About Pacific Merchants Trading Company
When I started Pacific Merchants in my garage in 1992, my goal was to offer a great value, with interesting products that are classic and stylish. I believe our products speak for themselves to a discerning audience. We don’t feel the need to be the cheapest, just the best quality at a fair price.
Pacific Merchants is a family owned small company with big beliefs. Our core values are quality, outstanding value, sustainability and friendly customer sevice. Pacific Merchants is not a bureaucracy and we care about people. We always try to do the right thing and believe in good karma. Pacific Merchants supports small businesses like us because it's the right thing to do. Big business should not be allowed to dominate the market and squeeze out the small guy.
Acaciaware salad bowls are hand made from one piece of wood. Acacia wood is a hard wood, versatile and durable. Our competitors sell bowls that are glued together pieces of wood. These bowls look nice but are prone to cracking along the glue lines as the wood expands and contracts as humidity and temperature changes.
Acacia wood is harder than most woods, including oak. Acacia is used for flooring and solid furniture. Our solid acacia bowls will not crack with temperature or humidity changes. Acaciaware will not stain or pick up odors.
Sustainability is one of our core values. Acacia trees are considered sustainable for many reasons. One feature of this tree species is it can grow 2-3 feet per year. Acacia is a fast growing tree and can re-grow itself 2-3 times on the same root stock. Our wood sources use harvesting rates that do not exceed a forest's natural capacity to regenerate. Natural forest conditions are maintained to support wildlife and healthy ecosystems.
I hope our approach contributes to your enjoyment of life!