Embracing the use of renewable and ecologically-sensitive resources as part of their green practices, the design company EKOBO uses only bamboo for their tableware collection BIOBU. Bamboo is one of the earth’s most fast-growing and naturally-regenerative resources available which can flourish organically without the need of pesticides, fertilisers and herbicides so detrimental for the surrounding environment. EKOBO collects the saw dust that is shed from cutting and shaping
By applying a reversed production process of turning paper into wood instead of the other way around, the designer Mieke Meijer came up with an ingenious way of recycling old newspapers and turning them into a wood like material. In collaboration with Vij5, they perfectionated the production process to a point where they were able to create strong, lasting furniture with a great design and the aesthetic look of real wood. #innovative #recycable #repurposed #wastematerial #rec
100% biodegradable, these wooden vases from Minimal Design are printed rather than crafted. They are made from a mixture of 70% corn and 30% recycled wood. Their clean lines offer a modern, personal touch of a standard household object, while their complex, geometric shapes underline the natural, asymmetrical contours of the plants they hold. #earthfriendly #biodegradable #ecoconscious #recycled #France
Inspired by clouds in the sky, these airy pendant lamps are made from resistant laminated rice paper. Designed by 24 Degree Studios in Kobe, Japan, the lamps beautifully and equally disseminate their light due to their closed, round and vaporous structure. They are put together by interlocking white panels, which are delivered folded in a flat box, thus minimising the carbon footprint of the company. At last, a cloud that lights up our days and nights. #Japan #earthfriendly #
Using high-quality wood waste sourced from all over the world, these watches, made by Italian designers from WeWood, are a perfect synergy between style, design and environmental consciousness. Each wooden watch is carefully crafted using eco-materials which don’t contain any toxins or artificial components. To go one step further in their aim to produce a sustainable wooden product, for each watch that is being bought, a tree is being planted by their planting partners, The
Hemp has been an industrial super crop since centuries and one of the earliest domesticated plants known. It has been cultivated for over 12,000 years. It is the strongest plant fibre in the world and can be used to make anything from food and textiles to paper, building material and even auto parts. Hemp is a renewable and sustainable source because it can be grown and harvested every year. On the other hand, for a tree to be grown sustainably it should reach a life-span of
Throwing a dinner party typically ends up in heaps of dirty plastic plates and utensils overfilling garbage bags. But thanks to the designers from eco u in Singapore, hosting a party has now become a bit more responsible. The group offers biodegradable tableware using plates and bowls made out of up-cycled sugarcane pulp, wooden cutlery made from sustainable FCS (Forest Stewardship council) certified plantation, and 24-hour waterproof paper-straws printed with food-safe ink.