The ethos of ‘Nature and My’ is focussed on offering ethical, natural and eco-friendly products suitable for the whole family. Our products are both good for our health and the environment. We aim to provide natural, zero waste and ethically sourced alternatives to many everyday items.Sustainability is an essential aspect of sourcing and manufacturing our products.
Bamboo can grow as fast as one meter in just one day! As it grows so fast, bamboo groves are easily replaced and as such, bamboo is a very renewable and sustainable material. It can be grown in areas (such as hillsides) where other crops cannot be grown and harvesting it can be done with no damage to the surrounding environment.
The bamboo used in our products has been grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers in the Jiangxi Province in China, which is highly regulated and monitored by the Chinese authorities. The bamboo is sourced only from a manufacturer with licensed cutting permission granted by the government.
The stainless steel used in the manufacture of our water bottles and eco drinking straws is '18/8' stainless steel. It contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. This steel is also known as '304' (in the American AISI grade designation system) or 1.4301 in the European BS EN 10088 standard.
Rice Husk is one of the major by-products from the rice milling process and contains approximately 75% organic volatile matter. The balance of 25% of the weight of this husk is converted into ash during the firing process and contains 85% - 90% of amorphous silica. Approximately 20 million tonnes of this ash is produced annually and is a great environmental threat, causing damage to the land and the surrounding area in which it is dumped. One way to overcome this is to find creative ways in which to use this waste product without burning it, hence the development of our lunch boxes. The rice husks used for our lunch boxes are made entirely from organic rice farms and dramatically reduces the carbon footprint burning this waste product contributes to the environment. They contain 80% rice husk and 20% corn starch so will fully biodegrade and turn into compost within approximately 180 days with no poisonous toxins released into the earth during the process.