WASARA has been designed to use all tree-free materials, specifically, bamboo and bagasse (juice from sugar cane)
All of our products are made using the manufacturing method called Molded Pulp, in which bamboo and sugar cane are poured into molds, and then dehydrated under heat and pressure in a press machine, allowing for dishes of many shapes and sizes to be made without using any starch or glue.
With WASARA tableware, you will not find the rounded, bulky edges of typical paper cups. With an emphasis on texture and the touch in one’s hands, WASARA tableware edges are wavy by design. Cutting the edges in this way is technically extremely challenging, and requires a specially designed blade. Aligning the direction of the asymmetric shape is also a highly time-consuming process. The delicately uneven texture of the tableware, like handmade Japanese paper and pottery, is made possible through precision metal molds created by highly skilled Japanese craftsmen.
No, bleach is never used during production of WASARA tableware, but instead through a special boiling process it arrives at a naturally lightened color.
No. WASARA tableware is 100% biodegradable and compostable. It is meant for one-time use.
WASARA tableware is meant for single use. However, it is very sturdy and is perfectly capable of lasting through an entire meal when serving either hot or cold food.
Yes, you can pour (boiling) hot or cold liquid into WASARA cups.
No, WASARA tableware is not microwave-safe.
Yes, you may cut any food with a knife; it will not easily cut through WASARA tableware.
The word WASARA is a compound word represented by two Japanese sounds. The original and most direct meaning is WA, indicating “Japanese” and SARA meaning “dish.” However, WA may also represent peace, ancient Japan, or cycle; and SARA can also mean brand-new or renewal. This shows the deeper meaning behind WASARA's innovative style of pure, refined tableware, with a strong awareness of the circle of life.
WASARA was founded in April 2008. For five years, WASARA has been providing its tableware to caterers and restaurants in the food industry. As of our 2015 debut at "Maison & Objet" trade show, WASARA is now open for wholesale to retailer customers.