Summer Entertaining with a Sustainable Edge

Summer Entertaining with a Sustainable Edge

Author: Katrina Rinckes   Date Posted:31 January 2016 

One of the great trademark joys of Australian lifestyle is outdoor entertainment in the sunshine of the warmer months. There’s simply something special about hosting your friends and family for a barbeque and drinks well into the warm summer evening; it’s an Aussie institution!

Here at Krinkle, we’ve put together a list of unique homewares guaranteed to be a talking point amongst your guests – from two innovative designers who embody our commitment to sustainable living and eco-friendly manufacturing.  

  1. Impact Eco Tableware

One of the most innovative tableware ranges on the market; Impact Eco Tableware uses finely ground bamboo powder blended with vegetable resign to create their unique collection of plates, bowls, tumblers and more. The bamboo material is virtually unbreakable, and doesn’t chip, ware or crack.  These fascinating pieces are coloured using vegetable dye, creating a modern fusion of style, durability and sustainability.

Bamboo Salad Bowl Server

 Impact Eco Bamboo Salad Bowl & Servers


This stylish salad bowl and server is durable and sustainable – utilizing Impact’s trademark blend of ground bamboo powder, vegetable resin and vegetable dye. It is also highly practical, ideal for indoor and outdoor entertaining or everyday use.

Perfect for serving hot or cold salads or pastas at your next BBQ or dinner party… the salad bowl and server are waterproof, stain proof, heat resistant and food safety approved by LFGB FDA. Suitable for dishwashers, but not microwaves.

Poppi Bamboo Tumbler 4pc Set

Impact Eco Bamboo Tumblers Poppi

Another representation of Impact’s unique combination of durability, practicality and sustainability, this 4 piece tumbler set is has a cheerful ‘Poppi” design using vegetable dye.

These modern tumblers are colourfull and elegant, making them perfect for summer outdoors entertaining – yet lightweight and strong enough for everyday use also. An excellent kitchenware gift idea.

Waterproof, stain proof, heat resistant and food safety approved by LFGB FDA, the tumbler set is suitable for dishwashers, but not microwaves – and are also available in Opus Bird or Polka designs.

Opus Bird Bamboo Platter


Impact Eco Bamboo Platter Opus

The vegetable dye is beautifully used to create the vibrant pattern on this small bamboo powder and vegetable resin platter. Moulded sides create a shallow dish perfect as a stand-alone piece for an outdoor or indoor table setting.

The super-strong material and bright, natural design lend the Opus Bird Platter well to outdoor entertaining in the sunshine, but this colourful platter can be a focal point of any table setting.

Whilst the small platter should not be used in the microwave or oven, it is suitable for use in dishwashers.  It is waterproof, stain proof, heat resistant and food safe approved by LFGB FDA.

  1. Dandi Innovative Homewares

This Sydney based three-woman-team of industrial designers specialise in translating beautiful textile patterns inspired by the natural environment into stunning innovative pieces for the home. Dandi brings together the concept of the unique and commonplace to create these understated yet elegant pieces with a distinctive and bold style, including fabric napkins, oven mitts, aprons, tea towels, heart shaped pot mitts & cosmetic bags.

Organic Cotton Apron

Dandi Apron Organic Cotton


Entertain in style with Dandi’s flattering and tailored apron made from 100% organic cotton. Available in Dandi’s Succulent pattern of Citronelle Green and Feather Grey, this playful apron is perfectly suited for summer or spring entertainment, with a versatile one size fits all waist strap.

Organic Cotton Oven Mitt

Dandi Oven Mitt Organic Cotton


The perfect accompaniment to your Succulent pattern apron is Dandi’s cute 100% organic cotton oven mitt. This stylish oven mitt brings a little flare to the kitchen, whilst functioning perfectly for picking up hot pots and pans. Utilising the same Citronelle Green and Feather Grey design as the Dandi Apron, this matching combination will definitely turn heads and be a guaranteed conversation topic next time your entertaining friends or family.

Blue Spots and Stripes Tea Towels

Dandi Tea Towels Blue Spots & Strips Set

These beautiful tea towels are an instant favourite addition to any kitchen. Dandi’s 3 piece set includes a large polka dot, small polka dot and candy striped design tea towel. The woven herringbone tea towels are super functional and absorbent, with a classy elegant lace trim finish. A popular kitchenware gift for Mums and girlfriends, you will definitely need a second set for your own kitchen once you see these stunning tea towels in action.

Browse our complete range of kitchen and tableware gift ideas for more summer entertaining inspiration, as well as bed and bath, home and living and candle products from our handpicked catalogue of unique homewares.

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