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Bags made from mango leather

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UK-based sustainable fashion brand Luxtra teams up with Dutch company Fruitleather Rotterdam to make bags made of leftover mangoes and other fruit waste. Each year, we throw away 1.3 billion tonnes of food worldwide, about ...

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A simple dimmer switch system made with conductive thread

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In a project called Craft-Techmen, designer Kodai Shimizu developed a new simple dimmer switch system made with conductive thread, which are integrated in repairable home appliances. Household appliances tend to become increasingly complicated, and therefore ...

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Smart, compostable thin film packaging material

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San Francisco-based biomaterials company Primitives developed biobased thin film packaging material that can sense and respond to the environment, enabling the monitoring of quality, improve safety and reduce the environmental footprint of products. Petroleum-based flexible ...

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Kitchen knives with a rice-based handle

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Designer François Hurtaud designed a kitchen knife and a peeler with a handle made of rice composite, called Yootensel. Knife handles provide grip and helps distribute force deployed while cutting. They can be made of ...

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Tableware made from grass-fed waste bones

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US-based artist Gregg Moore, in collaboration with chef Dan Barber, launched a series of ceramics at Barber’s restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, made from the restaurant’s grass-fed waste bones. The concept, ...

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‘Pottery’ made of mycelium

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In collaboration with Bio Lab Seoul, South Korean design studio Craft Combine designed a collection of containers made of mycelium. In this project, the morphological motif is a pottery that has made rapid progress in ...

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