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Straws provided by nature

Production / Wholesale / Retail / Education

Est. 2019

An eco-friendly
solution to

plastic pollution.

We have only one planet

and it is our common duty and

responsibility to protect it.

Here at YNI,

we're convinced we have found

a real solution to replace

plastic straws

and all other alternatives

such as metal, glass,

paper and PLA.

More than just grass


You might  know them as "grass straws"

 This type of grass is called Grey Sedge

a.k.a  "Sedgy"

Grey sedge grows abundantly in the tropical wetlands

of Southern Vietnam along the Mekong delta,

mainly in the Long An Province. 

High in alkaline, this iron rich area is suitable 

for only certain types of plants.

Sedgies help support the livelihoods of

the farmers, local workers,

and their families.

YNI strawlific woman tying bundle in fie

Sedgies are harvested roughly

every 12 months.

10% of each field is left unharvested

and the strongest ones are spread out

and replanted, roots and all.

This circular, regenerative farming method

assures a stead supply, helps protect the

ecosystem, and provides secure work.


The wetlands are also home to the endangered

"bird of love," the Sarus Crane.

There are only 13,00~15,000 wild full grown adults (IUCN).

As Ho Chi Minh continues its rapid growth, 

industrial areas continue to expand. By preserving the fields, we can also preserve the biodiversity and habitat of this precious red-listed animal.

Segies don't go soggy!

In fact they become stronger and 

more durable as they soak up liquid.

YNI Strawlific sedgy bend back to normal

Premium Sedgy

15 mins. in water

Sedgies don't stop there.

When they're finished being a straw,

turn them into compost or fertilizer,

decorations, fuel for your bonfire,

or even animal feed.


Unlike straws made from PLA (polylactic acid), which don't fully biodegrade in natural conditions, Grey Sedge is 

Nature itself.

Even if you happen to drop

it on the ground, it literally...

can't become waste.


Sedgies in a 10 second nutshell!


Our Straw Line

Please contact for orders / samples / inquiries!

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100 % natural and biodegradable

No preservatives, no chemicals
Farmed regeneratively

Food grade certified*
Revitalizes and strengthens in liquid 
Gluten-free, lactose-free, sugar-free
No deforestation, super-low ecological footprint
Helps protect habitat of endangered species
Helps provide stable jobs in rural Vietnam
We support gender equality and fair pricing

*Certified to be completely harmless to humans by the respective National Vietnamese, Japanese and European Authorities (Ministry of Public Health of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, EMI-TUV-SUD in Europe, JFRL in Japan)

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Contact Us

Main HQ

34 Cao Duc Lant St., An Phu Ward,

District 2, Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

contact @
yni.vietnam @

+84 326542626

JAPAN Office

2-6-3 Hitoyado-cho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City, 420-0037

contact @

+81 542727276

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When you commit to using nature-friendly products, you want to rest assured that

every part of the production process is sustainable. 

With YNI, not only do you get just that, you help ensure job opportunities to people of rural areas,

prevent urban migration, and conserve the habitat of local wildlife at the same time.

Good for hot drinks

Good for alcoholic drinks

Wide straws for smoothies and bubble teas

Different lengths,

15-25cm, by order

We make these straws. With Love.
Thanks and see you soon!
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