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Designed for Eco-conscious plant lovers

Our products cater to plant enthusiasts who seek eco-friendly, stylish mounting boards and planters to nurture their green companions.
​Kikō embodies an initiative encouraging people to adopt Live Better with Less lifestyle, minimizing their carbon footprint while embracing modern living. Our durable and eco-conscious product represents one of the initial efforts we can make to tackle on waste of resources.

​Kikō’s research and development team is a local Taiwanese enterprise with a 30-year history in polymer material production. Our team has a profound love for nature and a long-standing commitment to environmental issues. As technology progresses swiftly, carbon emissions have surged in recent decades, presenting new challenges associated with climate change. This has urged us to face the issue of global warming together. 

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​Kikō adheres to the principle of ‘source local, make local"  and hence built a low-carbon supply chain for our production process. All series of Kikō products are manufactured using food-grade materials that will slowly release nitrogen and benefiting plant growth. Product is biodegradable, and can decompose without causing furtuer environmental issues (no microplastic/ environmental hormones) The product just turns into fertilizers for plant growth, making them an environmentally friendly choice for consumers. 

Given the impact of climate change and global warming, the imperative of carbon reduction and sequestration has become increasingly pronounced. Various solutions are being discussed, and bamboo utilization stands out as a hot topic across diverse sectors for its potential in carbon sequestration. 

Unlike many bamboo fiber products in the market, which prioritize biodegradability, often requiring specific conditions like certain temperatures and humidity levels that may not always be achievable in daily life, our team focuses on ‘carbon sequestration’ as the environmental appeal of our products. 

Low carbon
#carbon_sequestration #lowcarbon

In the mid-20th century, before the Erren River was polluted by heavy metals, this area was known as the famous bamboo market. Bamboo farmers upstream on the Erren River used the river as a water transportation route to move bamboo downstream, forming a unique bamboo culture.

However, with the pollution of the Erren River and changes in lifestyle, this culture has been forgotten. Kiko team is concerned with the environmental restoration of the Erren River and the preservation of local culture. We have collaborated with bamboo farmers to develop products made with upcycled bamboo. Through innovative craftsmanship and rebuilding bamboo supply chain, we are reinterpreting the contemporary significance of the Erren River's bamboo culture.

Bamboo Renaissance
#erren_river #bamboo_culture

The hilly areas in southwestern Taiwan are rich in thorny bamboo. Bamboo has the characteristics of rapid growth, strong reproduction, and a short maturation period, with a carbon sequestration capacity 3-6 times that of general broadleaf forests.

However, only a healthy bamboo forest can maintain this excellent carbon sequestration capacity. When the bamboo ages, the carbon sequestration capacity will decline rapidly. Threreofre, proper thinning is necessary to maintain the health of the bamboo forest and it's capacity to fix carbon from the atmosphere. Kiko sourced the agricultural waste generated from this thinning process, which not only promots the health of the bamboo forest, but also motivates farmers to better manage the bamboo forests. At the end, this positive cycle can can mitigate the risk of wildfires in the local bamboo forest.

Net Zero
#wildfire #natural_hazard_mitigation

Our Story by Erren River, Taiwan

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