A new eco-friendly and environmentally-sound brand – Kate Wood – opened the doors to its first store in Indonesia last month in Berawa, Canggu. Out of their very cozy and organic-styled outlet they are selling all kinds of fascinating items made predominantly from bamboo and re-cycled materials.
Kate Wood Originals, named for founder Pim Gietelink’s daughter, was created out of a desire to build a legacy he could pass on to future generations. Born in Amsterdam in 2012 first with wooden sunglasses and watches, Kate Wood Originals is a socially conscious business that believes there is still great value in carefully handcrafted goods made from renewable resources.
“Using wood and bamboo,” he said, “we create lightweight and comfortable products for those who value beauty and quality. Each Kate Wood Originals is unique and designed simply out of a love for nature and craftsmanship.”
A Better Future
“To ensure a better future for Kate and the next generation, we are making a positive impact today.”
Kate Wood Originals is doing this in two ways: a belief that every business has a social responsibility to work with integrity. Kate Wood Originals are conscientiously built to last because they want customers to cherish their products for a lifetime. “If for any reason you are not satisfied, please contact us and we will do our best to ensure you are happy,” he said.
“We also believe in giving back. Because we started our story with handcrafted wooden glasses, Kate Wood Originals donates 10% of its proceeds to the Orbis Foundation.” Nearly half a million children go blind every year and 80% of these cases are preventable. This nonprofit organization ventures to remote areas around the world with its flying hospital so that children with no access to health care are given the gift of sight and a brighter tomorrow.