All posts tagged: sustainability

Green One G.O. One Straw - Hong Kong

Reusable, Openable, Rollable Straws – Kwai Chung, Hong Kong

Committed to integrating sustainable and user-friendly designs into every product to create a positive impact on society, the Hong Kong based studio, Green One or G.O., has been creating reusable drinking tubes or straws made of 100% recyclable material. The G.O. products are certified with safe fillet design, food grade materials, BPA-free, heat resistant to 100°C, dishwasher safe, and FDA certification. Green One Straw has three straw varieties: One Pair Straw, One Roll Straw, and One Bubble Straw. The additional G.O. products are pouch and bag: One Pouch Cutlery Bag, One Pouch Cutlery Bag With Drinking Tube Set, and One Cotton Bag. Founded in 2019, Green One Institute (GO) has been mentioned as the winner of 2020 Hong Kong Smart Design Awards – Bronze, 2019 Melbourne Design Award – Gold, and Jockey Club Carbon Care Open Innovation Lab Zero Carbon Pitch 2019 (Cycle 4) – Best Popularity Award. The latest product, One Bubble Straw, is well appreciated by the  bubble tea lovers. The design is similar with the One Roll Straw, but with extra 1.3 cm diameter, to …

From Waste To Material – Copenhagen, Denmark

This week on Tuesday, 7 July 2020 at 17.00 – 18.00 CEST, you are invited to learn about biodegradable binders and vegetal fibers in materials that be used for fabricating furniture with Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo from SPACE10 in Copenhagen. Click here to register the Webinar. The project’s called “Bio-Fold” project, where all the biodegradable materials were cast and shaped using IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag. Agricultural production disposes great amounts of waste in the form of vegetal fibres. On a global scale, the natural by-products show significant promise for the production of biodegradable composite materials, or simply biocomposites.   Biocomposites are formed by mixing vegetal fibres with a natural binder (such as plant-based resin or bicarbonates) and compressing the material into a solid form. Using simple household tools and the ubiquitous FRAKTA bag to cast and shape the bio composite means that this process could be used by anyone, anywhere, to create circular furniture from their own home.   With the bag’s folding logic, they designed five furniture prototypes, including a chair, a shelving system, …

Serif + Sero coffee tables by SODO SOPA -

Cardboard Furnitures – Sydney, Australia

The manufacturing industry producing large amounts of waste due to their inherently large size, making it difficult for a regular household to recycle,  SODO – SOPA, a small Sydney based studio specialising in building design, interiors, branding and graphics based in Sydney, Australia, stated in their Instagram page @sodo_sopa and to solve the problem, today they introduce new project called Serif + Sero coffee tables, made completely from upcycled cardboard packaging, a modular and stackable coffee table. According Design Boom, the assembly of the Serif + Sero coffee tables involves a series of cuts, scores, flips and folds before locking into place as a furniture and can be stacked up. The set is available in either square or circular forms offering options of a simple or more challenging assembly.concept sketch by SODO – SOPA in Designboom. This project aims to promote upcycling in the manufacturing industry and allow users to contribute to a circular economy, one household at a time. As stated in Designboom aims to begin prototyping additional designs with fabricators before releasing it as an open-source …

Slowing Down The Fast Fashion Industry Around The World

The pandemic has caused drastic changes in the way people spend their money on many things including fashion, ending the extreme consumerism, but also the right time for us to change on how the fast fashion production cycles. Since 1990s, many fast fashion retail brands has offered us cheaper clothing versions – copied from the fashion catwalks right after the international fashion weeks (New York, London, Paris, Italy) – with shorter production cycle as fast as once per 3 months or even less, with much cheaper price, lower qualities, and lack of transparency in widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Facing this challenging situations, at last some fashion businesses and professionals have made actual movement in new global sustainability standard, change the perspective of fashion values, new fashion calendars, and new marketing strategy. What is fast fashion? It is clothing line mass-produced in a very short term, rapidly made new items, and deliver them to its chain stores or webshops. The price is cheaper and got lack of quality in response to …