Coia means the core of the fruit, and symbolizes that it is our values around well-being and sustainability that are always at the core of our product development.
Who are we?
We are passionate about creating beautiful kitchen and lifestyle products that encourage reuse and sustainability. Importantly, we exist to create products that make you feel great. Our goal is to minimize single-use items in the to-go segment, and we believe that eco-friendly can also be aesthetically beautiful.
We do our utmost to create a positive, sustainable and long-lasting effect on the lives of our customers - and their loved ones.
What are we doing?
We design and produce lifestyle products with a focus on aesthetics and sustainability, and distribute these both B2C and B2B.
Our first collection, Better Bowls , consists of coconut shells that would otherwise have been burnt. We use these to create beautiful lifestyle products - from bowls to vegan scented candles.
Since February 2020, we have reused over 40,000 coconut shells from Vietnam. We would never have made it without you!
Our product development is constantly expanding in the kitchen / lifestyle / sustainability segment, and we have no plans to stop!
We do not have any physical stores yet, but you can find our products at a number of retailers across the country.
Why do we do what we do?
Because we want a world with less focus on disposable items and plastic, and more focus on reuse and on what is naturally beautiful.
Because we want to make it easy for you to make choices that are good for yourself and good for the planet.
Because we are dreamers, children of nature and love visually beautiful things. Not least, we love to take care of ourselves - and we are not embarrassed to admit it!
Elise was on leave with her second child when she ordered and received 2000 coconut bowls from Vietnam for the garage in snow-covered Oslo. Two months later, everything was sold out.
The 'coconut bowl trend' was already big in other parts of the world, and with coia (formerly Better Bowls) it was really put on the map in Norway as well.
"There are many kitchen and lifestyle products I myself missed, and still miss, in the Norwegian market. And now it is a dream to develop, produce, and finally; offer the finished result to a large network of like-minded customers. "
Founder and General Manager
coia (formerly better bowls)
When you shop from us, you support a more sustainable world. You provide work to local artisans in Vietnam, contribute to increased reuse, and distance yourself from unnecessary disposable items.
Not least, you support a Norwegian company that is trying to make a difference by creating products that will make your everyday life - and our planet - a little better.
Thank you for helping to make a difference!