Recycled Bomb Products
Saoban works with artisans in Xieng Khuang Province who produce spoons and jewelry made from recycled aluminum bomb parts.
The recycled aluminum is sourced from airplane parts and bombs dropped throughout Laos during the Secret War in the 1960s. The community which produces Saoban’s recycled bomb products have all been trained by Helvetas, a Swiss NGO, on how to handle the metals safely, including smelting and cleaning the aluminum before use. The aluminum spoons and utensils are safe for use with food.
Find out more about the bomb product story here. Below is a selection of bomb products currently available at Saoban.