We do not recommend using our products in the microwave or the dishwasher as the extreme heat can reduce the lifetime of your natural bamboo.
The removable silicone on our products is safe for the top drawer of a dishwasher.
To prolong the life of your bamboo hearts product, keep these simple tips in mind:
• Do not put it in the dishwasher. Use a tiny amount of washing up liquid, warm water, and a cloth or sponge to clean. Be sure to rinse thoroughly.
• Do not place in the microwave.
• Dry your bamboo product whenever you wash it by allowing it to air dry for a few hours. This will ensure it is completely dry before you store away, preventing it from building bacteria or mold.
• Do not leave your kitchenware or tableware to soak in water for a prolonged period of time. After an extended period of time bamboo can become very absorbent and will draw in liquids and odors very quickly.
• Every few months, oil your bigger bamboo products to keep them from splitting. Apply beeswax or a food-safe oil like walnut oil, coconut oil or almond oil to a rag or paper towel. Do not use olive oil as it goes rancid too quickly. Rub a liberal amount into the wood. Wipe off excess and allow it to sit overnight before using it.
Yes, bamboo is a natural heat deterrent. Our COOL-TOUCH bamboo products deter burns on your fingers if you touch them even at their hottest.
Currently, we are currently not available in store in place. You see, we love personally interacting with all of our customers and this relationship is essential to the development of new and better products, as well as to building the bamboo movement in general.
That’s great! You are more than welcome to use both offers, but please note that you can only apply one discount/promotion per order. If you enter multiple discount codes the last one entered will be applied and any prior codes entered will be disregarded.
Please double check your order confirmation to make sure that that offer you wish to receive has been applied next to “discounts” in your order summary.
We regularly offer promotional discounts which can include anything from monetary discounts to free gifts with purchase. Please be aware you can only apply one discount/promotion per order.
To use a discount on your order first add the product(s) you would like to purchase to your cart and in the checkout view please enter your discount code in the “Discounts” text field provided and then click “apply”.
To confirm your discount was applied please double check your order confirmation and make sure that your offer is displayed next to “discounts”. If you apply a monetary discount the amount will automatically be deducted from your order total.
If paying with a 3rd party (e.g. Paypal) please make sure you offer is applied before continuing to the 3rd party platform to complete payment.
Our customer service team is happy to answer any question you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by [email protected], our office is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm (GMT).
If you have received a damaged or incorrect item, contact our customer support team at [email protected] with a photo of the damage, or the incorrectly shipped product, as well as your order number and we will get back to you.
There will be times that our products will be out of stock, on most occasions pre-orders will be delivered within 30 days of your order. If you would like an idea of how long the wait will be, please email us at [email protected]. We offer out of stock items for pre-sale. We advise purchasing pre-sale products as they are the first ones out of the door when we are re-stocked!
Act as soon as possible ¬– just like with blood or ink stains, the quicker you treat the stain: the easier it will be to remove. A biological laundry detergent, like Persil Small & Mighty Bio, that contains enzymes to help break down stains is ideal for pre-treating wooden surfaces that are stained with foods like curry or turmeric.
Remember to test any stain removal method on a small, inconspicuous area of the stained item first to check there is no adverse reaction.
- Mix water and bicarbonate of soda together to form a paste.
Apply it to the stain, and rub gently with a soft cloth.
Rinse and repeat as necessary.
Vinegar is a mild acid which can kill mildew
Use white distilled vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle without watering it down. Spray the vinegar onto any mouldy surface and leave it to sit for an hour. Finally, wipe the area clean with water and allow the surface to dry. Any smell from the vinegar should clear within a few hours.
Baking Soda Method
Baking soda is a mild, white mineral powder, that can be used to kill mould in your home, plus it is safe for your family and pets. Besides killing mould, it will absorb moisture to help keep mould away.
To kill mould: Add one-quarter of a tablespoon of baking soda to a spray bottle of water and shake until it has dissolved. Spray the mouldy area with the baking soda and water solution, then use a scrub brush to remove all the mould from the surface. Next, rinse the surface with water to remove any residual mould on the surface.
Finally, spray the area again and let the surface dry. (This will kill any left-over mould and prevent the mould from returning).
All of these solutions are great non-toxic alternatives to chemical-based cleaners. Not only because they are safe to use and safe for the environment, but all of these products inexpensive and easy to find in your local store.
PAYMENTS & SHIPPING
EU – all items are sent via Royal mail with an estimated delivery at 3-5 working days excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
USA and Australia – select items are sent via USPS First Class Mail or Australia Post mail with an estimated delivery at 3-7 working days excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays. Some items are sent via select international couriers.
WorldWide – items shipped to locations outside of the above countries are shipped via select international couriers with an estimated delivery at 7 – 14 days excluding Bank holidays.
Currently, Free shipping is available to the EU, USA and Australia. All orders over $25 are eligible for free shipping. As we grow we hope to be able to offer Free worldwide shipping very soon.
Yes. After your order ships, you’ll receive a notification email with a link to track, so you can check on your shipping status and know when to expect your order. Your Bamboo Hearts order is typically dispatched on the same day, however, please allow 48 hours for your order to ship and up to 2 more days to begin seeing tracking updates from the courier due to processing time.
All product prices will show be shown in the local currency throughout your journey to the check out page at which point the final amount will be shown in USD. This is simply because our shop is based in the US. Rest assured that the final amount will reflect the exact amount in your local currency as you expect just converted to USD using the most up to date currency converter.
Typically, all items are dispatched on the same day and shipped together. However, there may be occasions where your orders are split into two separate deliveries. This is simply because our products are stored in multiple warehouses. In this case, your additional items should be delivered within 2-3 days.
When you buy products sold and shipped from outside your country, you or the recipient are responsible for paying import taxes and duties based on the laws of the country into which the products are being delivered.
In most cases, couriers will leave a card or notify if a delivery attempt was made. In which case please do contact the courier and arrange for a re-delivery to be made.
In some cases, your package will be made available for your collection at your local post office. Please refer to your package tracking number and get in touch with your local government postal service.
In circumstances of failed delivery attempts, incorrect address details or items not collected from your local post office we reserve the right to charge a fee for the re-delivery of your items.
QUALITY & SAFETY
All of the materials used in the production of our Bamboo Hearts products are considered ‘zero toxic’. In other words, they contain no toxic air contaminants or hazardous air pollutants of any kind. In fact, the materials in our sealants that by definition are considered VOC’s are the same ingredients used throughout the food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries with wide-ranging regulatory approvals.
After about 2 years worth of diligence and research, we chose to work with a specific factory in a small village in southern China, which grows organic bamboo. We looked at the process, the people and were satisfied that we had chosen a highly reliable company where bamboo cultivating provides jobs and opportunities for families who live there.
When it comes to safety, we take extra measure to ensure our products meet the safety requirements. The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act authorizes the Consumer Product Safety Commission to verify compliance of a product based on safety considerations and regulations. CPSC establishes testing protocols to simulate normal or reasonably foreseeable use, damage, or abuse in which our products may be subjected.
Bamboo Hearts products are tested by a CPSC accredited testing facility. Certificates of conformity may be made available on request.
We work with consumer protection professionals to keep us apprised of any relevant changes from the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission).
We invite you to learn more at www.cpsc.gov
It is wise and therefore suggested to take extra precautions with products intended for children. We recommend the following:
- When using the product for a child, always use products with adult supervision
- Never leave the child unattended while using these products
- Throw away at first signs of damage or weakness
- Wash thoroughly before use
- Hand wash with warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly
- Not recommended for dishwasher or prolonged soaking
- Not recommended for microwave
NOTE: Our eating utensils are not recommended as teething devices for babies.
Yes, both the silicone and any coloring used, are toxic free. We only use food grade silicone, which also non-toxic to aquatic life, or soil organisms, non-hazardous and can be recycled after a lifetime of use.
In general, the production process is such, that the resulting colored silicone material is completely stable without the need for any toxic additives.
Yes. As you would expect, our products meet or exceed food safety testing. All our products are tested and must pass independent international laboratory testing before we can label our products ‘food safe.’
In order to meet the requirements of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC), we use an independent third party to test and certify that our products comply with product safety requirements.
PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS
Thanks for your enthusiasm for sharing our products! Currently, we don’t have a re-sale system in place and would prefer to have people buy directly from us. You see, we love personally interacting with all of our customers and this relationship is essential to the development of new and better products, as well as to building the bamboo movement in general. We do appreciate your support and invite you to contact us if you want to discuss any unique opportunities or proposals that you might have.
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