Squeeze your citrus in fair trade style with this authentic olivewood citrus reamer and bowl!
Ramsey, the lead woodturner, has worked at Natural Olivewood for five years. Ramsey works at the lathe, a machine which makes all of the bowls as well as all other round items. After the raw olive tree branches are cut into small squares, Ramsey uses the lathe to turn the bowl at a very high speed. Using nothing but his tools and a careful eye, he chips away at the square block, turning it into a smooth round bowl. This process takes many years of practice to carefully master the art of carving a bowl.
The Grace Case order generated 600-800 hours of dignified work for a team of five artisans.
+ Made in Tunisia + Crafted from natural olivewood + Hand wash and polish with food-safe oil + How to use: cut citrus in half, place cut-side against the pointed reamer, and twist back and forth with firm pressure. Collect the extracted fruit juice into the olivewood bowl.
Natural OliveWood is a family-owned business that handcrafts kitchenware from non-productive olive trees. Born and raised in Sfax, Tunisia, brothers Hatem and Walid Alimi learned the art of carving the trunks of olive trees as children. Today, the Alimi family produces naturally beautiful kitchen products, all boasting the distinctive swirling pattern of the trees' twisted trunks. Nonporous by nature and coated in a protective layer of olive oil, Natural Olivewood products are safe and sustainable.
Natural Olivewood employs about 25 artisans in their woodshop in Tunisia. They offer above-average wages as well as paid time off, sick leave, and all medical/social security benefits that are standard compliance for business. Their woodshop is located in a small town called Sfax and provides jobs and steady income to 25 families allowing them to have a comfortable way of life.