File this under awesome ideas and good for the cause, Acacia Creations takes recycled materials and reinvents them into beautiful bowls and tabletop pieces for the home. Recycled magazine bowls and fallen olive wood tableware are among the beautifully handcrafted pieces Acacia Creations offers. Using only recycled and reclaimed materials found in Kenya and practicing fair trade principles, Acacia Creations is an eco-friendly company with a true appreciation for its artists.
Acacia Creations uses recycled magazines to craft one-of-a-kind bowls and coasters. Use these brightly colored bowls as a beautiful backdrop to your favorite collectibles, or as decorative pieces themselves! Recycled magazine products include bowls ranging from 3 to 9 inches in diameter, and coasters sold in sets of four. Magazine products are finished with a non-toxic lacquer, making them water resistant and durable, but are not recommended for food use.
Fallen olive wood, a tree native to Kenya, is used by Acacia Creations for its durability as well as the attractive contrast in colors of the wood. Each piece in the collection is hand carved into beautiful tableware, perfect for displaying your favorite recipes!
The Olive Wood Collection includes:
– 3-inch bowl with teaspoon, traditionally used as salt and pepper servers
– 6-inch bowls, versatile enough for anything (natural or painted)
– 8-inch divided hors d’oeuvres bowl, perfect for dry snacks
– Salad servers: painted, spiraled, or branched
– Double bowl and double spoon
– Heart-shaped nesting bowls (set of three)
Use your olive wood tableware to serve appetizers to guests, as ingredient bowls during food prep, or for daily use! Finished with a food-safe sunflower oil, olive wood products are water-resistant and durable.
Find the perfect piece and feel good knowing your purchase is directly benefitting the artist who made it. Acacia Creations pays its employees a percentage of sales on top of their monthly salary, earning them five times the national average in Kenya.
With pricing ranging from $7.50 to $28.00, Acacia Creations’ unique pieces are an affordable way to add a touch of warmth and functionality to your home. Acacia Creations products are available at select retailers nationwide and online. For more details on Acacia Creations products and their fair trade practices, visit http://www.acaciacreationsstore.com.
About Acacia Creations
Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Acacia Creations includes a unique collection of handmade jewelry and house décor made from recycled and reclaimed materials. While operating in accordance of fair trade practices, Acacia’s 21 employees receive a monthly salary and percentage of each sale. In fact, Acacia’s employee wages are five times higher than Kenya’s national average.
Acacia Creations is proud to support its employees and the children of Kenya. Portions of certain sales benefit the children of Kenya by providing shoes and school supplies or medical care through Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, which provides life-saving support and care to underprivileged children and their families. Making its U.S. debut in 2007, Acacia Creations can be found in 2,000 retail outlets throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.