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Material & Care Guide

 
 

Material & Care

Information

 
 

Our retail products are designed to last.
Find out how best to care for each product material below.

 

Acrylic

A versatile and widely used synthetic material, acrylic is known for its transparency, durability and versatility. It is a type of plastic derived from acrylic acid and is often used as a substitute for glass due to its clarity and light-transmitting properties.

Key Points

 
  • Durable & lightweight
  • Food Safe
  • Fridge Safe
  • Great alternative to glass

Care Instructions 

 
  • Abrasive brushes & clothes
  • Alcohol-based cleaning products.
  • Polishing with acrylic polishes

Acacia Wood

Characterised by its rich golden to reddish-brown colour and distinctive grain patterns, Acacia Wood has a medium to coarse texture and is generally uniform in appearance. As a dense and hardwood, and resistant to scratches, dents, and general wear and tear, a key advantage of acacia wood is its durability.

Key Points

 
  • Durable & hardwearing
  • Water & Fungus resistant
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Food Safe
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Hand Wash only
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Waxing not recommended

Galvanised Steel

Galvanised steel is a type of steel that has been coated with a layer of zinc to provide protection against corrosion. The zinc coating on galvanised steel acts as a protective layer that prevents rust and corrosion, extending the lifespan of the steel and enhancing its durability.

Key Points

 
  • Rust resistant
  • Fridge Safe
  • Recyclable via a recycling centre

Care Instructions 

 
  • Handwash Only
  • Not oven or freezer safe

Glass

Glass is a solid, transparent material made primarily from silica, which is derived from sand. It is produced through a process of heating silica along with other additives at high temperatures until it reaches a molten state. Upon cooling, it solidifies into a rigid and brittle substance with an amorphous (non-crystalline) structure.

Key Points

 
  • Recyclable
  • Transparent
  • Fridge Safe
  • Food Safe
  • Impermeable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe

Jute

Jute is a natural fibre derived from the stem of the jute plant, scientifically known as Corchorus. Jute fibres are long, soft, and shiny, with a golden hue. A versatile and eco-friendly choice, Jute grows quickly and requires minimal use of pesticides or fertilisers.

Key Points

 
  • Biodegradable
  • Natural

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean

Mango Wood

Mango wood, a hardwood that comes from the mango tree, brings a natural, earthy aesthetic to the finished product. The material possesses a range of colours, including light golden brown, darker brown, and even streaks of pink or black, and grain patterns that can vary from straight and uniform to wavy and interlocked.

Key Points

 
  • Food Safe
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Food Safe Oil applied for longevity of product

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended: Product Ref: RBPCBO

Marble

Marble is composed primarily of calcite or dolomite minerals, which give it its characteristic crystalline structure. It is typically available in shades of white, gray, beige, and various other colours, depending on the presence of impurities and mineral components.

Key Points

 
  • Resistant to UV radiation therefore long-lasting colour
  • Resistant to fire and heat
  • Food Safe
  • Smooth
  • Naturally non-porous
  • Fridge Safe
  • Non Stick

Care Instructions 

 
  • Hand Wash only

Melamine

Melamine is known for its durability, heat resistance, and ease of maintenance. It forms a hard and smooth surface when applied as a coating, which can mimic the appearance of wood grains, textures, or solid colours. Melamine coatings are often used in furniture, cabinets, countertops, and interior fixtures.

Key Points

 
  • Scratch resistant
  • Chip resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Freezer Friendly
  • Long lasting
  • Food safe

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Not oven proof

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic polymer known for its exceptional strength, transparency, and impact resistance. It is commonly used as a lightweight alternative to glass due to its high performance and versatility.

Key Points

 
  • Shatterproof
  • Incredibly clear
  • Lightweight
  • Long lasting
  • Hard wearing
  • Food Safe

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe

Reclaimed Teak

Reclaimed teak refers to teak wood that has been salvaged and repurposed from various sources, such as old buildings, furniture, or boats, and given a new life. Teak is a tropical hardwood known for its durability, natural beauty, and resistance to decay, making it highly sought after for a range of applications.

Key Points

 
  • High oil content making it very weather resistant, therefore it offers good elasticity
  • Durable
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only

Recycled Cotton

Recycled cotton refers to cotton fibres that have been reclaimed from post-industrial or post-consumer waste and processed into new yarns or fabrics. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cotton as it reduces the need for raw materials and helps minimise waste.

Key Points

 
  • Natural
  • Biodegradable
  • Contains recycled material
  • Non Toxic Dyes Used

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only

Sheesham Wood

Highly valued for its durability, natural beauty, and versatility in woodworking, Sheesham wood is a hardwood species native to the Indian subcontinent. The wood has a medium to coarse texture and is known for its rich, dark brown colour with distinct grain patterns that range from straight to interlocked, adding a beautifully earthy finish.

Key Points

 
  • Natural reddish brown to golden brown shade
  • Does not split or warp
  • Incredibly durable
  • Resist dry wood termites
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended: Product Ref: RBPCBO

Siris Wood

Siris wood is valued for its strength, durability, and workability. It has a moderate density and hardness, making it suitable for a variety of woodworking applications. The wood is known for its stability and resistance to warping, making it a reliable choice for furniture and other structural uses.

Key Points

 
  • Natural Dark Chocolate shade
  • Hardwearing
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended See Product Ref: RBPCBO

Wicker

Wicker refers to a style of weaving that involves using pliable materials, to create baskets, and other items. Wicker is crafted using plant materials such as rattan, bamboo, willow, or reed. These natural fibres are soaked, steamed, or heated to make them flexible and then woven into intricate patterns to form the desired shape.

Key Points

 
  • High quality
  • Naturally sustainable
  • Non Toxic Dyes Used
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only

 

Material & Care

Information

 
 

Our retail products are designed to last.
Find out how best to care for each product material below.

 

Acrylic

A versatile and widely used synthetic material, acrylic is known for its transparency, durability and versatility. It is a type of plastic derived from acrylic acid and is often used as a substitute for glass due to its clarity and light-transmitting properties.

Key Points

 
  • Durable & lightweight
  • Food Safe
  • Fridge Safe
  • Great alternative to glass

Care Instructions 

 
  • Abrasive brushes & clothes
  • Alcohol-based cleaning products.
  • Polishing with acrylic polishes

Acacia Wood

Characterised by its rich golden to reddish-brown colour and distinctive grain patterns, Acacia Wood has a medium to coarse texture and is generally uniform in appearance. As a dense and hardwood, and resistant to scratches, dents, and general wear and tear, a key advantage of acacia wood is its durability.

Key Points

 
  • Durable & hardwearing
  • Water & Fungus resistant
  • Naturally antibacterial
  • Food Safe
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Hand Wash only
  • Dry thoroughly
  • Waxing not recommended
 

Galvanised Steel

Galvanised steel is a type of steel that has been coated with a layer of zinc to provide protection against corrosion. The zinc coating on galvanised steel acts as a protective layer that prevents rust and corrosion, extending the lifespan of the steel and enhancing its durability.

Key Points

 
  • Rust resistant
  • Fridge Safe
  • Recyclable via a recycling centre

Care Instructions 

 
  • Handwash Only
  • Not oven or freezer safe

Glass

Glass is a solid, transparent material made primarily from silica, which is derived from sand. It is produced through a process of heating silica along with other additives at high temperatures until it reaches a molten state. Upon cooling, it solidifies into a rigid and brittle substance with an amorphous (non-crystalline) structure.

Key Points

 
  • Recyclable
  • Transparent
  • Fridge Safe
  • Food Safe
  • Impermeable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe
 

Jute

Jute is a natural fibre derived from the stem of the jute plant, scientifically known as Corchorus. Jute fibres are long, soft, and shiny, with a golden hue. A versatile and eco-friendly choice, Jute grows quickly and requires minimal use of pesticides or fertilisers.

Key Points

 
  • Biodegradable
  • Natural

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean

Mango Wood

Mango wood, a hardwood that comes from the mango tree, brings a natural, earthy aesthetic to the finished product. The material possesses a range of colours, including light golden brown, darker brown, and even streaks of pink or black, and grain patterns that can vary from straight and uniform to wavy and interlocked.

Key Points

 
  • Food Safe
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Food Safe Oil applied for longevity of product

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended: Product Ref: RBPCBO
 

Marble

Marble is composed primarily of calcite or dolomite minerals, which give it its characteristic crystalline structure. It is typically available in shades of white, gray, beige, and various other colours, depending on the presence of impurities and mineral components.

Key Points

 
  • Resistant to UV radiation therefore long-lasting colour
  • Resistant to fire and heat
  • Food Safe
  • Smooth
  • Naturally non-porous
  • Fridge Safe
  • Non Stick

Care Instructions 

 
  • Hand Wash only

Melamine

Melamine is known for its durability, heat resistance, and ease of maintenance. It forms a hard and smooth surface when applied as a coating, which can mimic the appearance of wood grains, textures, or solid colours. Melamine coatings are often used in furniture, cabinets, countertops, and interior fixtures.

Key Points

 
  • Scratch resistant
  • Chip resistant
  • Stain resistant
  • Freezer Friendly
  • Long lasting
  • Food safe

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Not oven proof
 

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic polymer known for its exceptional strength, transparency, and impact resistance. It is commonly used as a lightweight alternative to glass due to its high performance and versatility.

Key Points

 
  • Shatterproof
  • Incredibly clear
  • Lightweight
  • Long lasting
  • Hard wearing
  • Food Safe

Care Instructions 

 
  • Dishwasher Safe

Reclaimed Teak

Reclaimed teak refers to teak wood that has been salvaged and repurposed from various sources, such as old buildings, furniture, or boats, and given a new life. Teak is a tropical hardwood known for its durability, natural beauty, and resistance to decay, making it highly sought after for a range of applications.

Key Points

 
  • High oil content making it very weather resistant, therefore it offers good elasticity
  • Durable
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
 

Recycled Cotton

Recycled cotton refers to cotton fibres that have been reclaimed from post-industrial or post-consumer waste and processed into new yarns or fabrics. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional cotton as it reduces the need for raw materials and helps minimise waste.

Key Points

 
  • Natural
  • Biodegradable
  • Contains recycled material
  • Non Toxic Dyes Used

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only

Sheesham Wood

Highly valued for its durability, natural beauty, and versatility in woodworking, Sheesham wood is a hardwood species native to the Indian subcontinent. The wood has a medium to coarse texture and is known for its rich, dark brown colour with distinct grain patterns that range from straight to interlocked, adding a beautifully earthy finish.

Key Points

 
  • Natural reddish brown to golden brown shade
  • Does not split or warp
  • Incredibly durable
  • Resist dry wood termites
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended: Product Ref: RBPCBO
 

Siris Wood

Siris wood is valued for its strength, durability, and workability. It has a moderate density and hardness, making it suitable for a variety of woodworking applications. The wood is known for its stability and resistance to warping, making it a reliable choice for furniture and other structural uses.

Key Points

 
  • Natural Dark Chocolate shade
  • Hardwearing
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only
  • Food Safe Oil Recommended See Product Ref: RBPCBO

Wicker

Wicker refers to a style of weaving that involves using pliable materials, to create baskets, and other items. Wicker is crafted using plant materials such as rattan, bamboo, willow, or reed. These natural fibres are soaked, steamed, or heated to make them flexible and then woven into intricate patterns to form the desired shape.

Key Points

 
  • High quality
  • Naturally sustainable
  • Non Toxic Dyes Used
  • Biodegradable

Care Instructions 

 
  • Wipe Clean Only