We use tectona grandis, well known as Teak.
Teak has been popular between designers for many years due to its strong, weather-proof, fast growing characteristics
A member of the mint family reaching heights of 150 feet (45m)
The tree is found throughout Southeast Asia, Mexico and West Africa
Beneath its scaly bark is a strong, dark gold wood that turns deep brown when exposed to air and sunlight. Teak is known for its ability to withstand the elements, as well as its resistance to decay and termites.
It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil and warm, tropical climates where it receives plenty of sunshine. The species depends on pollination by insects —mainly bees—for survival
well known as Teak.
MEMBER OF THE MINT FAMILY
REACHING HEIGHTS OF 150ft (45 m)
FOUND IN THE TROPICS:
SOUTHEAST ASIA, MEXICO, WEST AFRICA
GROWS IN FERTILE, WELL-DRAINED SOIL
SCALY BARK / STRONG GOLD WOOD / WEATHER PROOF
DEEP BROWN WOOD WHEN EXPOSED TO AIR & SUN
RESISTENCE TO DECAY & TERMITES
DEPENDS ON POLLINATION
“As an eviromentalist, landscape architect, artist, human and consumer the quality and production of this series is something I have look deep into. Our goal is a to make a unique, beautiful, functional, ecological, sustainable product that can last for long time¨
Size: 22 x 18 x 3 cm
Who makes them?
Humans in Southeast Asia.
They pick-up dry leaves that fell naturally or leaves that are left behind after teak is cut down for building homes. They soak them in water for several days. Add natural pigment if needed. Hand place them on a flat wood bed. Cover them and press them with a heavy marble stone for several days to help them dry and attach flat to one-another. When ready waterproof them and hand cut them to create our one-of-a-kind products
KRISTINA ELLEN LONI SAHARA VANESSA
Our TRAVEL SET´s consist of 2 bags, (17.5 x 13 x 3.5 cm) & (26 x 20.5 x 4.5 cm)
For the nature of our products each item is unique. Color and design varies from leaf to leaf. Ellen is the original color the teak leaf gets when dry. All others are colored with natural, chemical-free pigments. The color of you item may differ from a lighter to a darker tone from the one pictured on your screen but in essence it maintains the core color value. Thank you for your understanding.
HANDMADE & ONE-OF-A-KIND
We release new designs every few months, and limited edition capsules seasonally
Why did Bianca decided to collaborate to create leaf bags?
¨I love trees. I believe in nature. I see the infinate potential a leaf has. For me this collaboration marks the first step in a long chain of growth. Is great for the people who makes them as it provides them a growing job. For me is a daily inspiration. I hope to expand the possibilies of usages of leaves in our modern world¨
PROVIDING WOMEN A DIGNIFIED WORK
We aim to empower and amplify the effect women have on tomorrow’s economy. We want to increase women’s and girls’ literacy and education giving them a greater and more equal chance in life. We believe that to do so we need to facilitate their mothers a dignify empowering growing job our next project involves women in Togo, West Africa
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