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Pay once - get free delivery every year. Disposable tableware made of nothing but leaves. From 10 $
Pay once - get free delivery every year. Disposable tableware made of nothing but leaves. From 10 $
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It all started with a vision: Outdoor tableware, as renewable and biodegradable as a leaf falling from a tree. And here we are.

 Next time you eat outdoors, feel the nature in your hands. Enjoy the summer. And the unbeatable feeling of making the world a greener place.

What is our approach? 

We focus on food packaging and one-way dishes. Our claim: outdoor tableware has to be fully renewable and fully biodegradable. After years of designing, prototyping and testing, we’ve succeeded.

Our disposable tableware is made of nothing but leaves – leaves that regrow three times a year and degrade in every household’s compost.

What are the plates made of? 

Our plates consist of leaves. And leaves only. The bottom and top layer are made from leaves, stitched together with fibers from palm leaves. And in between, you find a layer of paper made of leaves. 

That's it. No plastics, additives, oil, glue, chemicals,... Only leaves. 

And yet, they are water-proof.

How are they made?

The whole process lies in our hands: From the first sketches to renderings, from 3D prints of prototypes to CNC-milling of the tools.

And of course every single product is manufactured and strictly controlled for quality at our production site in Germany, near Munich.

Our team consists of designers, tool makers, and engineers, all working closely together in order to shape the perfect product. For you.

How did it all start?

It all started in Pedram's head, and manifested in his living room. 

There we installed our first pressing machine, completely operated manually - or more precisely, by foot.
 Then our knowledge grew, and so did our ambitions. 
We raised money, constructed our first semi-automatic prototyping machine, and presented our products in public. 
This is not only about outdoor tableware. It is about food packaging. It is about preventing plastic waste. It is about preventing trees from being cut for paper production. It is about the next generations. 

What is the money used for?

We have successfully finished development and prototyping. We erected a small scale production facility and started our production.

Now we are ready for the next steps: We will automate our production to scale it up and to bring leaf products to every shelf, to everyones hand, and to every compost. Therefore, we need a new production line and new tools. The fully automated production line will be built by a German machine manufacturer - our trusted engineering partner since long times.

Every Cent you pledge will be put into development and into production. Together, we will create a greener world - replacing plastic food packaging with packaging made from leaves.

What's in it for you?

We know that you make pledges for a cause. Because you want to support an idea. Because you want to use your power to shape the world. And we know that there has to be something interesting in it for you as well. So here is our offer: You support us in reaching our goal of changing the world of one-way dishes and packaging. And in return, we will supply you with the greenest tableware in the word - one package a year, as long as you live.
If you are looking for plates for a special occasion like a big party or even your wedding, we also prepared a rectangular bowl, e.g. for finger food, side dishes, or sweets: Your package contains these bowls as well as plates of two sizes, printed with our wedding theme or your individual text or logo. 

The plates come in diameters of 7 inches and 8 inches, and the bowl is 9x4 inches wide.

And we are also prepared for your business needs : We offer whole pallets for businesses and resellers as well as customized bowls or plates for bulk buyers.

Our Motivation

We are lucky to have healthy, intact forest just around the corner of our office – nature as it should be.

But sadly, reality looks different.
But sadly, reality looks different.

Every 2 seconds, woods of the size of a soccer field are cut down. This sums up to 13 million hectares of wood every year that are deforested for producing pulp out of them - this actually equates the size of England!

And on the other hand, we face ever growing mountains of garbage: more than 1.000.000.000 (1 billion) tons per year, equalling the size of the Mount Everest.

We are drowning in garbage of paper and plastic, and we are over-using our resources. This is actually resulting in mountains of packaging waste - and every one-way plate made of paper or plastic adds to it. The main cause: The way we package things.  We decided to try and change this.

Why are we doing this? 

Because we spend only a brief moment on this world. Everything we own is only temporary. What really counts is what we create, what we build up. What counts are our actions and our decisions. They last forever. They make up the true value of our being. If these actions lead to building up a sustainable, social, gainful company, then we will have the greatest job in the world.

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 Be part of it

Back us. Spread the word. Become a citizen of the leaf republic. 

And besides of making the world a better place, we offer you a unique reward: You will get your personal set of leaf plates, from now till the end of your life, delivered to you every year in spring.

Enjoy what we created: Outdoor tableware for the summer of your life.


  

Risks and challenges

Producing something as new and as innovative as our plates needs detailed planning and clear specifications. We did our homework and tested all elements of the process, challenged every element of our supply chain, and spent months of prototyping. Like this, we got our small scale production up and running.

Scaling up your production is always challenging and thrilling.
We took our learnings from small scale production and thoroughly planned the full-production run.
During manufacturing ramp-up, we will not take our eyes of our manufacturing facilities for one single second. And we will steadily refine the process, so that the plates will exceed all your expectations.

As experience told us, manufacturing projects tend to face challenges with timing. Thus, we made conservative estimates on delivery dates and added generous buffer. Be assured: we will keep you up-to-date about your delivery.

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    Nur für Deutschsprachige Kunden

    Ein Paket mit 15 Produkten. Die Göße könnt ihr euch aussuchen ( S/M/L )
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    Weil Ihr so treu und toll seid und das Angebot unter Euren Freunden weiterverteilt. Weiter so!

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    Deutschland-Spezial EXTENDED

    Ein Paket Deiner Wahl mit 15 Produkten (Teller oder Schale). Was genau Du willst fragen wir nach der Kampagne ab.

    Du wirst bei den ersten sein.

    Weil Ihr so treu und toll seid und das Angebot unter Euren Freunden weiterverteilt. Weiter so!

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    . leaf your picture

    Your picture on our factory wall - streamed into the world wide web forever. We are watching, you, you are watching us, your friends are watching you... and the whole world is watching the raise of a new empire.

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    . Set of plates: Box S

    Your set of *30* plates: *15* 7-inch-plates and *15* 8-inch-plates.

    The greenest plates for the summer of your life.

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    . Set of plates: Box M

    Your set of *60* plates: *30* 7-inch-plates and *30* 8-inch-plates.

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    . the inevitable mug

    Printed with our logo and a beautiful picture of our unique plate, hand-signed by our team.
    Isn't this what you always have been longing for?

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    Deutschland Spezial II

    WOW. Nur weil Ihr so toll zu uns seid und uns im Freundeskreis immer weiter empfehlt.

    Wir sagen DANKE und Ihr bekommt

    20 Teller S (18cm)
    20 Teller M (21 cm)
    20 Teller L (25 cm)
    20 Rechteckige Schalen

    in einem Paket.

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    . Set of plates: Company Box

    Your set of *120* plates: *60* 7-inch-plates and *60* 8-inch-plates.

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    . FLATRATE Free yearly plates - 20 pcs

    Your set of *20* 8-inch-plates, delivered every spring, for the rest of your life.

    Because every summer is a BBQ summer.

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    . FLATRATE Free yearly plates - 50 pcs

    Your set of *50* 8-inch-plates, delivered every spring, for the rest of your life.

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    . FLATRATE Free yearly plates- 50 pcs

    Your set of *50* 8-inch-plates, delivered every spring, for the NEXT 10 YEARS.

    Because every summer is a BBQ summer.

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    . FLATRATE Free yearly plates - 100 pcs

    Your set of *100* 8-inch-plates, delivered every spring, for the rest of your life.

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    . FLATRATE Free yearly plates - 100 pcs

    Your set of *100* 8-inch-plates, delivered every spring, for the NEXT 10 YEARS.

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    . Wedding box I - like a virgin

    Your box of *30* 7-inch-plates, *30* 8-inch-plates, and *30* rectangular 4x9-inch-bowls.

    The perfect set for your outdoor wedding.

    Printed with our wedding theme. For this one perfect day.

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    . Set of plates: PARTY BOX

    Your set of *600* plates: *200* 7-inch-plates and *200* 8-inch-plates and *200* rectangular bowls.

    The greenest plates for the summer party of your life.

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    . Set of plates: BIG FAT PARTY BOX

    Your set of *900* plates: *300* 7-inch-plates and *300* 8-inch-plates and *300* rectangular bowls.

    The greenest plates for the summer party of your life.

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    .B2B shop small: 120 Boxes for reselling

    30 Boxes of Plate S (18cm, 15 pieces inside)
    30 Boxes of Plate M (21cm, 15 pieces inside)
    30 Boxes of Plate L (25cm, 15 pieces inside)
    30 Boxes of rectangular bowls (15 pieces inside)

    Your customers will love it...

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    .B2B shop big: 260 Boxes for reselling

    65 Boxes of Plate S (18cm, 15 pieces inside)
    65 Boxes of Plate M (21cm, 15 pieces inside)
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    Sell as much as you can!

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    . Be different package

    You got the message. And you want to have it your way.
    So you get it: We will design a bowl or plate. According to your needs. And you get it in bulk: 22.500 food containers, packed in 45 boxes.

    Perfect for you.
    And perfect for your food.

    Come to our place this autumn. Be our guest for Munich Oktoberfest (with free beer, of course). And finalize your personal food container with our designer.

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