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Cork makes a buoyant return
We often associate cork with wine. But the Portuguese company AHUA is using the material for what was one of its original purposes: buoyancy. The company makes and sells thin surfboards and handplanes (surfboards for hands) made of light and eco-friendly cork. The project was funded thanks to an entrepreneurship prize and crowd funding website Massivemov.
Why it matters
Being one of Portugal’s most exported products – it accounts for 55% of the world’s cork production – it’s nice to see a variation of its use. The project in itself is an example of creating new with what you already have. What can big brands learn from the modus operandi of startups backed through crowd funding platforms like Massivemov or Kickstarter?
17. May 2012
The Be magazine has launched a challenge to its audience : go to a Diesel shop, try the clothes selected, and take a “be stupid” picture of themselves thanks to a photo booth located in the shop. These photos will then be uploaded onto the Be website, and the winners of the most deserving picture will get Diesel suits and a publication of their pictures in the magazine.
Oat Shoes have designed a sneaker that is biodegradable. They are made of hemp canvas, bio-cotton, cork and certified biodegradable plastic.