Thursday, February 23, 2012

Kayu


I read somewhere the other day that flowers are already starting to bloom because the weather has been so crazy this year.  

Don’t get me wrong, I am enjoying our mild winter and will take it any year!

And I do enjoy flowers and plants.

But as with everything there are exceptions to this rule.

1) Office jungles with fake plants.
This is the view from my cube - the one on the left is fake.
And rest assured there are MANY more! 
If I were making this up, I would be considered a very creative person, but I’m not.
True story. 
The ladies in the cubes next to mine have created a jungle complete with fake flowers.
There are so many plants that people walking past really do double-takes.
 It is pretty hilarious!



2) Bamboo.
Not the cute bamboo in a pretty little vase with stones.
*Pic from shutterstock.com
I’m okay with that kind.
I’m talking about the bamboo that was in my old yard at my previous house.
The prior owners to the house behind mine decided to have a garden with an Asian theme complete with it.
I don’t know what your experience with bamboo is, but I can assure you that it spreads.
EVERYWHERE!!!!
It moved to my yard.
It moved to my other neighbor’s yard.
And the other one as well.
I’m just glad that I moved when I did! 
But bamboo can be very useful when in the right conditions.
Bamboo clothing, bamboo floors, bamboo dishware and cutting boards, and bamboo handbags and sunglasses.

Like this company – Kayu. http://www.kayudesign.com/
Kayu - "For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia."
 Kayu makes handbags and sunglasses out of “natural, renewable materials that are produced in a sustainable manner. Our products are made from bamboo, a fast-growing grass that replenishes itself in just three years. We also use buntal an abundant type of straw that comes from a palm and shell that is sustainably sourced. For our Resort 2012 collection we incorporated wood from the acacia tree, an invasive and fast-growing plant.”
Kayu - Maggie Straw Tote - "For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia." Kayu - Betty Shell - "For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia." Kayu - Julie Foldever - "For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia."  
A little more information about Kayu - http://www.kayudesign.com/our-philosophy.html:

“OUR ARTISANS

A bamboo artisan in China, a shell-crafter in Cebu, a T'boli weaver in the Southern Philippines - our products are handcrafted by artisans using techniques that have been passed down through the generations, and seek to preserve and promote indigenous craft and culture.

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS

For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. We make our donations through the non-profit Unite For Sight. To find out more about Unite For Sight, go to www.uniteforsight.org
Kayu - Gaya bamboo sunglasses - "For every pair of sunglasses purchased, a donation is made towards funding sight-restoring surgeries in India. For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia."Kayu - Rawa bamboo sunglasses  Kayu - Cebu Wood Sunglasses
For every handbag purchased, a donation is made towards buying backpacks and school supplies for children in Cambodia. We make our donations through the non-profit Awareness Cambodia. To find out more about Awareness Cambodia, go to www.awarecam.org

Jamie Lim is the creator of Kayu and she strives “to keep our core principles of craftsmanship, ecology and ethics in mind. All of our products are handmade and feature natural materials. In addition, we remain committed to bettering our community by donating 2% of each sale towards health care and education in the developing world.”


The handbags and sunglasses are very cute and would make great gifts for your sister or best friend or hey even yourself for a new summer bag! 

1 comment:

  1. these glasses looks awesome i want to buy one of those and the volors of bags are looks threatning espescilly i am looking forward to gift it to one of my friends also....
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