Welcome to our Big Grass Community!
During our travels around the world, we are repeatedly captivated by the abilities of craftspeople to turn natural and recycled materials into functionally clever, beautiful works. In Duang’s native Thailand, we have met artisans with centuries-old skills who often lack access to markets to sustain traditions. So, in 2006 we established Big Grass as a destination oasis to provide an outlet for talented artisans and to share their sustainable cultural treasures with you.
“For generations, people in developing countries have used, reused and re-purposed natural resources. Their work proves that furniture and accessories can be sustainable, expertly made, stylish and functional, and still affordable. That’s what Big Grass is all about.”
– John Hanesworth, Co-Founder and Co-Owner
We rehabilitated an auto body shop in San Antonio into a showroom and garden that initially featured garden bamboo structures. Today, after much growth and evolution, we are the only US source for two hand-crafted furniture lines, and the only US supplier of our majestic Ong™ rainwater harvesting jars. Our collections of sustainable indoor and outdoor decor, accessories and artifacts continue to grow. Because of our personal relationships with artisan vendors and frequent trips to Southeast Asia, we are also able to customize your orders and source hard-to-find pieces.
We invite you to explore our website and newly expanded e-shop. We have many more one-of-a-kind items in the store, so visit us when you’re in the neighborhood. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, write or talk to us. We’ll work closely with you to find that perfect piece for your home and garden.
John Hanesworth Duang Hanesworth