Make a difference with Pharrell Williams’ OTHERWARE Pebble portable flatware, a direct response to the growing threat of single-use plastic.
A collaboration between Parrell Williams’ I Am Other creative collective and closed-loop product manufacturer Pentatonic spawned Pharrell Williams’ OTHERWARE Pebble, a fun and colorful alternative to single-use disposable cutlery.
We’ve all heard the proverb, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” While historians trace these words back thousands of years, they remain remarkably apropos at this critical juncture in time. Indeed, we’re facing many challenges, but at CIEL we find ourselves continually inspired by humankinds’ ability to find the opportunities amidst the obstacles. That’s exactly what Pharrell Williams’ OTHERWARE Pebble portable cutlery set has done.
Say Sayonara to Single-Use…
We live in a grab-and-go world. While COVID has recently forced us to slow down, things will eventually return to normal. When they do, it’s our intention to be guided by meaningful change — however big or small — as we move forward.
We can think of no better embodiment of this goal than giving up disposable cutlery. Because while it may seem like no big deal to toss a plastic fork or straw in the trash, doing so has a major impact on the planet in the form of polluted waterways, the endangerment and extinction of wildlife, and a high carbon footprint. Not to mention that plastic also contains toxins that are potentially harmful to human health. There’s a reason — many of them, in fact — why it’s been dubbed the “plastic menace.”
…And Hello to a Better Way
We’ve long been fans of OTHERWARE, which helps people easily and stylishly go waste free with its ingenious portable tableware, the Pebble. Each Pebble contains a knife, fork, spoon, straw and chopsticks, all of which tuck tidily into a small case with a carabiner-style clip and lanyard for optimal portability. Weighing no more than a cellphone, the Pebble is made from recycled CDs.
OTHERWARE’s “made with music“ angle made it a perfect fit for music industry leader Pharrell Williams and his non-profit foundation, YELLOW, Inc. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t absolutely smitten with the Pebble’s latest limited-edition launch colourway to benefit YELLOW. Featuring a cheerful yellow case with just a hint of rock-star glitz courtesy of the gold carabiner, all proceeds from its sales will be donated to this excellent cause, which aims to “even the odds” for all students to gain access to a first-rate education.
The Pebble isn’t just kind to the environment; its thoughtful design is also incredibly user-friendly and fun to look at, too. Plus, this dishwasher-safe flatware can either be recycled via your own recycling or returned to OTHERWARE to be repurposed into new planet-friendly things.
With trillions of items of plastic waste littering the world’s oceans and more amassing every day, we can’t afford to keep relying on single-use cutlery while looking the other way. Pharrell Williams’ OTHERWARE Pebble portable cutlery set makes it easy for all of us to do our part — one Pebble at a time.
Interested in other closed-loop products? Check out our recent review of sustainable sock manufacturer Arvin Goods. Claiming, “the cleanest basics on the planet”, these socks made using a recycled cotton-poly blend.