Van Verre Sustainable Olive Wood Handmade Honey Spoon
A little miracle of Nature. This honey spoon makes a lovely present together with our Kalios Pine tree honey.
Olive wood is extremely hard; in fact, it is one of the hardest of all woods. Olive wood utensils remain smooth and intact for a long, long time, whereas regular wood items start to fray around the edges fairly quickly.
The sun-dried wood is hand carved by Tunisian craftsmen who carfully follows the veins of the tree. Our Olive Wood items are only treated with grape seed oil.
Impact: Olive trees can live for hundreds of years, and while they take a long time to grow, the wood is often a by-product of the agricultural industry, since trees eventually stop producing good fruit. This makes olive wood a sustainable material. Van Verre takes part in a preservation program launched by the Tunisian government; for every olive tree that is cut, a new one is planted.
Use: A rinse with warm water is more than sufficient to wash the robust olive wood’s. Do not put it into the dishwasher or use any detergent. A gentle rub of olive oil feeds the wood and enriches its lively markings, allowing this exceptional product to be enjoyed for years. It’s a piece of nature on your table. Enjoy!
A "Unik" Brand Story: Founder of Van Verre, Suzanne Mertens is joined by Gerard de Rooij on a special quest to bring cultures together. Believing in the original spirit of fair trade they establish sustainable ties with communities to improve their living. This envolves beeing transparent about the origin of the products, and focus on social engagement, dignity and shared value. Van Verre trade original goods only, a desire to sell handmade crafts that carry the power of centuries of savoir-faire.