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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
eBay and Patagonia have partnered to launch the Common Threads Initiative store - a virtual marketplace for people to buy and sell used Patagonia gear on eBay. The co-branded online store aims to make the products more sustainable by extending and closing the loop on the product’s life cycle.
Website teetonic.com is an online t-shirt design competition which sells each month’s winning designs to the public.