Materials: Lepironia (Sedge family)
Sourced from Vietnam
Produced by Hayami.
Hayami is a partnership between three young people – a student of Tokyo University of Agriculture, a Japanese member, and a Vietnamese person living in Vietnam. Since we have local staff in Vietnam, we’re able to build a close relationship with the manufacturer and develop products that meet the needs of our customers.
As a person who bears the weight of the future of the well-being of the planet, Hayami hopes to provide as many people with an opportunity to start using sustainable goods for a greener future.
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The colors are varied between each straw as they are completely un-dyed, chemical-free straws.
There will be varying tones of green or yellow-green.
Earth-friendly: completely biodegradable & naturally derived.
These grass straws are highly suggested for those who want to become more eco-conscious.
Plastic straws take more than 100 years to decompose.
Grass straws can decompose and return to the earth within a few months!
Hayami hopes to see more restaurants, cafes, and food trucks to incorporate grass straws in their establishments rather than one-time-use plastic straws and paper straws. Grass straws are superior durability and heat-resistant compared to paper straws. There are so many perks to grass straws!
The raw material is called Lepironia (Sedge family).
Lepironia is a plant of the sedge family. It is most commonly indigenous to Southeast Asia (Vietnam), India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, China, New Guinea, and western Pacific islands. In Vietnam, because of its durability and flexibility, it’s often used for knitting baskets. Our raw materials origin is in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. From harvesting to manufacturing, it is all done manually by the villagers.
Workers in the factory are required to wear masks and gloves at all times.
As a hygienic initiative, in addition to cleaning with tap water, we perform heat sterilization and ultraviolet sterilization processing at 55 ° C for 1.5 hours.
Hayami’s products have also passed the inspections for arsenic, heavy metals, formaldehyde, coliform bacteria, general viable bacteria which is carried out at the Food Analysis Center of Japan. Safety and quality are guaranteed!