10 de Abril, 2018

“Don’t just use less, use the useless”: Designer gives new life to used plastic straws

  Notjustuseless is an Hungarian project that was influenced by the straw-littered streets of Bairro Alto, in Portugal, that collects used straws from consumers at dedicated locations and institutions and lets designers create new objects, installations and textures. We talked to Katalin Huszár, creator of Notjustuseless, to find out more about this project.   UniPlanet […]

20 de Março, 2018

A Sea of Eyes will gather to demand an end to gun violence at the March For Our Lives

  On March 24, thousands of people all over the U.S. will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., participating in the “March for Our Lives”, a demonstration against gun violence organized in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Krista Suh, a Californian artist, craftivist, and the creator of […]

2 de Janeiro, 2018

Pure Waste, a Finnish brand that makes clothes from 100% recycled cotton

  Pure Waste is a Finnish brand that makes ecologically sustainable and 100% recycled clothes, yarns and fabrics. We talked to Reetta Nissinen, from Pure Waste, to find out more about this project.   UniPlanet (UP): When and how did Pure Waste Textiles come about? Pure Waste was originally founded in 2010 for the needs […]

14 de Novembro, 2017

Biotrem wants to reduce plastic waste with these edible wheat bran plates

  Biotrem is the first and the only maker of disposable and biodegradable tableware made of wheat bran. Their products are 100% natural and environmentally friendly. They use only pure, edible wheat bran and no other chemical compounds. We talked to Artur Bednarz, from Biotrem, to find out more about this project.   UniPlanet (UP): […]

7 de Março, 2017

Buy less, choose well and swap the clothes you no longer wear at the Global Fashion Exchange

The Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) is coming to Lisbon! Founded in 2013, GFX is a platform that promotes sustainability in the fashion industry through forums, educational content, cultural events and interactive clothing swaps. During its first edition, 5.2 tons of clothes were swapped by 1500 people. In Lisbon, the Global Fashion Exchange will take place […]