OUR STORY

Hi! I'm Catherine.

I started this company when I went on a my trip to Bali back in 2015. At that time I just fell in love with everything, the oceans, the waterfalls, everything nature.

Being out at sea, watching the waves, and feeling the energy of the moon - this was my form of meditation, my medicine.
 
I experienced a horrendous problem of plastic pollution. Wading through plastic bags, bottles and straws made the whole experience bittersweet.
 
Thats why I wanted to find some easy things that we can do to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our sea.

 

Being in Bali, I also had access to all the amazing natural resources - like bamboo, sustainably-sourced cotton, and more. Bamboo grows so fast (without any chemicals too!) so it's a GREAT, strong alternative to plastic.

Then I found an incredible team who sustainably source bamboo near Ubud, and could handcraft bamboo utensils, bamboo boards, everything you can think of can be done with bamboo.

And voila - SPONILO® was born!

We wanted to provide a replacement to the plastic cutlery with some cool designs to make it more fun instead of boring plain bamboo that you find very often, so decided to take a risk on my savings and gave it a shot.

At SPONILO®, we are all about celebrating our natural world. The simple life. So we can create a better world for the next generations.  

Every choice we make has an impact on our environment. We can’t change the world overnight – but the small changes we make will make a difference. 

All our products are created with passion and purpose.

Handmadeness is the term that we use to describe our process. The quality of handmadeness is central to everything we do. We work with people that work with their hands; framers, woodworkers, and stitchers. Our team overseas every aspect of our production process.

Made at the source

We focus on the environment and responsible practices. We work with local workers and local businesses, practicing fair trade and implementing a zero-waste policy.

It is our promise to you that everything we produce is with the utmost respect to our environment.

Handcrafted with care

Our team prides itself on the quality of our products. Our design and material choices result in safe and durable products that will last for years and can withstand the toughest use case: real life.

Sustainable

     

For us, sustainability goes well beyond the balance between what we take from the earth and what we return to it.It's a philosophy that applies to how we conduct ourselves as a business. We make strides to further our commitment to 3rd-party certification and testing, promote fair labor practices and safe working conditions, and green our supply chain.These efforts have been recognized by leading associations and trade groups. We are honored to receive these accolades and proudly display their badges.