The Entrepreneurs

Black+Blum and Larq

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30 September 2020

Episode 468

30 minutes

This week we hear from two companies using good product design to help shift consumer habits in food and drink. We speak to Dan Black of London’s Black+Blum to hear about its range of stainless-steel lunch boxes, cutlery and water bottles that are inspiring people to think twice about wasteful packaging. Plus: we meet Justin Wang of Larq, makers of self-cleaning water bottles and pitchers that remove bacteria from water using UV light.

30 September 2020

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Black+Blum

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Dan Black is the co-founder of Black+Blum, a London-based company that makes a range of stainless-steel and glass lunch boxes, bowls, cutlery and water bottles. Recently, it partnered with Prada on co-branded lunch boxes.

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Larq

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Justin Wang is the CEO and co-founder of San Francisco-based Larq, maker of a premium self-cleaning range of water bottles, and, more recently, a similar pitcher to keep in the fridge at home.

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