Reed is a natural material that has been used for centuries by all humanity due to its remarkable qualities and versatility. Reed is a plant that grows on the banks of humid areas of rivers, swamps and lakes and is a valuable resource in many cultures and industries.
Reed is a dark-green, fast-growing plant that stands out for its flexibility and, on average, reaches 1.5 meters in height. As it is a plant, it is 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Despite appearing delicate, it is robust and easily adapts to the desired shape.
Over the centuries, reeds have been used in the production of baskets, mats and even in the construction of houses in some regions of the world. Its strength and ability to support weight and resist the elements makes it a reliable building material.
In addition to its durability, reed is known for its natural thermal and acoustic insulation properties. This makes it a very popular choice for making carpets, curtains and furniture, providing comfort and noise reduction in residential and commercial environments.
The applications of reeds are very diverse. From the manufacture of garden furniture, to baskets and decorative crafts, it’s also often used in the production of musical instruments such as flutes and ocarinas. It was used for many years by our mothers and grandmothers when they went to fairs and markets to bring their purchases.
Even today there is a tradition in Portugal of using colourful Reed Bags and Reed Baskets, as a complement to a modern and challenging look. It was recently discovered by several international fashion magazines, which placed Junco Bags as a modern and fashionable item.