Not going to start off with a quote on how coconut is versatile as a cooking agent, for hair and skincare and also, a lifeline for people far flung in various corners of the world. What we will tell you here is that coconut is an excellent means of scooping rich curries, containing those rich curries and even cutting through chunks of meat or veggies present in those rich curries. If you didn't catch the buzz, this list is not about the rich curries, it's coconut, again used in making those rich curries. These brands on LBB use coconut to make tableware that is not just sustainable but also minimal and user friendly.
Love With The Coco: Here Are Brands That Do Tableware Made Of Coconuts
'Thenga,' literally meaning 'coconut' in Malayalam is a brand pioneering in coconut tableware that is worth much more than a second look. The brand uses coconut shells to make bowls, spoons, forks and other kitchen essentials that are minimal in terms of looks and super easy to maintain. There is no fancy ornamentation or glaze work done on these. On the contrary, each piece is rustic and has the cuts and grooves, any earthen crockery would have. Also affordable with their prices hovering between INR 259 - INR 529, you need this brand's tableware.
Enough of the days when coconut oil was associated merely with hair oil and food. It is time to widen our gaze and look beyond big coconut palms coastal areas at large. This brand, Eco Bowls, is a sustainable e-store which reinvigorates the humble coconut and makes some trendy, biodegradable and handcrafted bowls out of them. These have some beautiful craftmanship on display with various designs and motifs trimmed on them and later polished using coconut oil. Tell you what, pull off a prank on your annoying cousins and give them coconut water (plain water in these bowls). Whether they like the prank or not, they're sure to love the bowls. They even have candle holders so your candle-light plans = sorted.
Let's make a move on from bowls and lift spirits a bit higher. We mean literally, with Posa India's wine glasses, tea cups, mugs, bowls and even planters! (coco)Nuts, isn't it?! (see what I did there #NaReal). These guys give a lot of impetus on how they make their products, first by sanding it and then by polishing it, using only extra virgin coconut oil. No lamination or extra finishing using chemicals, these guys surely know how to work around their resources, churning out quality with their recycled coconut crockery.
This brand ventures a bit deeper into the premier collection with their coconut crockery, the likes of cocktail glasses, dessert bowls and cups with saucers. We loved the brand for its use of the interiors of the coconut fused into the main coconut structure. The holders for the cups and the stem of the cocktail glasses use what we believe are interiors of a coconut with a brighter shade of yellow coming through to give the pieces an added zing of brightness. Polished with coconut oil, the coconutware has a matte finish to provide that smoothness. They are priced slightly on the higher end with their products ranging at around INR 799.
The Coconut People
The Coconut People is a brand that has made organic living a part of its ethos, with its operations and existence, all deriving from the soil. They keep things simple with their collection of coconut spoons, bowls (available in sets). The coconuts used are grown organically without the use of any fertilizers and chemicals. As they work in a good environment with standard wages for all employees, you know their products are worth it. We suggest you have soup in these bowls, made in a way to avoid spillage with its edges curving towards the inside.