warm water and periodically coated with mineral oil to bring out the beautiful grain of the bamboo. We don’t recommend using this product in the dishwasher or microwave. Prolonged soaking is also not recommended.