You probably know, that we specialises in designing, developing, producing and selling beautiful and safe, non-toxic natural rubber products. Hevea Brasiliensis, commonly known as the rubber tree, is at the core of our products, and thus we are actively fighting against climate change and for a better world. But how’s the HEVEA products made? And where does it come from?
Natural rubber comes from rubber trees. These trees have a straight trunk and grow an impressive 23 meters (75 feet) or more over their lifetime, with mature trees having a diameter of around 90 cm (3 feet).
In the plantations, there are millions of trees, which are tapped early every morning by skilled craftsmen and women. Skills and practice are required to be able to tap the tree and increase its lifespan. Rubber tapping is the process by which the latex is collected from a rubber tree. An incision is made in the tree’s bark, from which the sap then flows.
Rubber tapping is an environmentally attractive land use. Rubber trees can be sustainably harvested for approximately 35 years. During this period, the trees absorb approximately 20 kg. (45 lbs) of CO2 from the air. This way HEVEA products contribute in the fight against global warming.
Rubber trees grow in tropical climates around the world. The rubber we use, comes from trees in Southeast Asia and has the highest quality. We work closely with manufacturers to ensure good working conditions in both the plantations and in the factories. When you choose HEVEA products, you are not only choosing an excellent product for your baby or toddler – you are also choosing products which are good for the environment
IS NATURAL RUBBER BIODEGRADABLE?
YES! Natural rubber is biodegradable when exposed to sunlight, humidity and fresh air. Using Natural rubber rather than synthetic rubber, silicon or plastic, which are made from oil or petroleum, acts against climate change by increasing the number of trees and cutting back on the use of fossil fuels.
Green fact: Did you know that it takes less than a decade for a rubber toy to dissolve whereas a plastic product takes between 500 and 1.000 years?
That’s one of the many reasons we love HEVEA.