Meet the Maker
Founded in 2020, Green Heirloom is a company that produces eco-friendly, sustainable cookware and kitchen tools. With clear and significant emphasis laid on the traditions and rights of the artisanal community, Green Heirloom was founded to champion and platform artisanal craftsmanship, creating a more direct relationship between artisans and consumers.
This Roshni Mortar and Pestle, made out of Kansa or pure bronze, with a 4:1 ratio of tin and copper, has been created by artisans based out of a workshop in Kerala using a process called sand casting. Most of these artisans come from Moradabad, popularly known as the Brass City of India. While most families in Moradabad have been brass artisans for generations, the working conditions and pay they receive for their work is dismal. Through your purchase, you’ve allowed us to more equitably support these talented artisans, who are given higher pay at Green Heirloom, oftentimes 4x what they received in Moradabad, three meals a day, set working hours, and overtime pay. As you use your mortar and pestle to grind spices, crush ginger and garlic, and more, we want you to know that your mortar and pestle purchase goes an incredibly long way!
CARE & CLEANING:
Kansa bronze is made by melting tin and copper together. Bronze can be fragile, so the pestle has a higher tin ratio so it is stronger and won't break if it falls.
Rinse your Roshni Mortar & Pestle with regular dish soap and water after each use! To avoid tarnishing over time and to help maintain its original shine, you can either:
1) Make a paste with flour and vinegar, apply on the M&P, and wash it off.
2) Use Flitz for stronger tarnishing! View our cleaning video for our Masala Dabba for more deets!