Welcome To Our Farms
Curious to see where our straws come from?
OUR WHEAT FARM
Our story begins deep, into the depths of rural Mongolia. It’s a funny story, actually -- the farmers came up with the idea of using the wheat stalks as straws from the children using them to blow bubbles!
We like to think of our wheat straws as a “second-chance” ✨ Our straws are made from the *byproduct* of wheat production. A.k.a. it is made from something that would otherwise be tossed aside. Plus, no additional cropland is necessary.
Once the plant reaches maturity and turns golden yellow, the grain goes into food production. The stalks are hand-harvested and sorted before being cut and made into hay for animal fodder or, in our case, Little Green Panda straws.
Our straws are made by hand and with love from the very start; right from being hand-harvested, all the way to being cut, soaked, sterilised (four times!) and finally, air-dried in the sun.
- 100% compostable
- Gluten-free, SGS Certified
- Guilt-free (oops, yeah we said it)
They are the most premium,"A Grade" straw on the market; 100% biodegradable and sturdy. They are a completely natural alternative to plastic straws.
Non-digestible, this makes them completely safe for people who are celiac or gluten intolerant.
OUR BAMBOO FARMS
Durable? Anti-microbial? AND compostable too? Ding, ding ding… We have a winner. Bamboo is the absolute perfect alternative to plastic!
Located deep in the heart of Vietnam, our farms are in the ideal location for bamboo growth. Our ethically-sourced bamboo is all grown wild and harvested naturally, with no use of harmful fertilisers or pesticides at all.
In addition, Little Green Panda straws require very little processing as they are simply bamboo stems cut to length. They are 100% handmade - from being hand-plucked, hand-polished to hand-packed. They are stylish, elegant and are, without a doubt, the most premium reusable and sustainable straws in the market today.
The Little Green Panda team has personally overseen the entire manufacturing process from start to finish, ensuring only top-notch quality for all our products. It has been a joy to work so closely with our farms and we are proud to be supporting small-time farmers.
Working closely with the farm, we are proud to collaborate with such passionate colleagues and feel a sense of pride in what we do. Our values and mission are the main driving force behind our everyday actions, from the supply chain upwards.
- 100% biodegradable
Our bamboo straws have been independently tested in order to comply with The European Framework Regulation (EC) 1935/2004, LFGB, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and hold the associated SGS certifications for food contact materials. Written Declaration of Compliance (DoC) can be provided upon request.