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Environmentally friendly products

16-Aug-2010 Basketworld by Satara homeware products are made from naturally grown and sustainable materials including seagrass, willow, corn husk, rattan,seagrass, bamboo, pandanas grass and coco stick.  So you know when you purchase most of our products the immediate and long term impact on the environment is minimal.
Many of our products are also sourced from villages in SE Asia, where we are supporting traditional weaving cultures.

Following is some more information about some of the materials our products are made from: 

About Rattan

Rattan Rattans or rotans, are the stems of climbing palms Rattans find their chief uses in the furniture and basketry industries, where great strength is essential, and appearance although beautiful, a secondary consideration. Rattans are used by native populations for so many purposes, for example, for tying and binding. Houses, fences, fish-traps, and even boats, are bound together with rattan, often without the use of a single nail. At Basketworld by Satara, out rattan homewares take advantage of rattans properties to bring you a beautiful selection of trays, placemats, coasters, magazine holders and serving baskets.

About Seagrass

Seagrass is traditionally grown in the flooded paddy fields of rural China, and it is this region of the world that is known for producing the finest quality seagrass fibre. As the name suggests, salt water plays an important role in the production of seagrass and there are several related species that grow naturally in shallow seas. Though not strictly a grass at all, seagrass has a distinctive hay-like scent that is mostly lost after it is harvested.

The natural appeal of seagrass stems from its shades of beige, brown and green that are evident even after the fibres are spun into yarn.

About Bamboo

Reaching up to 35 metres tall, bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. They are the fastest growing woody plants in the world.   Bamboo can be continually re-harvested with no damage to the surrounding environment. It is a grass and so regenerates after being cut just like a lawn without the need for replanting. This regular harvesting is actually of benefit to the health of the plant . When a bamboo cane is cut down, it will produce another shoot and is ready for harvest again in as little as one year.   Very little bamboo is irrigated and there is sound evidence that the water-use efficiency of bamboo is twice that of other trees.

About Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes) is an aquatic plant which can live and reproduce floating freely on the surface of fresh waters or can be anchored in mud.   The plant is a perennial aquatic herb (Eichhornia crassipes) which belongs to the family Pontedericeae, closely related to the Liliaceae (lily family). The mature plant consists of long, pendant roots, rhizomes, stolons, leaves, inflorescences and fruit clusters. The plants are up to 1 metre high although 40cm is the more usual height. The inflorescence bears 6 - 10 lily-like flowers, each 4 - 7cm in diameter. The stems and leaves contain air-filled tissue which give the plant its considerable buoyancy







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