The Hampi Products are based on a simple yet brilliant idea; collect naturally shed palm leaves to create a wide range of premium natural design tableware.
The production process behind the Hampi plates is simple and sustainable; the naturally shed palm leaves are collected at our palm plantation in India and heat pressed into their shapes and sizes without using any toxic chemicals or waxes.
The underlying technique of our production was developed in the south of India, where recycling and making use of everything that nature has to offer is a way of life. We believe this lifestyle should be adopted by more people. Why? Because the one mother that does not clean up after you is Mother Nature.
That is what we mean by “A Hampi State of Mind” let’s challenge our habits and use more natural and recycled materials to minimize the impact we have on our environment. Hampi provides a stylish and natural alternative to tableware without harming the life on Earth.
Hampi Products are 100% biodegradable and “back yard” compostable, just like all our other brands.
Since starting the production of Hampi, SD Trading have created job opportunities in rural areas where the living standards are below average. We have been able to create value through our production that has helped strengthen the local economy in the villages where our production is taking place. Our collaboration with micro- entrepreneurs have enabled the inhabitants to generate their own income and build a business.
From Waste to Design Plates in Ten Steps
1. Around seven times a year the Areca Palm tree sheds one of its leaves
2. The shed leaves are collected from the ground by local people
3. Only the wooden part of the leaf is used. The green part is left on the ground as nutrition for the soil
4. The collected leaves are dried in the sun for a couple of days
5. The leaves, now dry, are being transported to our production facilities
6. Next, the leaves are thoroughly washed, rinsed, cleaned and cut to size for production
7. The leaves are heat pressed and cut into shape by hydraulic or manually operated machines
8. The finished plates are brushed and cleaned
9. Every palm plate has to pass 10 different quality tests
10. The approved plates are packed and ready for transport
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