All our premium Thali palm leaf products are made from fallen palm leaves of the Areca palm trees. The Areca palm tree grows in Southern India and is cultivated for its nuts. These nuts are mainly grown for consumption, but also used in the preparation of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Around 7 times a year the trees naturally shed their leaves which are collected from the areca nut plantation.
After collection the palm leaves are brought to the factory for production and packaging. The leaves are firstly cleaned with high-pressure water so that any debris is washed away. After washing the leaves are mechanically pressed into plates and bowls. The press works with steam and heat. The heat ensures that any moisture evaporates and the steam kills any leftover bacteria. After the pressing the pressed plates and bowls are cut from the leaf and left to dry a little longer. After drying the palm leaf tableware gets packaged and ship to us.
We source our premium Thali palm leaf products from 1 supplier. This supplier manages his own supply chain, from the leaf collection, production, packaging till final delivery. This way we are ensured that the workers are working in a clean, safe environment and receive a fair wage for the plates that they produce.
Our premium Thali plates are very strong and are almost has hard as wood. No chemicals or coatings are added to the tableware, making them all natural. Because we use a natural raw material, every piece of tableware is different which gives them a very nice look and feel.