Shoes for the sole Written on August 5, 2008, by .

50 million shoes have been sold. Each shoe takes 1 minute to produce. Recycled thermoplastic is injected into a mold at Brazilian shoeshop Melissa. Because they’re mono-material, shoes can be easily recycled. The factory is 99% waste free. With designers like Vivienne Westwood, Campana Brothers and recently architect Zaha Hadid, you might just begin to like plastic shoes.

Paper to wear Written on July 17, 2008, by .

Her surplus fashion named Post Industrial Folk Wear is found in art galeries, but Marian Schoettle told me of her difficulties in convincing the clothes shops you can actually wear paper every day. “Tyvek in the quality as used in envelopes does not tear, is waterproof and breathable. It gets more soft after every washing.” Tyvek could be tomorrow’s fabric even if it was found yesterday.

How to cradle to cradle Written on June 30, 2008, by .

Waste = Food. Every product should either turn into compost, or into a new material. Cradle to Cradle is a green strategy that production companies make profit with. Cause what a waste to throw away your expensive base material. Due to lack of mostly chemical knowledge, companies have untill now produced very few products following the c2c protocol. Here’s the harvest.

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