If a product does not generate a sufficient added value for the craftsman's revenue, we will either not produce it or rethink the design technically.

We give priority to ensuring a fair income to artisans while maintaining high-quality standards.
EKOBO chose bamboo because it is one of our earth’s most renewable resources. It is a fast-growing, naturally regenerative woody grass which flourishes organically without pesticides, fertilisers or herbicides. It can be continuously harvested every 3 years without damaging the plant or the surrounding environment.

Bamboo is a viable solution to the challenge of deforestation as it recycles carbon dioxide and produces 30% more oxygen than trees in a similar situation (1 hectar of bamboo sequesters 62 tons of CO2/year - source: J.Janssen, Technical University Eindhoven, 2000).
Aside from its choice of bamboo, EKOBO minimises its impact on the environment by favoring handmade products which have low impact on carbon emissions.

We collaborate with local craftsmen and women to avoid transporting a workforce from distant provinces; over 98% of our small, light products are shipped in an optimised fashion by boat rather than by air.
Our products are wrapped in recycled paper and cardboard boxes in the village. We reuse our shipping boxes to prepare final orders. All shipping pallets are purchased second-hand and recuperated in close proximity to our warehouse in South of France.