To craft its naturally graceful bowls, Core Bamboo uses only organically grown bamboo; food-safe, water-based adhesives; and top-grade natural oils. Even the lacquer comes from natural cashew trees. Naturally antimicrobial, bamboo is also one of the strongest (yet lightest) materials around, making it a lovely yet practical choice for your table and kitchen. Core Bamboo's bright, beautiful bowls, trays, utensils, and accessories are made from one of the most remarkable resources on earth. When bamboo is planted, its roots spread and automatically regenerate themselves. Plants are ready to be harvested in as little as four years. Antibacterial by nature, bamboo is also unusually durable and lightweight--stronger than maple yet lighter than oak, making it both a stylish and a practical choice for your kitchen and table.