Sustainable. Well Design. Well made.
Simpo chopsticks are the chopsticks that you have been looking for. Chopsticks that are affordable, not overly decorated, using materials and finishes that you know are quality, safe, environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
We only use good quality sustainable hardwoods and 100% pure tung oil and Beeswax for finishes. No scary chemicals, just what nature offers.
The design philosophy of Simpo Chopsticks is to go back to the basics, tracing back to the days before we have gone astray to overly industrialize an everyday item that is so essential and so simple. Our design process examines the traditions as well as modern-day knowledge, synthesizing them, preserving what is good, and rejecting what is bad to create something that is the best of both worlds. And by leveraging modern-day manufacturing techniques and technologies, we were able to maintain both quality and affordability.
The Original Simpo Chopsticks was designed in the style of traditional Chinese Chopsticks, which is a square cross-section all along where you would hold them, followed by a tapered blunt end. This design provides exceptional Chopsticks holding experience; each orientation of the chopsticks would feel the same as it is made to a nearly perfect square, therefore as you maneuver your chopsticks during a meal, the feel of the chopsticks in your hand remains the same. The wooden texture makes it non-slippy and warm to touch, unlike the metal ones. The tapering is well away from where you would hold so your fingers won’t be sliding off as tapered chopsticks would tend to do. The proportion where it tapers off is formulated by the famous Golden Ratio, a frequent geometric portion occurring in nature, believe to be the most aesthetically pleasing portion to the human eye.
Simpo chopsticks use 100% pure tung oil to honor its Chinese root and tradition, furthermore, it is chosen especially for its natural food-safe and waterproofing property.
100% Pure tung oil is widely recognized as the best food-safe, natural finishing oil. It has been in use by the Chinese for thousands of years, mainly in waterproofing and preserving wooden ships. Though it is recognized as the best, however, it is not the most popular due to its high cost (One Litre is $40 CAD) and its laborious application process.