A trip around Bali caused Jake McKeon to discover coconut bowl souvenirs. He thought the bowls naturally would sell well in his health food business, so he filled a bag with coconut shell bowls and returned home to Austraila and sold them. After selling out on two batches quickly, Jake got to thinking about turning coconut shells into a lucriative eco-friendly business.
There are billions of coconuts harvested each year for the coconut oil, water and the flesh, with 99 percent of the coconut shell being tossed and burned. The waste contributes to a large amount of CO2 and methane emissions. Coconut shells ended up becoming part of the solution to this environmental problem.
The coconut shells are sent to local craftspeople and artisans who sand and polish the shells. Many of the workshop artisians are family. They cut, clean and sand the coconut shells. Finishing them with organic virgin coconut oil polish. Turning the shells into beautiful coconut bowls that you can eat from.
Coconut Bowls Mission: Inspire people to be conscious about the food they put in their body, and the impact products that are used have on the environment. Learn more here.
Coconut Bowls can be purchased here on Biome where over 5000 everday use eco-friendly products are sold. You can get your eco-shopping on!