Hon Mu, a nature inspired startup

Inspired by Fukuoka Masanobu’s world-renowned book “the One-Straw Revolution”, Le Xuan Hoa has founded Hon Mu farm in Tho Xuan, Thanh Hoa to make products from natural materials.

Le Xuan Hoa decided to build Hon Mu farm with the philosophy that all plants from wild grasses to perennial trees have their own value (Photo: VNA)

Le Xuan Hoa decided to build Hon Mu farm with the philosophy that all plants from wild grasses to perennial trees have their own value (Photo: VNA)

In September 2017, Hoa debuted his bamboo straws which immediately received positive market responses (Photo: VNA)

In September 2017, Hoa debuted his bamboo straws which immediately received positive market responses (Photo: VNA)

Hon Mu now supplies over 500,000 bamboo straws to meet the demand (Photo: VNA)

Hon Mu now supplies over 500,000 bamboo straws to meet the demand (Photo: VNA)

Hoa’s bamboo straw workshop creates jobs for 11 locals who earn an average income of 195-260 US dollars/month (Photo: VNA)

Hoa’s bamboo straw workshop creates jobs for 11 locals who earn an average income of 195-260 US dollars/month (Photo: VNA)

The bamboo straws are steamed and then sun-dried (Photo: VNA)

The bamboo straws are steamed and then sun-dried (Photo: VNA)

Hon Mu farm also makes products from natural materials such as bamboo spoons, straws and ball point pens (Photo: VNA)

Hon Mu farm also makes products from natural materials such as bamboo spoons, straws and ball point pens (Photo: VNA)

 
Hon Mu bamboo products (Photo: VNA)

Hon Mu bamboo products (Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

Hoa plans to turn Hon Mu into a non-profit community where people can experience a new way of life which is close to nature and environmentally friendly (Photo: VNA)

Hoa plans to turn Hon Mu into a non-profit community where people can experience a new way of life which is close to nature and environmentally friendly (Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

(Photo: VNA)

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