Palm leaf is a true innovation when it comes to sustainable materials.
The naturally shed leaves of Areca palm trees, which are abundant in peninsular India, are collected, cleaned with high pressure water and pressed to create a wide range of eco-friendly products, most commonly tableware such as plates and bowls.
The end result is a compostable material with a wood-like appearance and incredible durability due to it being made from one of the sturdiest leaves known to humans.
Alternatively, the palm leaves can be broken into thin strips and woven together to make hand-made baskets, boxes and hats.
This ethically-sourced and environmentally-friendly material is the perfect solution to throwing guilt-free dinner parties and picnics.