What is Sal Leaf?
Sal Tree (Shorea Robusta) mostly growing in the Indian Subcontinent. Common like other tree leaves, Sal Tree leaves are biodegraded and compost in nature after the end of their life cycle. This leave are looks thin but its strong, sturdy and remain green in color for longer period. These unique Natural characteristics and Nature gift to human beings allow us to use dry Sal Tree Leaf for a kitchenware item.
Invention by course of time
From centuries, it's very common that people belonging to Indian Continent are used to use various leaves for ritual purposes and food try. The varieties and options of these products available in today’s world are one masterpieces innovation. Social awareness and affordability enable it spread out throughout the world and add commercial value to the manufacturers
How it’s made?
It has a simple manufacturing process; dried fallen Sal leaf thoroughly washed. Knots and unwanted parts cut and removed. These prepared leaves are hand-stitched (using Sticks or cotton thread) and put to gather to form a large round serving plate.
To give additional strength and a sturdy look, recycle kraft paper used underneath and heat pressed to form in various shapes and sizes of plates, bowls, and platters. However, it does NOT contain any chemical to compose the raw material, colour, or wax coating on the surface.
Collecting leaves from Jungle, sorting, storage, and preparation is a major challenge for commercial production. The best quality of leaves is only available in the Northern part of India. There is 50% manual labour involved during the entire production cycle. This indirectly generates employment in the rural area. Government of India policy and local NGO encourage to produce export quality sustainable natural disposable products.