The UK’s first bamboo charcoal specialists

Bamboo charcoal is a high quality, eco-friendly product. Produced without chemical processes, it is a beautiful and versatile material which is sustainable and leaves no waste, and is ideal as a natural water filter.

Our charcoal is made in Japan in clay kilns using traditional methods that draw on the wisdom of ages past and we are excited to make this wonderful material and all its benefits available to more people.

Our current range of products includes:

I founded the Charcoal People in 2007, initially selling bamboo charcoal natural water filters. Like many businesses it came out of personal experience: for some time we had been using bamboo charcoal at home to filter our tap water and one day, perhaps inevitably, I thought why not introduce it to the market?

Some say it was my mid-life crisis, but I insist it was a brainwave and a moment of inspiration. Whatever the true motivation, thirteen years on, as the Charcoal People’s customer base steadily grows, I am pretty pleased that we are offering something that is old, yet new, a forgotten art and a beautiful thing.

Charcoal is very versatile. Its benefits are not limited to filtering water. It does some amazing things very quietly without shouting about its abilities. I love its modesty and simplicity. In the coming months we plan to add more exciting and intriguing charcoal products, so watch this space!

Michihiro, founder of the Charcoal People

the quiet power of bamboo charcoal