These 3 cool wool brands know how to make their customers ánd their makers happy. Check out these woollen beauties that came to life by purpose-driven people thinking out-of-the-box, or actually, out-of-the-factory.
You have probably noticed the ‘go natural and fair’ revolution in the food industry? Well there is a similar but slightly less visible development emerging in a few other product categories too. The companies that lead this trend aren’t concerned with what you put in your mouth though. It’s other parts of your body they care about. Have you guessed it? It’s your genitals. Yikes! That’s an ugly word isn’t it?! Sorry! Privates? Anyhow, cool brands such as Einhorn , L. , Sir Richards and Yoni want to change the way we make the products-for-our-privates. In a cool way. Here’s how.
Imagine you could have a smartphone that is COMPLETELY customizable to your wishes, both functionally and aesthetically. Also imagine it easy to fix when broken. And easy to upgrade when technology advances, or when your needs change. Imagine a phone worth keeping instead of ending up at an African e-waste landfill – poisoning the land and the people – only 2 or 3 years after you bought it. Imagine a phone both cool and right. Sounds too good to be true? It isn’t! Read here why not.
At Emeco, they make chairs to last a lifetime. You’re thinking: “So what? Doesn’t everybody?” Actually, no. Stylistic obsolescence – a product becoming obsolete (unfashionable) after a period of time – is what keeps the fashion and home deco industries going. Most introduce a new must-have collection every season so you will keep on buying more stuff. Read here why and how Emeco designs things – with famous designers such as Phillippe Starck – you want to hold on to. And your children after you.
When you think about it; what’s not to like about cardboard? It’s light, flexible, strong, super affordable and easy on the environment. But stuff made from cardboard to me always felt a bit like bags made from jute; too much treehugger style. Until now when I found these amazing and beautiful cardboard concepts from all over the world. read more…
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