Cook up a storm in eco-friendly ethical style with beautiful, practical, hardwearing kitchen utensils that are a joy to use, fair trade and made from sustainable natural materials. Shop everything from certified organic cotton and hemp tea towels and aprons to bamboo cooking utensils, gorgeous wooden cutting boards and stunning copper handled cutlery sets.
Whether you have a sleek minimalist kitchen, a cosy country cottage, or a Tuscan kitchen design, natural materials will never look out of place. Bamboo is a great eco-conscious choice for kitchen accessories. It's fast-growing, (much faster than wood), can be harvested without damaging the plant and doesn't need any harsh chemicals or pesticides. It's extremely lightweight and strong making it much more durable than wooden cutlery. Plus the non-porous surface means it won't absorb water or odours, doesn't stain and is extremely easy to clean making it a hygienic choice as well.
As well as food preparation tools Babame also stocks a great range of high-quality reusable kitchen products so you can give the heart of your home a full eco-makeover.
We have stainless steel food storage containers to replace all those mismatched plastic tubs. Abeego beeswax food wrap so you can ditch the plastic wrap with a sustainable alternative made from all natural ingredients including jojoba oil and tree resin. Lightweight bamboo and wooden forks, spoons and tongs to replace the plastic cutlery. Reusable wipes so you don't need a paper towel for any little spills. And even reusable trash bags and a coconut hair scourer for the kitchen sink.
If you love cooking and spend a lot of time in the kitchen there are probably a fair few cookware essentials you couldn't live without. Whether that's your go-to chef's knife, your best non-stick pans or a favourite kitchen appliance you get out everytime you cook. There are so many labour saving devices, kitchen gadgets and multi-purpose tools available but the likelihood is that most of them will end up shoved in the back of a kitchen drawer or cluttering the work surface as all you really reach for is your cutting boards, knife, favourite pan and wooden spoons or spatula.
A bamboo utensil set is a great addition to any kitchen. They are a long-lasting, naturally antibacterial alternative to wood, kind to non-stick cookware, and great looking. The â€˜give it a rest' series makes use of the natural shape of the bamboo to provide a build in spoon rest on the back of the utensils. And we especially love that they make a 'kids in the kitchen' set so that any budding chefs can join you when baking. These are also the perfect size to take with you when camping.
We also have a lovely range of fair trade mango wood spoons and utensils hand carved in India from trees that have reached the end of their fruit-bearing life. We particularly love the short handled scoop spoon. This is one of those items you never knew you needed that you'll wonder how you ever lived without. The short handle and thin edge makes these measuring spoons great for scooping out ingredients such as flour with much less wobble so they are really good when cooking with kids. The garlic crusher/muddler is also a great multi-purpose tool and will look fab when you're making summer cocktails.
And if you need somewhere to store all your lovely new utensils the four compartment vintage iron bread tin utensil tray would make a great drawer organizer/drawer divider for your cutlery drawer or can be used in the countertop for a bit of farmhouse or industrial chic.
Bambu's bamboo chopping boards are destined to become a kitchen favourite. Naturally beautiful they are at home in any kitchen decor and you'll no doubt find yourself using them for serving food at the table almost as much as you do for chopping food in the kitchen. These fair trade boards are made by a cooperative of craftspeople in China and the producers use only food safe, water based, formaldehyde free adhesives and 100% natural oils rather than petroleum based mineral oil.
If your little ones love ice cream and lollies but you would rather not give them all that sugar on a daily basis pop the ice cream scoop away and grab a set of the silicone ice pop makers. These are great for turning healthy home made smoothies into delicious frozen treats. Add a few veggies into the mix and they'll be getting their five a day without even realising.
The hemp and organic cotton blend tea towels are a dream to use. They are super soft and absorbent, only improve with wear and hemps naturally antimicrobial and mildew resistant qualities mean it's the perfect fibre to use in the kitchen.
A wooden or bamboo tray is a far nicer way of serving food and drinks than a plastic tray and they look good in your kitchen to. We love the Hex trays for serving drinks. Made from reclaimed cedar wood boards each one is totally unique with it's own story to tell. And for food, the bamboo trays make a great alternative to slates for serving up dishes at a dinner party and for rustic outdoor dining.
The eco-friendly bamboo cutlery set is a great alternative to disposable cutlery for days out, picnics or easting in the garden. Each bamboo flatware piece is handcrafted from a single piece of organically grown bamboo. They are stain resistant and dishwasher safe making them a great eco-friendly alternative to wooden cutlery. The serrated knife is also very handy if you need to cut bread or fruit.
There's also a kids fork and spoon set, ideal for little ones to use at home or out and about and a spork which is perfect for popping in your bag in case you need to eat on the run.
And for quirky at home dining the Artisan Fair copper handle cutlery set is divine. As flatware sets go this is super stylish and comes in a lovely box making it the perfect gift. Each piece has been handcrafted from stainless steel with the copper plated handles given a tactile hammered finish. This set would make a lovely wedding gift or is a great way to update your dining table.