Backed by Will Smith and FabFitFun, OurPlace brings cookware and dinnerware direct to consumers

OurPlace Two of the new products available from startup direct to consumer cookware and dinnerware brand OurPlace The company’s initial line of dinnerware and cookware is manufactured in China and its glassware is manufactured in Thailand. But the two executives have plans to source its future collections from artisans living in emerging markets around the world. “Our next collection is sourced from Oaxaca,” says Tehrani. “The Oaxaca line… it’s artisans making things out of their home. They’re making everything by hand and there’s no sophisticated machinery to speak of.” The challenge, says Amir Tehrani, is to help these artisans begin producing products at scale, while staying true to the artisanal nature of the products. Ultimately, the idea is to educate …