PORTLAND, OREGON - bambu®  was established in 2003 with the purpose of creating beautiful, safe and non-toxic products for the whole family at home, or on the go....made from nature. bambu is founded on the concept of renewable ideas® In fact, it is so central to the core purpose of the company, we trademarked it!

The company created the 'natural disposables' category with the launch of the Veneerware® brand of disposable dinnerware receiving immediate accolades from Fortune (Best 25 Designs of the Year), and International Design magazines.  

Veneerware® stands alone as the top quality brand of compostable dinnerware. Veneerware is the only brand of disposable dinnerware that is both compostable and made from certified organic sources. Grubware® is the company's brand of portable, on-the-go cutlery, and eating utensils and accessories. 

Based in Portland, Oregon, the company also has a development and production office in Shanghai, China. Innovation is a hallmark of the company. bambu was the first to introduce reclaimed cedar from China (2012), the first to commercially sell reusable bamboo straws (2012), the first to have their bamboo source certified organic (2008), and the first and only brand to earn USDA organic certification for the company's line of kitchen and cooking utensils, cutlery and eating tools, and toddler silverware. The company is recognized as a Pioneer of USDA biobased certification. The entire line of products is certified biobased.

bambu® is a proud member of 1% for the Planet committing more than 1% of total sales to nonprofit environmental organizations. The company is a B Corp certified business, recognizing the company's commitment to transparency and positive impact across all stakeholders. In 2020, the company became Carbon Neutral with its dual programs with Carbon Free Fund and Eco-Cart partnership. 

bambu has earned the highest Gold tier certification from The Green Business Network. The company has also earned the highest A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). bambu® maintains longstanding and direct relationships with the company's suppliers. All suppliers are governed by the company's Supplier Code of Conduct. The company's original designs are sold in more than 16 countries.

Read more about the company's values and unique approach to business in a Forbes article, How Strong Company Values Gave This Small Business The Power To Say No (And Yes) here. Watch the company's brand film, 'A Business for Good' that tells the founder's story here.

Press Releases

May 27, 2021

bambu® Doubles Down on its Commitment to Carbon Neutrality - All Orders Now Ship Carbon Free

Portland, OR (October 16, 2020) -bambu LLC announced today that the company has taken another step to strengthen the company's sustainable...

July 02, 2021

bambu® is recognized as a USDA Biopreferred Program Pioneer

Portland, OR (October 16, 2020) -bambu LLC announced today that the company has been recognized as a 'Pioneer' in the USDA Biopreferred Program. ...

October 16, 2020

bambu® Extends its Certifications with the USDA Certified Biopreferred Program

Portland, OR (October 16, 2020) -bambu LLC announced today that it has earned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased product...

August 31, 2020

bambu® and Air Stream Extend Their Partnership

August 31st, 2020 - After an initial test program together, Bambu has extended its offering among Air Stream customers via the newly redesigned Air...

August 27, 2020

Time to Vote - bambu® Joins More than 700 Companies Committed to Giving Employees TIme to Vote

Time to Vote Movement Gains Unprecedented Momentum Ahead of 2020 U.S. Election United States of America, August 27, 2020 – Bambu joins with more...

May 20, 2019

bambu® Appoints Portland Nonprofit, Relay Resources for Company’s Fulfillment Services

Portland, Oregon, May 20th, 2019 – bambu® joins with Portland-based, Relay Resources® to handle the company’s warehousing, inventory management,...

November 05, 2018

bambu® Joins Social Enterprise Alliance’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Portland, Oregon, November 5, 2018 - We are excited to share that bambu is a 2018 featured brand in the Holiday Gift Guide from Social Enterprise...

September 25, 2018

bambu® Chosen as 2018 Business of the Year Finalist

SEPTMEBER 25, 2018 - Portland, Oregon bambu® has been recognized as 'Business of the Year' for 2018 by the Better Business Bureau. The Torch...

September 24, 2018

bambu® Joins 300 US Companies To Launch New “TIME TO VOTE” Campaign

Nonpartisan,business-led effort aims to increase voter participation on Election Day UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (September 24, 2018) – Companies...

January 21, 2018

bambu® becomes a Certified B Corporation

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November 22, 2017

bambu® Introduces Newest Addition to Veneerware® Disposable Plates

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October 01, 2017

bambu® Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet

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May 02, 2017

bambu® Joins The Conservation Alliance

Bend, Ore., (May 2, 2017) — The Conservation Alliance today welcomes bambu® Outdoor as its newest member. bambu Outdoor provides outdoor...

December 14, 2016

bambu® Named 2017 Housewares Design Award Finalist

Portland, Oregon  - (December 14, 2016) Bambu®, the homeware line known for their beautiful, innovative and environmentally friendly products,...

July 01, 2016

bambu® Introduces First Ultra-premium, Pure Bamboo Single Use Napkins

Portland, Oregon – July 1st, 2016                                                                                     Bambu®, the leading green...

June 29, 2016

bambu® Products Selected for SustainAbility: Design for a Modern World Exhibition in NYC

Portland, Oregon  - bambu® has again been selected to showcase the company’s products in the exhibition, SustainAbility: Design for a Modern World...

June 26, 2016

bambu® Launches New Products Made From Reclaimed Cedar

Portland, Oregon  - bambu® has introduced a first-of-its-kind collection of serving trays, serving boards and drinks coasters made from reclaimed...

April 06, 2016

bambu® Expands Range With New Product Innovation

Portland, Oregon  - bambu® redefines disposable dinnerware with its expanded range of the company’s Veneerware® brand of disposable bamboo...

March 26, 2016

bambu® Obtains Organic Certification from CERES

Portland, Oregon  - bambu® has again achieved full organic certification for the company’s two core product lines. This year, the organization that...

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Perfection!! **** I was so excited to receive my sample box (wedding shopping) and I was blown away by the materials! Way better than I ever expected • Solid plates and utensils and the napkins were oh so soft! Beautiful colors, great for my modern wedding! We will be ordering the square plates in two sizes and the utensils along with the napkins! So excited!

Summer B.

Elegant Solution **** Veneerware Bamboo plates offered an elegant and responsible solution to a catering gig at a remote location where standard serving plates were not an option. Good product, efficient ordering and expediting; I highly recommend.

Greg S.

BEST Customer Service **** The products are even better than I thought they’d be, but beyond that, I experienced the best customer service! I placed my order over the weekend and paid for rush shipping. On Monday I got a phone call making sure I was aware of processing times (just making sure I was remembering business days are different than weekdays), and making sure it wasn’t an emergency that I needed my items for ASAP! I so appreciated them going the extra mile to notice my shipping choice, and make sure my needs were going to be met! I will absolutely order from Bambu again!!

Susan (another satisfied customer)

Love! **** I love the idea of sustainable living and am glad to know all the things bambu can be used for. The travel knife, fork, and spoon set I bought are perfect and the service was excellent. Thanks!

Becky (another satisfied customer)

Quality products I can trust **** It's important to have non-toxic, ethically sourced kitchen ware. The website was very helpful in providing information on sourcing and business practices.

Sarah (another satisfied customer)

Excellent service and quality **** We ordered several bamboo products for our daughter's upcoming wedding reception. We are very pleased with the quality and design.

Michelle (another satisfied customer)


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