Reusable Cutlery Set | Organic Waxed Canvas | Reclaimed Leather | Hand Made in Toronto
I (Steve) LOVE Poutine.
It's a French Canadian classic that includes hand-cut fries, squeaky Quebec Cheese Curds and gravy. And the best Poutine is found at a chip truck, on the side of the road...
The only trick is that it's ALWAYS served with a plastic fork. And if you've learned anything about us to date, you know that we cringe when we have to throw out a plastic fork we've only used once.
Soooo.... we made this.
The cutlery is bamboo, so it's both sustainable and super light weight. The idea is to carry this set with you everyday - not just when you go camping.
The case - like all of our bags - is hand made in Canada, using organic waxed cotton canvas, beeswax and reclaimed leather with antique button snaps.
About our Organic - Petroleum Free - Waxed Canvas
We wanted to use waxed canvas because it looks great (especially with age), it's practical in that it repels stains (we're kinda messy) and it lasts a long time. However, we also wanted to use organic cotton canvas and didn't want any petroleum in the wax (that means no paraffin). It was hard to find either, so we had to figure out how to wax it ourselves using good old beeswax. In order to have a professional finish that was easy to sew, we did a lot of googling and even more experimenting (think mad scientist explosions).
It took several months, but the results speak for themselves.
Why Reclaimed Leather?
We wanted to avoid virgin leather, but please don't feel judged if you eat cows, or use leather, we do too, but we figured - you gotta start somewhere - and this is how we did. After a number of trials, we settled on old military gun straps and old horse reigns from a Mennonite farmer we met outside of Toronto and old leather coats and couches.
Check out this video below for one of my adventures hunting BIG GAME leather couches in downtown Toronto.