EKOBO: Ecology & Design

EKOBO: Ecology & Design

Mat Sanders
Aug 17, 2011

Store History

  • Founded by: Bruno Louis
  • Headquarters: Paris, France

A sustainable home decor company works closely with skilled bamboo artisans to create modern, lacquered products that pay honor to time held traditions.

In the production of bamboo products, there are many steps in between the artisan and the retailer that normally force the craftsmen to lower their costs. In an effort to improve quality of life and create a sustainable business honoring the ancient tradition of bamboo crafting, Paris-based, EKOBO designed its business model to work closely with skilled workers. By communicating directly with bamboo villages, EKOBO has helped empower artisans to build successful independent workshops, increase wages, create quality collaborations and ultimately produce beautiful, contemporary bamboo goods.

Why is bamboo such an awesome source for home products? As one of the most renewable resources, bamboo quickly regenerates and thrives organically throughout a 3-year harvest cycle. A great answer to the challenge of deforestation, bamboo also recycles carbon dioxide and has a higher output of oxygen that many other trees.

Each of the EKOBO products, though modern in form, are handmade in the meticulous, time-honored tradition of bamboo crafting and bamboo lacquer. To see more of this fascinating process, view collections and find out ordering information, check out EKOBO's website by visiting their store page on Marketplace.

Images courtesy of EKOBO

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