How we got to where we are (It's really just an "about us" page)We started off with a love of natural products but were having a difficult time finding beautiful rustic kitchen and serving ware. After investigating different wood types, we agreed that olive wood was one of the world's most beautiful woods and quickly realised it would fit in with our commitment to providing long-lasting, beautiful, durable, naturally made sustainable products. So, what was once a food blog (many years ago) was transformed into The Rustic Dish that you see today.
We have since expanded our range into other gifts and homeware but remained true to our company mission and vision, which is to continue to source and promote handcrafted, responsibly sourced products and materials from around the world. Nearly all our products are designed in-house but made for us by artisans from North Africa, India, France, Italy and Nepal.
We source our olive and mango wood from farms that normally discard their very old trees that had come to the end of their natural fruiting life. We are very passionate about this as it allows the fruit farmers to reinvest in new, younger, more productive trees. This injection of investment allows those farms to continue employing their family members and workers from the surrounding local communities in some of the poorest regions of the world.
Our journals are produced in India and Nepal using very natural, acid-free, sustainable (treeless) paper. The leather is a by-product of the food industry and is naturally dyed using vegetable extracts. We are absolutely certain of one thing. We hate plastic! We try our very hardest not to use any in our packaging and we are now 99.9% plastic free. The 0.1% we have to use is biodegradable. Not ideal but we are still working on it!
The Rustic Dish workshop is located in the beautiful East Anglian countryside where we design, personalise, engrave, brand and finish the raw products that come in from all over the world.....and we absolutely love what we do! Honestly, it doesn't even feel like work.
Every member of staff at The Rustic Dish is committed to providing an outstanding customer experience combined with high quality amazing products and engraving work. If you have any questions regarding The Rustic Dish's range then please feel free contact us.
Thanks for reading and happy shopping.
The Rustic Dish Ltd