Who made this product? In a small town outside of Antigua, Guatemala, Artesanos de San Pedro have created a workshop dedicated to the sustainable production of handcrafted wood products.
Why is it sustainable? The Artesanos de San Pedro procure recycled or sustainably sourced wood from the Smartwood Alliance.
Please note: Wooden cutting boards become more beautiful with each use. The oils from foods and hands will help season the board. You may notice the fibers of the wood lifting after repeated cutting, cleaning, or over-soaking. To smooth, use fine grit sandpaper then oil your board with food safe wood oil.
The Greenheart Shop strives to source products that do as little harm as possible—to people, communities, and the environment. All of the products they sell are fair trade, eco-friendly, or carry a social mission. They are made by skilled artisans from as far away as Tunisia and as close to home as North Lawndale. Each product carries a story of the artisan who lovingly made it, the community where the materials originated, or the centuries-old methods used to produce it.
Greenheart Shop is a branch of Greenheart International, a Chicago-based organization that connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange.