This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

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This fashion boutique in India is crafted from recycled materials

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Located in Gujarat, India, this boutique shop designed by Manoj Patel Design Studio is completely made out of recycled materials. The 350-square-foot space, completed in 2020, sells fine women’s wear and combines two rooms together to create a contemporary consumer experience using reused traditional and scrap materials. The designer chose these specific upcycled materials for both their longevity and their aesthetics.

These pendant shades shine a light on recycled materials

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In fact, LightArt is moving “from waste to watts” with its newest line of pendant light shades made from recycled materials. The process began with the question, “What can we do with falloff material?” For now, LightArt is recycling waste materials from inside the plant, using new technology to sort out the black and white pieces for the desired look. With this upcycled waste, the company created seven shapes in each of the two shade colors.

Upcycled materials make up this beautiful cabin retreat in Denmark

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Designed by Nordhavn-based Lendager Group , the Holiday Cabin consists of five connected structures, all of which are constructed from upcycled waste materials found from demolition sites and local factories.

Designers made this pavilion out of upcycled paper waste

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Originally created for the Copenhagen Art Fair to showcase a new sustainable method of design, the Paper Pavilion is made out of upcycled paper collected from the city itself. The art fair, in its fifth season, had a specific focus on pavilion designs that spotlighted sustainable construction , urbanization and recycling. With this methodology in mind, PAN- PROJECTS decided to use paper as their primary building material due to its strength and recyclability.

3XN unveils Denmarks first climate-positive hotel for Bornholm island

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Slated for completion in summer 2021, the new extension will be entirely built, clad and insulated with timber materials for a carbon-neutral footprint. The hotel wing will incorporate upcycled materials from construction offcuts for the furnishings and surfaces.

Redress winner launches puffer jacket made of upcycled materials

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Created in collaboration with major Chinese fashion brand JBNY Group, the sustainable puffer jacket is made with a mix of upcycled and recycled materials , including deadstock fabrics for the exterior and recycled polyester for the lining. Redress winner launches puffer jacket made of upcycled materials.

Fashion collaboration repurposes leather offcuts into eco-friendly home and lifestyle products

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Award-winning design studio OPENUU has joined forces with RIL CREED, a sustainable handbag fashion brand, to create two collections for home and lifestyle using upcycled genuine Italian leather. They were specifically alarmed by the sobering fact that about 50 percent of natural leather hide is wasted (often destined for landfill) and up to 95 percent of the textiles that end up in landfills each year could have been recycled.

Twisting rammed earth home wraps around a grand jackfruit tree

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As with all their projects, the architects constructed the home with environmentally friendly materials including rammed earth , Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB) and recycled materials.

Eco-friendly Everlasting Forest Pavilion champions circular living in Bangkok

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For this year’s Bangkok Design Week, which took place in February 2020, Thai design firm Plural Designs created the Everlasting Forest Pavilion, a temporary, tunnel-like structure built of biodegradable materials that promotes sustainable ideas and products to the public. All materials used in construction are eco-friendly, biodegradable and made from waste material.

This furniture collection is made from repurposed military parachutes

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Innovative design firms Layer and RÆBURN are known for creating stunning items out of repurposed materials. The armrests are wrapped with extra material for added comfort. Related: RÆBURN upcycles North Face tents into one-of-a-kind bags The parachute fabric, which is made from ultra-thin ripstop nylon material, is incredibly durable and makes perfect sense to be used in everyday furnishings.

Repurposed coffee grounds provide sustainable clothing pigment alternative

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Related: Blue dye could be the next key to harnessing renewable energy Brewed coffee grounds are feasible because 100 million Americans drink coffee daily, meaning there is an adequate supply of coffee grounds that can be upcycled and diverted away from landfills. Eco Green eco-inspiration green-business hybrid-car- lakes low-emission minnesota news recycled materials repurposed materials sustainable food sustainable materials

How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

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A jolt in this direction came overnight as COVID-19 drove people indoors, forcing many to rethink how they reduce, reuse or recycle items they took for granted only weeks earlier. Only 20 percent of e-waste is recycled, according to a United Nations University report in 2017.

Recycled components and plastic-free packaging: Samsung powers up 2025 sustainability plan

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All Samsung phones are to feature recycled materials from 2025, the company has pledged as part of a new set of wide-ranging sustainability targets. Firm launches new Galaxy for the Planet sustainability platform in bid to help deliver on tech giant's environmental goals.

Sustainable holiday gift ideas for your friends

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Headphones The stylish headphones from House of Marley are made from sustainable materials such as FSC-certified wood , stainless steel, recyclable aluminum and soft natural leather. Reusable straws come in all shapes, sizes and materials, from stainless steel to silicone to bamboo.

Sustainable Fashion: Identifying Fast Fashion Flaws and Extending the Life Cycle of Clothing

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Beyond material sourcing and garment production, the dangers of fast fashion continue on into the hands of the consumer. Commonly, fast fashion garments are made from synthetic materials, many of which include toxic dyes and harmful chemicals. Use Recycled Materials.

ASOS unveils 'circular' fashion collection

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Online fashion retailer has trained its designers in making its clothing and jewellery more sustainable, recyclable and reusable. Where possible, the company is also encourang the use 'upcycle' of techniques that reuse old products to create "something new".

Dash Linear turns cardboard into high-performance lighting

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Dash Linear is the latest installment in Graypants’ Scraplight series, an appropriate name considering they are made out of recycled and virgin cardboard. Recycled cardboard is used for the natural Dash, while virgin corrugated cardboard is used for the white and blonde options.

KAJ Hotel is a one-room boathouse rental that exudes hygge

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KAJ Hotel technically has no footprint, perched over the edge of the harbor, but it also avoids a heavy carbon footprint with the use of reclaimed materials. Window frames were upcycled from the previous Danish Defense Command building.

Pianca redesigns Calatea Green chair for the circular economy

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The piece is a redesign of the company’s Calatea chair, originally developed in 2017, with new, eco-friendly materials and organic aesthetics for a greener version of the classic chair. Eco Green Recycle decoration environment environmental friuli-venezia inauguration photovoltaic seating

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

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Circular design refers to a constant recycling loop, with no materials ending up in the landfill. When possible, they chose materials that were already at least partially recycled, yet still durable.

How to Be A Sustainable Fashion Brand: Trends and Ideas for Your Business

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The Alliance works in all aspects of the fashion industry including production of raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. Establish a repair or upcycling program. The World Needs a More Sustainable Fashion Industry. Sustainable fashion is our only option.

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

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” These sustainable clothes are made from materials like classic hemp fiber, antibacterial Tencel and banana silk for wardrobe staples that are just as comfortable and eco-friendly as they are stylish.

Managing Food Waste in the Office

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Just as you have blue bins for recyclable materials, brown bins are meant only for organic materials. Do you think addressing food waste in the office is too much of a bother? Doesn’t most waste happen in our households, restaurants and other food institutions?

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Advene’s handbag reduces plastic, not style

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Advene releases one product at a time, using responsible materials to create its designs along with a commitment to reducing harmful plastic waste throughout the process. Environmentalists may be stirred not just by the design of the Age bag, but by the fact that it is made from 100% traceable leather that has been upcycled from food byproducts. Green Recycle accessories automotive biden discount-on-the group-customers handbag investment policy two-colors university

ASOS launches first circular fashion collection

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Circular design refers to a constant recycling loop, with no materials ending up in the landfill. According to ASOS, each style from the autumn collection meets at least two of these three goals: designing out waste and pollution; keeping products and materials in use; and regenerating natural systems. When possible, they chose materials that were already at least partially recycled, yet still durable.

Valani launches debut collection of biodegradable clothing

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” These sustainable clothes are made from materials like classic hemp fiber, antibacterial Tencel and banana silk for wardrobe staples that are just as comfortable and eco-friendly as they are stylish. The banana silk is made from a byproduct of agriculture waste; discarded banana stems are harvested to make way for new tree growth and then upcycled into this sustainable silk alternative.

Eco Method Interiors marries environmental science and design

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It’s often just a little alarm that goes off in the way the product or material is described. Office and clubhouse in San Antonio, TX This project incorporated recycled paper countertops, furniture and art pieces made from reclaimed wood, non-toxic wallpaper, recycled PET area rugs and pre-loved books and accessories. The rooms are accented with artwork, rugs, bedding and baskets made from natural fibers and organic materials.

KALOs PVC Bench is made from plastic waste and wood scraps

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This stylish piece of minimalist furniture is made out of recycled materials and fit for two. It uses a combination of upcycled, crushed PVC pipe sold as post-consumer scrap as well as discarded wood from the designer’s other projects. Besides the wood scraps and the recycled plastic pipes, the only other material used was resin, which is typically non-toxic and water-based.

Calm Booth is a soundproof office retreat made out of recycled plastic bottles

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Designed by New York-based firm ROOM , the Calm Booth, which is made out of 1,088 recycled plastic bottles , was created for companies that want to provide their employees with a space to enjoy a moment of peace while working. Related: Upcycled plastic bottles are used to create this durable emergency shelter ROOM has long been known for its soundproof booths that are designed to create private spaces for office use. The stresses of work often make us want to crawl under our desks.

These works of art record and provide shelter to urban wildlife

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The habitat structures use My Naturewatch wildlife cameras, easy-to-find materials and simple electronics and are designed to be used by even the most novice of nature-lovers. The structures are also built with natural materials to make the animals feel more at-home, with the potential to serve as both shelters or food. Related: IKEA teams up with London artists to upcycle old furniture into funky abodes for birds, bees ?and

9 tips for eco-friendly Black Friday, Cyber Monday shopping

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Related: Avoid the crowds with these 10 alternatives to Black Friday shopping Support sustainable companies More and more companies are working to source natural materials and manufacture products in a sustainable way. Look for companies that ship using recyclable materials, too.

This recycled metal jewelry is inspired by our world

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Related: This jewelry is made with upcycled gold from Dell computers Sustainable practices have always been at the heart of the company. This keeps transportation costs for materials and production low and reduces emissions. All items are packaged using eco-friendly filler that is reusable and recyclable. Perhaps the most notable nod to the planet is the company’s dedication to using only recycled gems. All silver necklaces are also made from 100% recycled metal.

How Dell and Levi's envision the future of repair

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A jolt in this direction came overnight as COVID-19 drove people indoors, forcing many to rethink how they reduce, reuse or recycle items they took for granted only weeks earlier. Only 20 percent of e-waste is recycled, according to a United Nations University report in 2017.

XpreSole Panto waterproof boots are made from coffee grounds

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With this in mind, sustainable shoe brand Ccilu has developed a line of waterproof boots, called XpreSole Panto, made with recycled coffee grounds and other eco-friendly materials. Called XpreSole Panto, the boots are available in high-top or low-top options made with upcycled coffee grounds collected from local coffee shops in Taiwan. The technology developed by the company results in a patented, high-tech footwear material that is used to make the certified vegan boots.

How companies can source leather more sustainably

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The environmental impact of using this material mirrors that of using cattle as a protein source. Leather is one of the oldest materials in the world. Two currently available preferred options are organic and recycled, but they are relatively small in scale.

Vanderful: An African Adventure for Education

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With drama props made from recycled materials and inexpensive local wood used for the surfboards, the project’s footprint is small and considerate of the fact that repairs and replacements will be required of the novice craftspeople, even once the Vanderful team are gone. ’ Photo credit: Karin Retief Photography Francesco will be sharing how to make upcycled plastic surf accessories, eco-friendly board wax and even all-natural sun cream.

How Dell and Levi’s envision the future of repair

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A jolt in this direction came overnight as COVID-19 drove people indoors, forcing many to rethink how they reduce, reuse or recycle items they took for granted only weeks earlier. There’s got to be a better design solution to address end of life, how [products] can easily be refurbished, upcycled and disassembled. ” Embracing imperfections and repairs is part of his vision for a pair of jeans to be loved and worn for a decade until ultimately being recycled.

How Dell and Levi’s envision the future of repair

AGreenLiving

A jolt in this direction came overnight as COVID-19 drove people indoors, forcing many to rethink how they reduce, reuse or recycle items they took for granted only weeks earlier. There’s got to be a better design solution to address end of life, how [products] can easily be refurbished, upcycled and disassembled. ” Embracing imperfections and repairs is part of his vision for a pair of jeans to be loved and worn for a decade until ultimately being recycled.