Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

sandwich bikes

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Sandwich Bikes is inspired by the concept of flat packing and home assembly made popular by companies like IKEA. The bicycle is made out of two plates, just like a sandwich. Pieter Janssen from Design Amsterdam and Basten Leijh from Bleijh Concepts & Design, came up with the idea to put a bicycle on the market that is useful, trendy and twice as cheap to produce, so it is affordable in Africa, where children need to walk tens of miles to get to school, in China, where families are parted by vast distances, and in Brazil, where villagers need to get to the city market some 20 miles down the road.The project is still in concept phase, more here.

world champion tee by tshirt store

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Tshirt Store was created in the frustration over the standardised offerings from the multiple retail stores and the abundance of soulless fashion brands. Tshirt Store uses 100% certified ecological cotton for their t-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories. More tees here.

recycled bicycle tube wallet

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This super thin wallet by Mission Bicycle is perfect when you don’t need to carry every card you own. The wallet is made in Seattle from recycled bicycle tubes. It fits in your front pocket and has a window for your ID. Order it here.

stop the water while using me

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Stop the water while using me thought about water and how people consume it every day. They came up with products that treat our natural resources responsibly through the ingredients they use, the way they are packaged and their manufacturing. They encourage people openly to save water when using the products. Buy it here.

apc – butler worn out series

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

People who prefer their denim unwashed can return their used A.P.C. jeans, in trade for a new pair at half price. The trousers thusly recovered will be marked with the initials of the person who broke them in, washed suitably, repaired as necessary, ironed and then resold under the name A.P.C. Butler Worn Out Series.

A rare but wonderful mix of exceptional customer care (fans loyalty) and sustainability (re-use of jeans). More information here.

taipei international cycle show

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

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The Taipei International Cycle Show is one of the most important bicycle industry events in the world, with nearly 900 exhibitors on hand this year. The 2010 edition (last March) focused on design and electrical bicycles.

clever little bag by puma

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

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Puma have unveiled the ‘Clever Little Bag’ shoe box design. The bag is designed by Yves Behar and fills the gap between design and sustainability. With the new bag, Puma kicks-off the next phase of it’s sustainability program. The company has set a goal to reduce the amount of energy and water used in company offices and factories by 25 percent, while also and cutting waste by the same percentage.