1/3 of Peas & Carrots International, Anwar Carrots, has released an official resignation letter via Instagram. Longtime pioneer and creative director of PNCINTL took to Instagram to share his disparities in a post:
This is a notice from me to the public or to anyone interested. I, Anwar Carrots/Washington am no longer associated with anything pertaining to or related to Peas & Carrots International. Unfortunately one of my partners, and/or his team, took it upon themselves to register the Peas & Carrots International trademark in his name and his name only. Intentionally excluding myself and our other partner. Now I own no rights to my own company that I started in 2007. I regret not thinking more with a business mind, I was acting with an intention of helping everyone on the team, not just myself. I was creating out of pure love and joy, but in this case, it just wasn’t good enough. In this situation, I find it in my best interest to voluntarily walk away from anything Peas & Carrots International related. I wish the best of luck to my fellow associates in whatever paths they choose. I’ve learned a lot about business in the process and I hope that anyone following me can also learn from some of the mistakes I’ve made along the way. I also hope that anyone who has found interest in my part of developing the brand Peas & Carrots International will continue to follow my journey. I have a few exciting new projects that will begin in the next few months of 2015. I appreciate your time and support. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” -Steve Jobs
Many supporters of PNCINTL have expressed their discontinued support of the brand if not under creative control by Anwar Carrots and the entire collective. It looks as though, the brand is currently under hiatus if you ask me. Looks like friends and business doesn’t mix.
Terrell Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of SWGRUS.