Welcome to Jungle Culture
Jungle Culture was conceived to remedy the damage a single plastic straw can do to our environment. Currently, 500 million straws are discarded each year. None of these will ever decompose.
Our story began on the road. A pair of British nomads, we first crossed paths whilst backpacking across Mexico in 2016. Bonding over the desire to make a difference, we became curious about how we could preserve the natural world around us. We started talking about how we could find an alternative to the use of single-use plastics and reduce plastic pollution.
It was vital that any business we created would benefit local communities and work in harmony with the natural environment rather than against it.
We first launched Jungle Straws in August 2018. At Jungle Straws we produce ethically sourced, reusable bamboo straws made from the lungs of the East, bamboo. Every straw is handmade in Northern Vietnam at a family-ran bamboo farm.
Our journey has since taken us from Northern Vietnam to the coconut kingdom of Southern Vietnam, with a couple of detours along the way. As well as helping to preserve the natural environment, we have always been interested in connecting with the cultures of far-flung communities and sharing unique stories. And so, on we went to form our partner brand, Jungle Culture.
Now, under the Jungle Culture canopy, we produce organic coconut bowls, bamboo cutlery and bamboo razors. Everything we make is sourced from natural materials and innovativly crafted by Vietnamese artisans.
As a nomadic business, we straddle East and West. We are headquartered in Britain, but we continue to make regular visits to our partner farms, factories and craft workshops. This way we are able to guarantee fair treatment of workers, high-quality production standards and 100% organic manufacturing.
Jungle Culture is all about human culture. From the farmers and artisans we’ve teamed up with in rural Vietnam, to the restaurants, the independent brands, our wholesalers, our consumers. We put as much care into forging a unity with our tribe of wholesalers and customers we do creating our products.
Still a pair of explorers at heart, the journey of Jungle Culture is as organic as our products. Just like bamboo shoots, our beliefs continue to grow and lead us to harvest new ideas. The thing about adopting a sustainable life is that it's never too late to begin, so why not start your own journey with us today with that single straw.