Our new Dylan Kendall dishes for kids are magical. Will they make your kids eat all their veggies or will they clean themselves? No, but these dishes are amazing and we believe they will be the only dishes you will ever want to buy for your family again. Why? Because they are 100% non-toxic, chemical-free, biodegradable, ocean-friendly, dishwasher safe and super fun. And that's magical!
If you're a parent, you're probably using melamine dishes for your little ones. I did too. Melamine is everywhere and its easy to decorate, making the plates fun to use. And then I learned something that made me toss mine into the trash immediately.
Cute, yes ....
Melamine (aka 2,4,6- triamino- 1,3,5-triazine) is an industrial chemical compound used mainly in the production of plastics, primarily for countertops, utensils, fabrics, adhesives and flame retardants. Imagine a pile of white powder from your chemistry class. That's what our kids are eating on!
And to make matters worse...
Melamine sits in landfills forever. The plate your family is using will outlive you and your kids' kids.
And what happens if a melamine plate ends up in the oceans? The plate breaks into tiny pieces of melamine plastic particles that sea animals and birds swallow, which often kills them, and the micro-plastic bits move through the waters until they become part of the gigantic plastic islands polluting our oceans.
Ugh. My goal for my family is to protect our oceans, not destroy them.
Introducing Dylan Kendall Home dishes for kids made from real, pure bamboo! I found a material that causes no deforestation because bamboo is a grass, which means it grows back when cut for use, is biodegradable, and is naturally organic.
How? I've worked hard on this ...
Now I need you! I put my heart and soul into making these dishes for kids. I was told there was no market for "eco" dishes, but I ignored the naysayers and moved ahead. Now I need you!
1. The Dishes!
We're sampling the kids dishes now and ironing out all the kinks. We need you to help us introduce them to families everywhere! If you pre-order a 4-piece kids animal plate set, you'll be helping us introduce a safe, earth-friendly alternative material for all kids!
2. Our Kickstarter-exclusive Placemat!
I know that I spend half of every meal cleaning up spaghetti sauce from my dining room table. To make our plate sets complete, I am proud to introduce our new SNAIL placemat which, like our dishes, is eco-friendly and completely non-toxic. Our placemat is made from recycled plastics! No waste here except that spilled spaghetti sauce ~ (measures 16.5" x 11.5")
3. The Kickstarter Exclusive: Dylan Kendall Guide to Happy Homes!
By supporting this campaign you're stating that enough is enough and we are tired of all this plastic! To thank you, every supporter will receive my Happy Homes Make Happy People® e-book filled with useful tips to make your home a happy, healthier place!
4. Limited Edition Prints of Martin Leon Baretto's animals!
If you would like to receive these incredible animal drawings in addition to our dish sets please add the value of this reward to your dish set reward when you check out and email me! I will make a note - we can't add the dishes to the reward, its an odd glitch but we'd love for you to have you want!
Artist Martin Leon Baretto brings our dishes to life. We believe that protecting our families and the planet doesn't mean sacrificing good design and fun!
We are excited to offer a small number of limited edition prints on high-quality paper of all four animals. These animals will brighten any little person's room! We offer them framed in white also. Prints and framed prints are both 11" x 11".
5. Meet Dylan!
Have an idea for something you want to start - a product or a charity (I've done both!)? Want to learn more about my journey to environmentalism and veganism? Curious to start your own journey and looking for tips? Lets chat! I also know one knock-knock joke and I'm pretty good at telling it!
***Also if you would like 4 dish sets instead of two please email me and we can explain how to add that on when you pledge!***
Help us end plastic use worldwide and share our Kickstarter Campaign! Plus you'll get a FREE E-book: Share, Shop and Care - Dylan Approved Brands for a Happy Home for People and Pets! In order to get your free ebook, click the green button below and share the campaign!
Risks and challenges
One of the main challenges will result in production delays as this is a new item and an organic material with a learning curve for mass production. But I have strategies in place to hopefully mitigate any delays and have given myself enough time with rewards fulfillment to anticipate those problems.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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