Bamboo is a natural product. You will see slight colour variations throughout. Bamboo is a non-homogenous product. The colour depends on a variety of conditions including environment and growth time. Made from compressed and glued bamboo, with a slight lacquer to protect and for easy cleaning. Cleaning your bamboo products is straight forward and easy. Avoid using the dishwasher and do not allow items to soak in water. Simply hand wash with a mild dish soap and dry thoroughly.