What could be more eco than tableware which falls straight from the tree? Celebrate your love for the planet this Valentine’s Day with heart-shaped eco plates made from palm leaves.These heart-shaped 6-inch plates are one of the 16 shapes in Vegware’s new range of palm leaf tableware.
Vegware’s new range is made of fallen Areca nut palm leaves gathered in the forests of Kerala, Southern India. Areca nuts are harvested for chewing, a practise which dates back thousands of years in the region. Fallen leaves are collected, soaked in spring water, heat pressed into shape,thendried. There are no coatings, no additives and no chemicals – just the natural leaf. There are natural variations in the final colour and thickness, as no two leaves are the same!
Palm leaf is very sturdy, suitable for a huge variety of hot, wet and oily foods. The range can hold very liquid foods for up to 3 hours. They are safe for freezer and microwave use.
Just like all Vegware, the new palm range is completely compostable. That means that the bowls, plates and platters can be composted together with food or garden waste.
Fallen leaves are a sustainable, easily-renewed material, and producing this tableware provides work for social enterprises in rural India. Most of the production units are small “micro” farms and are often family-run.