Ekobo is a French-based eco-friendly enterprise specialising in the design and manufacture of contemporary hand-crafted home accessories, all made from the natural and renewable resource of bamboo. Since its inception in 2003, Ekobo has been combining modern aesthetics with local craftsmanship to sustain rural communities in Vietnam, while promoting bamboo as a socially and environmentally responsible material ideal for modern use.
The company trades directly with bamboo villages and workshops, and as a result artisans receive higher wages, communication and quality control are simplified, relationships and collaboration are strengthened, production planning is more efficient, and high-quality standards are maintained. Ekobo operates by funding 50% at the onset of production and distributes a balanced workload to qualified artisans year round. These artisans, which are not Ekobo employees, are paid at least twice the market average. Their goal is to maintain lasting relationships and a consistent production schedule throughout the year.
Bamboo was chosen as a material because it is one of the Earth’s most renewable resources. It is fast-growing, naturally regenerative woody grass which flourishes organically without pesticides, fertilisers or herbicides. It can be continuously harvested every three years without damaging the plant or the surrounding environment. Aside from its choice of bamboo, Ekobo minimises its impact on the environment by favouring handmade products which also reduces carbon emissions.
With Ekobo ecology meets design and tradition meets modernity to bring you beautiful dinnerware with a difference.