Years ago, while living in China, Bryan Parks witnessed an alarming amount of wasted chopsticks and began to question what impact such mass-production and waste must have on the environment.

One day during lunch—which was of course being eaten with single-use chopsticks, Bryan rather nonchalantly asked his lunch partner how many chopsticks did he imagine were used per year considering China’s population size. This simple question would prove to be the catalyst for an innovative coupling of art and conservationism.

Research showed that literally billions of single-use chopsticks were consumed annually. The more shocking revelation was that it took, by some estimates, 25 million trees and bamboo plants to support that resource waste. Was there an opportunity to use the chopsticks for other applications that would provide a consumer benefit while bringing awareness to the negative environmental impact of single-use chopsticks?
Inspired to find a use for this discarded resource, Bryan began extensive research and development efforts, including a unique process for reclaiming and thoroughly sanitizing chopsticks. From this process Bryan's chopstick art was born. Pairing eastern aesthetics with western conservationism, Bryan creates functional chopstick art that adds elegance to any environment.
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Specialty: Recycled Chopstick Art
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BPFM300L2011 Lg. Chopstick Basket
Approx. 12" W x 4" H x 14" L
$34
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BPFB300S2011 Sm. Chopstick Basket
Approx. 6.5" W x 2" H x 12" L
$16
BPFB300M2011 Med. Chopstick Basket
Approx. 8" W x 3" H x 14" L
$26
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BPZ4002011 Chopstick Necklace
Approx. 3" W x 2.5" H Pendant
Adjustable Length
$12/ea. or $10 for 2 or more
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BPH3012011 Sm. Chopstick Handbag
Approx. 6.5" W x 5.5" H
$30
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BPFB300T2011 Mini Chopstick Basket
Approx. 4.5" W x 2" H x 8" L
$10
BPZ4002011ST Chopstick Necklace
Approx. 3" W x 2.5" H Pendant
Adjustable Length
$12/ea. or $10 for 2 or more
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BPLT0022011 Chopstick Table Lamp
Approx. 6.25" W x 9.25" H
$40
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BPH3022011 Lg. Chopstick Handbag
Approx. 10" W x 6" H
$40