The "kukula" is a manual liquid or hand sanitiser dispenser made with coconut shells. The coconut shells are sustainably sourced and the removed kernel is returned to manufacture organic coconut oil. Doesn't the slanted position and the neatly engraved grooves reminds you of a rooster pecking on the ground?
At Valentino Bianchi, we are immensely concerned about sustainability and social responsibility. We have started a donation program to support rural schools in Sri Lanka to fight the pandemic by providing liquid hand sanitiser for each and every "kukula" we sell.
We have partnered with one of the most prestigious rural schools supporting platforms in Sri Lanka, the Help Schools Foundation to make this project a success.
We are pleased to say that each "kukula" you purchase would contribute 10ml of hand sanitiser to a rural school in Sri Lanka
Your small donation goes a long way!
Click below to visit the official website for direct donations for their other projects as well.
As Handloom cotton material supplier
Selyn is Sri Lanka’s only Fairtrade guaranteed Handloom company that engages the traditional Sri Lankan community of handloom weavers in bringing to you products made of 100% cotton and infinite measures of skill and devotion. Founded in 1991 by Sandra Wanduragala, Selyn started work with 15 women in the village of Wanduragala in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. Currently, Selyn occupies around 1000 members within its organisation. Throughout this entire process of colour and design, Selyn is also strongly committed to its people. It is highly remarkable that Ninety-five per cent of employees are women.
As the Reusable bottle supplier
Despite its humble beginning, Zerotrash has evolved to one of the leading recyclers, mainly focussed on Colombo District. Zerotrash is a brainchild of Heminda Jayaweera and Hasanka Padukka who are key figures in the recycling and innovation landscape of Sri Lanka. The operations of Zerotrash includes the collection and sorting of PET bottles which are directly sourced for production purposes at Valentino Bianchi.
A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradise
We recommend to keep the "kukula" on any surface. The "kukula" will look tremendous on your tabletop, kitchen-top or on the vanity top in your bathroom.
We feel awful to say that "kukula" is a manual pump so no electricity is required. Fill the coconut shell with liquid and only a gently press is required to dispense the liquid.
The only plastics involved are the dispensing pump and the bottle neck. To make the deal more sweeter, the bottle neck is sourced as a re-used item.
Well, unless you burn it in a BBQ pit of course. Coconut shells are one of the strongest shells and we have never seen one even slightly cracking.