In search of companies with natural building materials
Nope, don’t try to sell the materials to us.
We want to stimulate the existing supply chains
A personal note from our President, Frieda Bakker: “Being a gardener with a background in agriculture, I simply LOVE the ingenuity of nature’s produce! Like sheep wool as insulation for example. It doesn’t require any (chemical) treatment for mold or fire. It is resistant on its own! I’m in awe!”
“Besides being able to skip the use of chemicals when the appropriate natural building material is used, I believe it’s time to start thinking more about the future and what we leave behind. Also in the building industry. What happens to the materials when, hopefully after many years, the building is torn down? Can we give it back to Mother Nature? Right now, probably not. We need to start working and thinking circular.”
“In Europe, where I’m from, it’s easier to find more natural products than in the USA. When found in the US, they often come from Europe. This increases the price. Besides, do we really want greener products that traveled around the globe? What I know from my own agricultural research in the past is that the high costs are also caused by the inefficiency of the supply chain: small batches. In my research I found out that there’s MUCH to win in this sense which can make this a more attainable option for all!”
“What’s needed is the right connections and a good position in the market.”
We have that!