The Pen is Mightier than the Swarf

The Pen is Mightier than the Swarf
Cellulose acetate ‘swarf’ is a glamourous, if rarely used, by-product of spectacle making.

Seeking ways to give discarded eye apertures and bridge cut-outs a new life, we worked with Tom Gyr of Tom’s Studio.

Tom has turned the discarded remnants into one of his handmade fountain pens, setting our acetate swarf in bio resin.

With the selection of colourful offcuts making each pen unique, Tom created this series of beautiful writing pens as part of his Zero-Waste Collection.