The original inspiration for the utensil roll, is the Zero Waste movement (Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the redesign of resource life cycles so that all products are reused. The goal is for no trash to be sent to landfills, incinerators, or the ocean) and the vast amount of plastic that we use and throw away on a daily basis. Especially the single-use plastics such as utensils. I find myself thinking of these global problems in the light of the past. What did people do before the convenience of single-use plastics? 150 years ago things were handmade and treasured, used and reused, until it could no longer be used. It was not thrown away because you don't need it anymore or you didn't feel like doing the dishes.
I was pondering what people did back then, when they couldn't count on finding disposable plastic utensils anywhere. I was imagining that they put their knife and fork in their bag or backpack if they knew they needed them throughout the day. I was blown away when I came across a sheath, made for a knife AND a fork. I grew up with guys wearing their knife in a sheath on their belt, but a sheath for a knife and a fork is brilliant. Where and when did that go out of fashion? Have any of you seen this before?
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A leather sheath is now on my radar, but we decided to start out with a fabric utensil roll. No more throwing plastic straws, spoons, knives or forks in the trash after one time use.
(If you are interested in a leather sheath, please send me an email and I will get that project started!)
This is a sturdy roll that can fit silverware for the whole family. Yes, I took it on 4 person picnics this summer. So it has been tested. Or it can hold your silver-wear, reusable straw and some art supplies. Be creative. I would love to hear what you put in your utensil roll.
They come with a matching napkin. You can chose to add bamboo knife, spoon and fork or silver-wear that I have found second hand. You can also use something you already have.
The utensil rolls are made with hemp/organic cotton fabric.
Measurements: 13" (33cm) wide. 15" (38cm) tall when open. 9-10" (23-26cm) tall when folded (depending on where it's folded).
Sewn with love in Portland, Oregon.