Acacia

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Acacia is widespread in the Philippines and typically found in waste places along roads and trails.  The tree was introduced to the country from tropical America around the 1800’s and was widely planted as a shade tree.   There are over 1,300 species of acacia world wide as this is a fast-growing species that is not on any endangered list.  It is a very eco-friendly wood to harvest.

Acacia has become a prized wood over the years because of its beauty, density, and strength.  It is a genuine hard wood rich with natural oils that give the wood its natural water resistance.

Acacia is highly plentiful, good looking and exhibits fair performance in the kitchen making it a popular choice for use as cutting boards, cheese boards, serving spoons, bowls, and plates.

Caring for your acacia kitchenware pieces is easy.  Handwash with hot, soapy water and an occasional rubbing with food-safe mineral oil will keep the wood from drying. Odors can be removed by rubbing with table salt and lemon. Regular sanitizing with one part vinegar to five parts water is recommended.

KD Sourcing has strong connections with factories specializing in the manufacture of acacia wood kitchen and tableware. Designs and sizes are all customizable according to the buyer’s specification. Email us with your requirements and we will work with you in developing a prototype.

 

The Philippines

The Philippines is an island country in Southeast Asia; an archipelago of 7,107 islands bounded by the Philippine Sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, the Sulu Sea to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the west and north. 


Being surrounded by water on all sides, the country is a popular holiday destination (think white, pristine beaches!) while it’s natural flora and fauna provides livelihood for a huge chunk of the population. Fishing and farming are the grounds that give birth to industries such as handicraft. Through generations, people developed skills where the raw materials from trees, plants and other natural resources were turned into useful tools and decorative pieces.

The Philippines is a haven for buyers & designers looking to create new product designs as not only do they have access to rich materials; they also are able to work with creative Filipino designers who have an understanding of the varying aesthetics in the consumer world. 

KD Sourcing is the bridge between the buyer and the source. Our work is to connect you – our buyer – to the manufacturing sources and make your design ideas come to life! 

Interested to learn more and brainstorm with us? We are an email away!