Friday, March 19, 2010
Product 34: Kirei Board by ecohaus
Kirei is a rough translation of the Japanese word for "clean" and "beautiful," which fits the Kirei board product from ecohaus perfectly. Kirei is made from stalks of the Sorghum plant, grown in northern China for food. This board is grown, harvested, and manufactured in that Chinese region to encourage economical growth and to ensure fair trade principles are in place. This product in 100% sorghum, with a low VOC rating and a formaldehyde-free adhesive. Prices range from $10 for a sample square, to $59.99-$349.98 for full sheets. It's strong enough for cabinetry use, but is very lightweight. Way cool, and way sustainable. For more Kirei and similar products, see the eco-friendly mall ecohaus.com .