Acaciaware™ and Sustainability

Acaciaware™ is responsibly forested with care. "Responsibly forested" means that our wood is harvested in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

Sustainability means:

  • Harvesting rates and clearing sizes do not exceed a forest's natural capacity to regenerate.
  • Maintaining natural forest conditions needed for wildlife and healthy ecosystems to function.
  • Protecting and maintaining rare, threatened, and endangered species and forest types.
  • Not clearing forests or replacing them with barren tree plantations.
  • Minimizing or eliminating chemical use.
  • Protecting streams and rivers from soil erosion that degrades water quality and fish habitats.
  • Helping workers, communities, and indigenous people benefit from the forestry operation, and protecting their rights and interests.

Why Acaciaware™?

Acaciaware™ is handcrafted. Bowls are hand turned from one solid piece of acacia hardwood. Acaciaware™ has been sold to retail stores, caterers and restaurants in the United States for over two decades.

The hard grain of Acaciaware™ repels penetration by liquids without picking up stains or odors. Each bowl and serving piece has a food-safe and water-resistant finish, which has been rigorously tested and exceeds all California Proposition 65 requirements. Acaciaware™ can handle moderate heat but cannot withstand hot pans or baking dishes taken directly from the oven. Acaciaware™ is not dishwasher or microwave safe.

Acaciaware™ is easy care! Simply wash the item with warm soapy water and air dry. If your acacia wood appetizer tray and serving plate ever appears dry, treat it with 100% pure mineral oil and the grain will be restored to its original beautiful condition.

Minimizing Our Carbon Footprint: Recycled Packing Material

In our own warehouse, we recycle clean shipping boxes through a special machine imported from Germany. The machine we affectionately call Mr. Shredder shreds cardboard into soft webbing that is used as packing material to keep our products safe in their journey from our warehouse in Southern California to you, our treasured customers all across the country.

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