The penny knife is a perfect companion for gardening
Take a penny knife, add a fork and you have a practical outdoor cutlery set.
This pocket knife is an original Taschenfeitel and comes with a centuries-old manufacturing tradition. It has been manufactured manually in Trattenbach in Upper Austria for almost 600 years. The Trattenbacher Taschenfeitel is registered as an intangible cultural heritage. The turned handle is made of beech wood which is a used hardwood, typically used in Europe. The interestingly shaped blade is ground on both sides.
What is a penny knife?
A penny knife was a very basic utility knife. The name derives from what it reportedly cost in England and America during the late 18th century. Another legend says that you can't gift a knife without giving a penny. It is an old tradition that comes from the superstition that a gift of a knife cuts friendship ties. If you gift a knife, the recipient hands the giver a penny and symbolically buys the knife. Misfortune averted ...
Dry the blade after use if it gets wet. Do not let the blade air dry (risk of rust film!). Because the knife has a wooden handle, it is not suitable for the dishwasher. Maintain wooden handle regularly with natural oil (e.g. olive oil). Apply the oil sparingly to the handle with a soft cloth.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.8 x 3.0 cm / 4.13 x 0.7 x 1.18 in (closed), 17.9 x 1.8 x 2.6 cm / 7.04 x 0.7 x 1.02 in (open) Weight: 30 g / 1.05 oz Material: Stainless blade steel, beech wood Origin: Austria
EMI Bamboo Cutting Board
12.00 CHFSale price9.60 CHF
Small cutting board and breakfast board made of bamboo - handmade
Made of renewable resources it‘s not only good-looking but also extremely light and sustainable. Bamboo is a very fast growing material and is antibacterial by nature. A real advantage. Using only natural materials, the glue is a mixture of water, rice powder, and mango resin.
The board is chamfered on two sides. These can be found on the bottom of the board and makes it easier to pick up the board: you just have to press on one side and it lifts up and makes it easier to grip. The engraved logo is also positioned on the bottom of the board so it won't interfere with your cooking and so that nothing can get stuck in it.
Good for home use, picnics and camping. Can also be used as a trivet. Not suitable for the dishwasher.
Dimensions: 22 x 11 x 0.7 cm / 8.66 x 4.33 x 0.27 in Weight: 105 g / 3.70 oz Material: Bamboo, rice powder, mango resin Origin: Vietnam
MONYI BEE Beeswax Wraps (Set of 3)
29.00 CHFSale price26.10 CHF
Beeswax Wraps Starter Set – Keep food fresh the sustainable way
You get 3 different sizes of beeswax wraps to keep bread, sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, cheese, Tofu and any other product fresh with our plastic free alternative. It replaces cling film and aluminum foil. The warmth of your hands is enough to form it into various shapes to cover glasses and bowls. Beeswax itself is antibacterial and has no expiry date.
Our wraps are handcrafted with love in a social institution in Switzerland. 100% natural.
When the beeswax wraps start losing flexibility or are getting brittle, you can restore them easily at home. Simply pop them into the oven on a baking sheet on low heat to melt the top layers, then distribute the wax evenly. This will deal with any creasing and cracking.
Cleaning: Wipe them clean after usage. Water and mild dish soap are sufficient. Let them air dry. Important: Do not rinse with hot water! Not suitable for direct contact with raw meat.
Dimensions: 30 x 30 / 25 x 25 / 20 x 20 cm, 11.8 x 11.8 / 9.84 x 9.84 / 7.87 x 7.87 in Weight: 27 / 17 / 11 g, 0.95 / 0.6 / 0.38 oz Material: Cotton, bee wax, jojoba oil Origin: Switzerland
HERBOLUX Fire Spices
6.00 CHFSale price4.80 CHF
Smoke your grilled foods with HERBOLUX Fire Spices
Throw the herbs directly into the glowing coals. The heat will release the essential oils of the herbs and will give your food on the grill an unbeatable tasty, smoky and succulent flavor.
To enhance the result you can soak the herbs for about 15 minutes before using and to boost the effect you can use a grill with a lid.
Product details spice mix
Weight: 50 g / 1.76 oz Content: Rosemary, fennel seeds, thyme, cilantro seeds, oregano, sage Origin: Germany, Switzerland
Product details spice mix with bamboo container
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 11 cm / 0.86 x 2.24 x 0.04 in Weight: Fire spices 50 g / 1.76 oz, cup 72 g / 2.53 oz Content: Rosemary, fennel seeds, thyme, cilantro seeds, oregano, sage Material container: Bamboo, mango resin, rice powder, natural rubber Origin: Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam
To good to go
We are partner of the Swiss campaign Too good to go. It is a campaign against food waste. This should be counteracted with the inscription on food "Often good for longer". Use your senses for the quality check: look, smell and taste. In this way, we as consumers can make our contribution to avoiding food waste.For more information see this blog post >>
NEMICO Multifunctional Picnic Blanket
349.00 CHFSale price299.00 CHF
Multifunctional high-quality and handmade picnic blanket – Free of synthetic materials – Swissmade
Our handmade picnic blanket consists of high-quality cotton. It is made of two layers and is free of synthetic materials. The bottom layer is made of Scottish waxed cotton canvas, which is water-repellent and insulating. As a result, the moisture of the soil or the meadow cannot get through the picnic blanket.
The top layer consists of a soft organic cotton fleece and therefore offers additional comfort. No synthetic components are added to the material, which means that there is no static charge. The fluffy, cuddly soft fleece is absorbent, breathable and easy to care for. The brass eyelets and the push buttons create many options to use it for example as a tarp.
Use it as a simple sleeping bag by closing the push buttons lengthways. You can also close two buttons at both ends and make a kind of poncho that keeps you cozy and warm in the evenings around a campfire. Or just use the blanket on the sofa at home on cold days.
We also add 19 m of hemp rope, which is made in a Swiss rope factory. In total there are 5 pieces of rope: 1 x 6 meters (236.2 in) and 4 x 3 meters (118.1 in). On each corner of the blanket is a brass eyelet. Together with the rope you can easily make a shade sail between trees or you can create a windbreak.
The blanket is made in Switzerland in a small social institution. Our multi-purpose picnic blanket is almost exclusively made by hand in a sewing school (Nähwerk IDM) in Switzerland. Of course, they also work with sewing machines ... At IDM the olive green canvas and the grey cotton fleece are cut and sewn. The blanket is embroidered with our logo in bright red. Of course, a red line should not be missing to pay tribute to the Swiss army blanket. However, it is a fine, reduced, red stitching. Our eyelets and snaps are made in Switzerland and attached to the picnic blanket at IDM.
The design is a tribute to …
The design and idea for this picnic blanket is a tribute to the well-known Swiss army blanket. Whether in a grey-brown or grey-green basic tone - it is always decorated with a bright red bar that is embroidered with a white cross. It has not been produced in Switzerland for almost 20 years and the production facilities have been closed. The production has now moved to Italy. The Zelttuch 64, a tarp used by the Swiss army and scouts, also inspired us. Unfortunately, the production of Zelttuch 64 in Switzerland was also discontinued.
Dimensions: 144 x 200 cm / 56.7 x 78.74 in Weight: 1550 g / 54.67 oz Material: Waxed cotton canvas (Scotland), organic cotton fleece (Germany), brass buttons and brass eyelets (Switzerland), hemp rope 6 mm (Switzerland) / 5 pieces of hemp rope: 1 x 6 meters (236.2 in) and 4 x 3 meters (118.1 in) Origin: Designed, sewn and processed in Switzerland
Hand wash at 30 °C, do not bleach, do not iron hot, do not dry clean or tumble dry.
To refresh the impregnation of the canvas, a spray wax should be used: e.g. from Halley Stevensons or alternatively from Fox Oilskin or Nikwax.