“100% made out of nature’s purest ingredients, without any compromise.”
When I went to India for the first time, I did not really know what I was going to create. My aim was to create the purest, most natural & practical serving products possible.
I selected bamboo, organic cotton & clay as potential ingredients & booked a ticket to Delhi. To ease my mind, I connected with a virtual assistant in Bangalore to make me a list of potential suppliers.
And so my journey began…
I left the comfort of my usual surroundings and started with my exploration. I designed plates & cups, bathrobes & towels but each time I encountered some form of dishonesty and couldn’t finish what I had started. I wanted the products to be as pure & natural as possible & traced all ingredients down to their origin.
As I thought about the “practical and daily serving”-aspect of my intentions, I touched upon my needs as a human being and transformed them into my design guidelines for the collection.
Several trips and “failures” later, I came across the perfect ingredient that reflects one of the most precious characteristics of our human being; “we are all incomparably unique.”
This most unique element is “antique” teak wood. Of the highest quality, it was reclaimed out of old houses in India and already went through the test of time. Reclaiming & incarnating this wood, in line with the Indian culture, was a technical adventure on its own.
Each creation is wrapped in an organic cotton bag, herbally dyed with medicinal flowers.
I was fortunate to stumble upon a company in Ahmedabad, founded by Gandhi. They make paper out of recycled cotton and flower petals. It was a no- brainer to make a gift box out of this amazing “paper”.
The whole collection is a manifestation of the purest & most natural aspects of our being. It showcases what is possible if we truly want to love & honor our nature.
May each creation of this collection serve as a daily reminder of our nature.
Steven Pauwels, founder of Scent&Sense.