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Last updated March 31, 2019

YUAN: Sustainable EDC titanium cutlery set (Canceled)

Customized name laser engraving | Color of choice | Hygienic | Convenient

YUAN: Sustainable EDC titanium cutlery set (Canceled)

Customized name laser engraving | Color of choice | Hygienic | Convenient

S$ 2,065
pledged of S$ 30,000pledged of S$ 30,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 25 2019
Last updated March 31, 2019

About

The modern man today lives in a fast-paced society with an increasing need for convenience. The birth of single use disposable utensils have created an unsustainable convenience culture at the expense of our health and environment. It is now a prevalent worldwide problem. 

We all know how disposable utensils could leech toxic chemicals while the food is piping hot and how these disposables also create waste. We are here to help make a change. We are offering you a sustainable option that is both affordable and aesthetically pleasing. 

Every take away comes with disposables. Disposables that come in different shape and sizes.

This is how detrimental the buy and throw culture is, so let us dive into the change.

MEET THE ESSENTIALS

 “Yuan” was first conceptualized with the idea of a re-usable titanium cutlery set with spoon and fork, chopsticks and straw which could be brought along for your meals outside. 

The cutlery set we have created is made of 100% titanium with the following innate properties.  

 Our first cutlery set, YUAN Essentials, comes in 5 colors.

Details | Five colors in a glance
Details | Five colors in a glance

 STUART GOLD 

MOZART BLUE 

ANTIQUE CORAL 

BLACK PANTHER  

CHELSEA GREY 


SPECIFICATIONS

The utensils comes with a sandblasted finish and anodized color of choice. 

Titanium straw 

  • Dimension: 6mm ⌀ x 200mm (length) x 0.5mm thk/ 0.23in ⌀ x 7.8in (length) x 0.02in thk 
  • Weight: 8g / 0.28oz                                                            

Titanium chopsticks           

  • Dimension: 230mm (length) x 0.5mm thick/ 9in (length) x 0.017in thick                  
  • Weight: 17.5g / 0.6oz  

Titanium Spoon         

  • Dimension: 200mm / 7.87in  (length)                                                                       
  • Weight: 28g / 0.98oz

Titanium Fork

  • Dimension: 205mm / 8in  (length)   
  • Weight: 25g / 0.88oz

YUAN ESSENTIALS' CASE 

To facilitate storage, a cutlery case has been specially designed to accommodate the titanium cutlery set. Yuan Essentials' case comes in two colors - Grant Beige and Marine Blue. More colors will be released as stretch goals!


GRANT BEIGE

The interior of the case is composed of water-resistant nylon for ease of cleaning with canvas on the exterior.   

Details | Water Resistant Nylon Interior
Details | Water Resistant Nylon Interior

Yuan Essentials' case comprises of two layers. The bottom layer consists of two compartments which holds spoon, fork and a chopstick rest. The upper is a detachable layer that holds a pair of chopsticks, straw and a cleaning brush. 

To give a clean and elevated look, elastic bands and leather dividers are used to hold the chopsticks and straw in place firmly. 

Instead of bringing the entire case out, detach the upper layer, slot it into a pouch and you are good to go! 


MARINE BLUE

 Yuan Essentials' case in Marine blue with black panther utensils set.


ESSENTIALS' CASE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimension: 55mm (height) x 260mm (length) x 75mm (Width) /  2.16in (height) x 10.2in (length) x 2.95in (Width)              
  • Weight: 260g / 9.17oz     

CUSTOMIZATION

You can either have your name or initials engraved on every piece of cutlery. The choice is yours! Limited to the first 500 backers of the YUAN essentials set.  

Details | Laser engraving
Details | Laser engraving

REWARDS

*includes a free optional titanium chopsticks' rest
*includes a free optional titanium chopsticks' rest

STRETCH GOALS

We are working towards more stretch goals that will not incur any additional costs to our backers. Spread the word for us! 

  We will be releasing more stretch goals along the way. Do stay tuned!


WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE CAMPAIGN ENDS

*any updates to the timeline will be reflected
*any updates to the timeline will be reflected

SHIPPING COST

 We understand that shipping usually takes up a significant portion of your funds to back a reward. We have done our market research with due diligence and have found a reliable courier to send you your rewards at a reasonable price.

All parcels will be registered articles and backers will receive a tracking number once the parcel has been shipped out.

For more information, please refer to our Q&A.


WHAT IS THE $30,000 FOR?

To meet the minimum quantity of our manufacturer, we require this figure to kick start production. By being able to meet the minimum quantity, we are able to lower the cost of our cutlery set and provide a competitive price to our backers. 


PROTOTYPES 

Experimentation of possible anodized colors.
Experimentation of possible anodized colors.
Sleeves to hold the chopsticks were initially conceptualized using canvas which did not give a firm hold.
Sleeves to hold the chopsticks were initially conceptualized using canvas which did not give a firm hold.

Q&A

1.  Is it possible to have mix and match my YUAN Essentials' case and utensils?

Yes, you can. You can match Grant Beige YUAN Essential case with the Stuart Gold set. There are 10 possible combinations! 

2.  Does the utensils come with a standard pouch?

Yes. If you backed a set of spoon and fork, a standard pouch will be given.  Applicable to a pair of chopsticks and straw as well.

 3. Does the titanium straw come with a cleaning brush?

Yes, it does. 

4. Is it possible to engrave initials or name on my utensils?

Yes. As of now, this service is provided to the first 500 backers of the YUAN's essential set.

5. How would the shipping proceed?

After a successful campaign, the shipping will proceed based on your backer number.  All backers will receive a tracking number once the parcel has been shipping out.

6. Will there be other color options for YUAN's essential case?

We have additional colors planned out as our stretch goals. Stay tuned! 

7. What does the option of free optional chopsticks' rest mean?

There could be some backers who prefer to not have a chopstick rest or do not see the need to have one. In that case, backers will have the option of choosing in the survey whether or not they would want the free chopstick rest. (Only applicable to backers of the Yuan Essential Set)


HAVE A QUESTION?

Drop us an email at yuancraft@outlook.com. We are more than happy to help!

Risks and challenges

We have all of our prototypes made and the only challenge is to deliver your rewards to you. As customized engraving has been offered, it will be a challenge for the team logistically.
We will work towards meeting our production timeline and will update our page to keep all our backers informed of our progress.

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    - 1 Pair of Chopsticks
    - 1 Straw
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    - 1 Yuan Essentials' case
    - 1 Free Optional Chopstick rest

    You will be getting the complete set with significant savings!

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    1 Set of Essentials

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    - 1 Pair of Chopsticks
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    - 2 Pair of Chopsticks
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    - 2 Free Optional Chopstick rests

    You will be getting the complete set with significant savings!

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    - 3 Pairs of Chopsticks
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    - 3 Yuan Essentials' case
    - 3 Free Optional Chopstick rest

    You will be getting two complete set with significant savings!

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    - 4 Pairs of Chopsticks
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    - 4 Sets of Spoon and Fork
    - 4 Yuan Essentials' case
    - 4 Free Optional Chopstick rest

    You will be getting two complete set with significant savings!

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