“They’re not meant to last forever by any means.”
Heimerman says the eagerness of one large potential client to obtain samples convinced Knork to start a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the new molds it has to make for the new flatware line.
The goal was to raise $20,000, and the company is almost to $30,000, which is a mark that Heimerman says she’d like to hit.
There are different levels of rewards supporters receive for donating. That includes the eco-friendly utensils and a carrying case that’s able to hold them and the company’s stainless steel flatware.
“Honestly, you’re kind of like an investor in it,” Heimerman says.
The new forks and spoons will be ready in late June, and the carrying case will be ready in August.
The campaign ends at 8 a.m. Saturday.
“We’re super, super happy for all the support that we’ve got,” Heimerman says. “We have some pretty avid fans, and they definitely helped us along in this.”