Gourds,

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Gourd

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In 2006, Starbucks reported having used 2.6 billions cups at their
stores. While the manufacturing of each paper-based cup produces
0.24 lbs of CO2 emission, only 0.25% are estimated to be recycled
after disposal. We are in an urgent need to shift our current
craddle-to-grave paradigm. What if aside from being a material
resource, nature could also take part in the process?
Along the exploration that this thought intitiated, Crème identified
gourds as a fast growing plant that bears robust fruits each season,
developing a strong outer skin, and fibery inner flesh. Once dried,
gourds have traditionally been used by ancestors as receptacles
like cups. Crème explored this centuries-old craft, using molds to
grow gourds into functional shapes, such as cups and flasks to
create sustainable, renewable, and compostable products without
waste.
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