Substance is pleased to announce our partnership with bambu, an innovative and design-driven company committed to renewable materials and sustainable ideas. Based in Shanghai, China, bambu designs, creates and sells premium contemporary products for the kitchen and home, made from renewable materials.
“bambu is exactly why we created Substance. They’re the kind of company that believes in what they do, and in doing well by doing good,” said Stephen Landau, Substance’s creative director and co-founder. “We get to help build their digital brand and share their story… it’s a wonderful opportunity.” Substance’s first responsibility is to create a new web site for bambu that starts the discussion with their customers about their products and their business practices.
“When people ask, ‘are these products made in China?’ they should respond ‘Absolutely!’” adds Substance’s David Lowe-Rogstad. “bambu declares their products are ‘proudly made in China’ and they are. It’s exciting to work with a company that is so dedicated to responsible and sustainable business practices that they are headquartered right at the source. It is stories like bambu’s that should be told. We’re proud that bambu believes in Substance to help them tell their story.”
Originally from Portland, Oregon, bambu’s founders Rachel Speth and Jeff Delkin have taken their Pacific Northwest sensibilities and created a company that is as distinguished in its business practices as it is in its products. They are as committed to looking after the social well-being of their suppliers and workers as they are to creating safe products made from 100% renewable resources. Todd Moritz, Substance partner and COO added, “Jeff and Rachel aren’t just following a trend, they’re trend setters through and through. We’ve been talking a lot about authenticity lately and this partnership couldn’t be more timely to that discussion.”
The new bambu web site should be launching at the beginning of 2008. Finally, to our new friends in Shanghai, “Substance believes in you.”