bambu® Announces Membership to Outdoor Industry Association
Portland, Oregon, November 29th, 2017 – bambu® joins the Outdoor Industry Association, teaming up with OIA and other outdoor businesses to work together towards meaningful change in recreation and trade policy, and sustainable business innovation.
bambu® is a brand that is well established in the housewares industry and the first truly green brand to enter the segment in 2003.
In May 2017, bambu launched 'bambu Outdoor' to offer it’s brand of certified organic and sustainably made outdoor kitchen accessories and outdoor cooking utensils to the outdoor segment. Products include biodegradable plates, disposable cutlery, backpacking utensils and more.
“Our camping accessories are the first and only products made from certified organic resources. We have been auditing our source of bamboo since 2008. Our handmade products are ideal for use in the outdoors. There are extremely lightweight and provide a natural alternative to plastic,” explains Jeffrey Delkin, owner and cofounder of bambu.
“OIA is focused on sustainable business innovation. And integral to sustainable business practices are the materials you use. We face a long list of environmental challenges around the world. It is in all our interests for business to work together to protect our natural environment, adds Rachel Speth, designer and owner of bambu®.
About Outdoor Industry Association
OIA was founded in 1989 by a group of 14 visionary outdoor industry pioneers who created the association to be a unified, collaborative, pre-competitive voice to help guide the industry. Today, OIA is the voice of the outdoor recreation industry, both locally and in Washington D.C., serving more than 1200 manufacturers, retailers distributors, suppliers, sales representatives, nonprofits and outdoor enthusiasts.
bambu® is a small global brand that designs and makes award-winning products for the home and outdoors created from renewable and organic resources such as bamboo, cork, hemp and organic cotton selling in more than 14 countries.
The product range from bambu consists of kitchen utensils, bamboo utensils, bamboo plates, eco-friendly cutlery, bamboo flatware.
bambu® is a member of Green America and has earned the highest standard Gold Level distinction from the Green Business. Many bambu branded products are organic certified by Ceres and USDA Biobased-certified. bambu® has a strong focus on social responsibility and promotes its mission of sustainability through partnerships with organizations focused on promoting and protecting a healthy planet including the Conservation Alliance, Honey Bee Research Lab at Oregon State University, The Nature Conservancy, Plastic Pollution Coalition, and Environmental Defense Fund, and 1% for the Planet.