100% Hawaiian Coconuts
We started with, and continue to collect coconuts that wash up on Kailua Beach and many beaches up the Windward coast of Oahu. Over the years we have developed, and continue to develop, relationships with local Hawaii sources for coconuts.
Using the stroller, bike trailer, heavy bags, we hand carry all of the coconuts off the beach and roll home using our own bodies for power. If further up the coast, sometimes as far as Punaluu, we load in the back of the Toyota Prius Hybrid car.
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Washed in Rainwater
We collect wheelbarrows full of water from the roof, or lay out the coconuts for the rainwater to wash, and sometimes use the hose. All of the wash water is used to water the flowers and plants of the workshop garden.
At studio B. C. FRaME we use photovoltaic panels to generate electricity to cut the coconuts!
Finding coconuts on the beach, the coconut meat is usually rotten. We use this bi-product in our mulch to re-invigorate soil. Dried coconuts from our friends that live on Kailua Beach the coconut meat is usually fresh so we shred and dry the coconut for use in our meals!
Dried by the Sun
We use 100% Hawaiian sunshine to dry the coconuts.
We burn the brand into the coco planters!
We re-use boxes and bags for our packaging!
Like hunting for Easter eggs or chasing gekos, kids love to help find and collect the coconuts.
High school students arrange and photograph for marketing.
We truly believe in the reciprocal nature of coconut, providing food and materials for everyday survival. When we find coconuts that have sprouted, we plant them!
Polynesians first brought coconuts to Hawai'i over 1,000 years ago and used every part of the coconut tree for life, eating the coconut, drinking the nutrient rich water, using the coir husk to make the strongest rope for lashing the canoes, eating the heart of the palm, palm fronds woven for baskets and to protect from rain, sun, wind.