Natural raw materials

For houseplants with a clear conscience

Plants with a clear conscience

You buy plants because you love nature! Unnoticed, your plant support can do damage to this same nature. This is mainly due to anti-fungal treatments, transportation from Asia and/or use of (micro) plastics. We believe you should be able to choose asustainable, natural alternative. With these, you grow beautiful houseplants with a clear conscience.

Finally… plant sticks without (micro-)plastics.

Naturally mold resistant.

Offer your houseplants the natural structure they love.

Experience the power of nature.

Distinctive and accessible sustainability is hard to find

Kratiste climbing poles contribute to several goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are the 17 goals to make the world a better place by 2030.

Because of Kratiste’s natural raw materials, the product cannot be compared to non-sustainable variety. Each Kratiste climbing stick is different in structure and properties. In terms of uniqueness, it looks more like a plant than a plastic climbing stick.

CAUTION: above 45 degrees Celsius the product may soften, below that the product will harden again. Also, the natural product can compost under specific conditions (lots of moisture, high temperature and lots of microbes).

SDG 9.
Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Innovative stucture

The innovative, 100% natural Kratiste climbing poles are made entirely in the Netherlands. This reduces supply-chain risks for our customers. Local production also reduces the burden on global infrastructure.

Impact on industry

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SDG 12.
Responsible consumption and production

Choose responsibly

Kratiste has made it possible for you to switch to responsible use and production. By using 100% natural raw materials, price levels are almost the same and production is entirely Dutch.

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SDG 13.
Climate Action

Positive impact

From now on, you can supply sustainable climbing poles without micro-plastics. Not only are CO2 emissions lower, but transportation is 95% less! The climbing poles are mainly made from Lactic Acid (leftovers from food) AND Elephant grass from Dutch soil

Impact on climate

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SDG 15.
Living on the land


The Dutch Elephant Grass that Kratiste uses for its climbing poles grows years 3.5 meters tall. Elephant grass is not harvested until spring. Excellent sheltering positively encourages biodiversity.

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SDG 17.
Partnerships for goals

Effective partnerships

By partnering with Kratiste, you help several affiliated partners. Thus, we are WWF Business supporter as well as a Social Enterprise, affiliated with Social Enterprise NL.

Become a partner


Kratiste’s production process is unique in horticulture. In this infographic, the production process of Kratiste.

Documentation for the store floor? Kratiste’s leaflets briefly describe the story behind our products in Dutch, German, English and French.

We believe that a good world starts with the manufacturer. That includes a very high level of transparency. That is why we supply the Kratiste climbing poles with resource passports.

Experience power of nature

Every year, thousands of pounds of plant-based raw materials are used to make climbing poles.

You may be wondering…

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Are there any micro-plastics in your climbing poles?

No, our 100% natural climbing poles are completely free of (micro-)plastics. Unfortunately, this is not (yet) the case with many other support sticks that consumers now buy. These are impregnated against mold. This is necessary because bamboo contains sugars. This causes mold to develop, just like a sandwich that is left to rot. The traditional moss stick contains a plastic tube that can cause (micro) plastics in waste disposal.

Why is Kratiste the first manufacturer to produce a 100% natural climbing stick?

Kratiste spent three years with a specialized team developing the Kratiste climbing stick full-time. When we started developing the Kratiste climbing stick, many people thought it wouldn’t be possible. That was because in the nursery almost the same conditions apply as in the green waste treatment plant: high humidity, heat (>55 degrees Celsius) and bacteria. Based on these three conditions, a Kratiste climbing vine can compost in waste disposal. After years of development and testing, we have found the right recipe of raw materials, in cooperation with various growers. We did this whole process because we felt that the consumer and the world deserved an alternative to unsustainable plant support from Asia.

Am I helping the world with Kratiste climbing sticks?

Yes, Kratiste produces the 100% natural climbing poles in its own factory in the Netherlands. As a result, the canes do not have to be transported from Asia to get to your plant.

Is Kratiste the manufacturer?

All 100% natural climbing poles sold by Kratiste are made by the company itself in its factory in Geldermalsen. The raw material mix and natural structure of our products is completely unique. Even the natural raw materials we grow together with our Dutch farmers.

What are Kratiste climbing poles made of?

Kratiste climbing poles are made from 100% natural materials. The raw materials used to produce the climbing stick are mainly potato starch (PLA) and Dutch Elephant Grass. By using plant residues for, the product has a low CO2 footprint. With each product, we provide a digital raw materials passport, making the raw materials fully insightful. That factories are transparent in how they operate is crucial to achieving a more sustainable world for all of us.

How does the concept of Kratiste work?

In just 21 seconds you will learn how to make the most beautiful houseplants. Click here to watch the video.

Are your climbing poles much more expensive?

No, our 100% natural climbing poles are in many cases as expensive as the plastic variety. This is because we believe it is important for sustainability to be accessible to all.

Are there any drawbacks to 100% natural climbing poles?

Kratiste’s natural climbing poles are more comparable to plants than plastic climbing poles or bamboo. No stick is the same and some sticks will fit your requirements better than others.

The structure of each climbing stick is unique and varies. Also, the climbing vine can obviously compost completely if you create the right conditions for it: lots of microbes, a high temperature and plenty of moisture.

NOTE: The Kratiste climbing stick is resistant to 50 degrees Celsius. Then the material softens as the temperature increases. If you drop the temperature below 50 degrees again, the material hardens again.