Hate flossing? This innovative electric flosser flawlessly cleans your teeth in 20 seconds





I’ll let you in on a secret – You’re not fooling your dentist when you lie about flossing every day. Trust me, they know… and I’m obviously talking about flossing in its traditional, oral-care sense, and not referring to that newfangled dance step that kids did back in 2019. Here’s the hard truth. Flossing is annoying, fiddly, and the idea of running a string between two teeth just sounds displeasing. As healthy as dentists claim it to be, flossing isn’t really user-friendly… and those plastic use-and-toss floss picks are terrible for the environment.

It’s one of those classic “It’s not you, it’s me” scenarios. People don’t like flossing because flossing isn’t easy or quick… although Flaüs hopes to change that. Designed to be the world’s first eco-friendly electric flosser, Flaüs is a hand-held toothbrush-shaped device with a replaceable flossing head. When powered on, Flaüs gently vibrates at 12,000 sonic vibrations per minute – it’s enough to safely remove all the food and plaque stuck between your teeth without hurting the most sensitive gums. Given that it’s about as easy to use as an electric toothbrush, Flaüs makes flossing your teeth quick, easy, and effective. Moreover, each replaceable floss-head is designed out of biodegradable materials and can even be composted after use… leaving your teeth and the planet as clean as they can be!

Flaüs comes with a nifty, ergonomic form factor that’s easy to hold and maneuver within your mouth. Unlike floss strings that are incredibly fiddly and require a good 10-15 minutes, using Flaüs takes all of 60 seconds and its carefully tuned sonic vibrations are much more gentle than your hands could ever be. Moreover, Flaüs even reminds you to floss every day, with 7 LEDs on its body that light up whenever you use it, so you know if you’ve missed a day at the end of the week.

Each Flaüs device, much like your electric toothbrush, comes with a replaceable head that you remove and dispose of after using each day. The only distinction is that Flaüs heads are designed to have minimal impact on the environment. Made from plant-based materials, Flaüs heads are safe to dispose of after use in either the recycling or compost bin. Moreover, they’re designed to be as small as possible, reducing the amount of net waste generated. Even on the energy-consumption front, Flaüs aims at being efficient, with an internal battery that lasts a full month before needing to be recharged. To solidify its eco-friendly mission, the makers behind Flaüs (in partnership with Plastic Bank) even commit to stopping 100 plastic bottles from reaching the ocean with the profits from each Flaüs purchased!

All in all, Flaüs brings flossing into the 21st century. With its focus on efficiency and sustainability, Flaüs makes oral hygiene quick, easy, and hassle-free (plus your dentist will be pretty happy too) and it all comes packaged in a sleek, IP67 waterproof design that’s a pleasure to look at and use. Its slender design sports a diamond-shaped single-button interface that lets you switch it on or off or even toggle between its two vibration modes – 6,000 or 12,000 sonic vibrations per minute. When you’re done, simply affix Flaüs on your mirror using its beautifully designed magnetic mirror mount, and don’t forget to safely dispose of the used Flaüs head in either the recycling or compost bin! Each Flaüs ships with 90 floss heads (which should last 3 months with daily use), a magnetic mirror mount, and a USB-C charging cable. You can even grab yourself additional floss-head bundles as an add-on to your purchase on Indiegogo. Oh, and don’t forget to brag to your dentist!

Designer: ANDesign for Flaüs

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Flaüs – World’s First Eco-Friendly Electric Flosser

Hate Flossing? Flaüs makes flossing as quick & easy as brushing your teeth. It uses sonic vibrations to move quickly and gently between tight teeth, removing stubborn plaque and debris from places your toothbrush can’t access.

Designed to reach the nooks and crannies with ease and give your gums the T.L.C. they deserve, Flaüs does the hard work for you.

12,000 Sonic Vibrations Per Minute

With up to 12,000 sonic vibrations per minute, Flaüs effortlessly glides between tight teeth and removes plaque and debris – providing a strong yet gentle clean.

Eco-friendly Replaceable Heads

Each Flaüs comes with a 3-month supply of replaceable Flaüs heads that are easy to use, sustainable and PFAS-free. After each flossing session, remember to compost or recycle the used heads (which are completely compostable and biodegradable), and simply snap on a new one.

Made from Plant-based Materials

Compostable, Biodegradable, BPA-free and Non-toxic

Made from plant-based materials and infinitely sustainable aluminum, Flaüs is better for your teeth and the planet.

Charge Once a Month

Their 1-month battery life, USB-C charging port and waterproof design make Flaüs the perfect travel companion or shower buddy.

Reach Every Corner with Ease

Find maneuvering traditional floss tricky? Flaüs’ ergonomic handle allows for greater control and easy access to those hard-to-reach places so you never miss your molars again.

Cleaner Than Your Fingers

Did you know up to 10 million bacteria live on your fingertips? Gross! The thoughtfully designed handle keeps your fingers and uninvited germs out of your mouth.

Build Better Habits

Have a hard time remembering to floss? Flaüs has built-in LED tracking technology that offers visual cues to help you keep up healthy habits and stay accountable.

Magnetic Mirror Mount

The magnetic mirror mount holds Flaüs above the sink, making it easily accessible and saving precious countertop space.

The Eco-nightmare of Dental Floss

Most dental floss is made of nylon coated in synthetic wax, which is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable. Some even contain PFAS, which have been linked to adverse health consequences, including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, obesity and cancer.

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This liquid soap bottle is made from soap and it dispenses soap too!




What better material to package soap in than soap itself?! The idea for SOAPBOTTLE came to designer Jonna Breitenhuber during her masters’ studies. At its heart, it’s a simple, elegant solution to a rather big problem. Every year, billions of plastic shampoo bottles, conditioner tubes, and soap dispensers enter landfills or get dumped in the oceans. In looking for a suitable material replacement for plastic containers, Breitenhuber arrived at her eureka moment… Just package the liquid soap in, well, solid soap!

SOAPBOTTLE is an elegant, waste-free product that does two things – it eliminates those pesky throwaway plastic bottles while giving you extra soap! Each SOAPBOTTLE comes in a slick, rectangular form factor with 100ml of liquid body wash on the inside. To ‘open’ the SOAPBOTTLE, all you need to do is shave the marked corner off and you can pour the liquid soap out the way you pour milk out of a carton. When the liquid runs out, the bottle itself can be used as a bar of soap all the way till it eventually disintegrates into nothingness, leaving absolutely no plastic waste behind. All that is left behind is the reusable metal clip that snaps onto the SOAPBOTTLE, allowing you to open and close it during use.

Each SOAPBOTTLE is made from natural ingredients (even its label is made from recycled paper and is completely recyclable). The ‘bottle’ itself comes with a hole running through its center, letting you string a ribbon through it and hang it, for instance, on a bathroom wall. Alternatively, you could dock the SOAPBOTTLE on a sponge, turning it into a soap-dispensing loofah. For now, the SOAPBOTTLE comes in a standard 100ml size and in three different colors – Ever Green (Herbal), Light Blue (Gentle), and Spicy Orange (Earthy + Citrusy), although Breitenhuber aims at expanding the line to cover different sizes, fragrances, and even other formulas like shampoo, conditioner, etc. All in all, the SOAPBOTTLE proves that there’s a brilliant alternative to plastic packaging. Its clever two-in-one solution is a major win for consumers (because you’re essentially getting two soaps in one product), while also being an incredible victory for the planet thanks to its zero-waste system. Moreover, as a part of its zero-waste initiative, SOAPBOTTLE is even partnering with the Marie-Stella-Maris Foundation and contributing to their clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation projects.

Designer: Jonna Breitenhuber

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SOAPBOTTLE – Packaging Made from Soap

Once the liquid content’s from SOAPBOTTLE is finished, the empty container can be used as hand soap and “washes away” over time.

The SOAPBOTTLE rethinks everyday items and takes your experience with personal care to a new, enjoyable and meaningful level – without compromising sustainability.

Each bottle contains 100 ml of a soft and nourishing body wash made from natural ingredients.

How it Works

The Need for Sustainable Design

Packaging is still made from materials such as plastic, that take more than 400 years to decompose. By turning the product into packaging, the team have transformed the concept of packaging-free cosmetics to design a sustainable SOAPBOTTLE for liquid care products.

Unlike any other packaging, the SOAPBOTTLE is made from a soap formula that can be entirely used like hand soap and “washes away” together with the waste water over time. Finally, it decomposes in the sewage plant within a few days, so that waste can be completely avoided.

Material Lifecycle

A packaging that becomes part of the circular economy of the product.

Packaging: The soap for our packaging is made from organic ingredients, oils, and caustic soda. While the container is used, the material washes away together with the used water. Next, it decomposes entirely into the sewage plant after a few days. There you have it, no waste!

Metal closure: Made from stainless steel, the closure is stamped and bent into the shape. Good news; It’s reusable, too! Simply clip the remaining metal piece on the next SOAPBOTTLE. Once it is no longer needed, it is easy to recycle as it is made from metal only.

Paper label: The label is made from recycled paper and printed with environmentally friendly colors. It can be recycled again.

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This bamboo-fiber travel towel is probably the world’s first carbon-negative towel




The term ‘carbon footprint’ is defined by the amount of carbon dioxide released during a product’s manufacturing and life-cycle. A majority of the products we consume are carbon-positive – which means their production requires carbon emissions in some form (whether it’s the creation, the distribution, the usage, or even the disposal). Some products, on the other hand, aim at being carbon-neutral by reducing the amount of emissions needed, or balancing them out with practices that pull carbon out of the atmosphere. PANGEA’s Bamboo Adventure Towel 2.0 is carbon-negative – they pull more carbon out of the atmosphere than they put in, leaving the earth in a better condition than it was before.

This vision makes sense, considering PANGEA was founded by a bunch of backpackers who care deeply for nature and the planet’s wellbeing. Their previous product was the PANGEA Bamboo Travel Towel, a sustainable bamboo-fiber towel that went on to become Kickstarter’s most funded travel towel ever. With the Bamboo Adventure Towel 2.0, PANGEA hopes to make everything bigger and better, from the towel itself, to the impact the towel has.

Unlike most travel towels which come made from plastic microfibers, the Bamboo Adventure Towel 2.0 has absolutely no plastic used in its construction. As its name suggests, it comes crafted from 100% bamboo fibers, dyed with natural dyes, and woven into a waffle pattern for effective absorption and exfoliation. Designed for the outdoors, the towels are up to thrice as absorbent as your average microfiber towel and is naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. In fact, the towels even come with reinforced slits on the corners, so you can suspend them and use them as makeshift sun-shades, or even wear them as cloaks or ponchos. Available in as many as 5 natural colors, the Bamboo Adventure Towel 2.0 comes in 3 sizes, a standard, pocket, and an XL (which transforms into a poncho too) and arrives packaged in a carrying case either made from cork or from a breathable cotton mesh. Every part of the Bamboo Adventure Towel 2.0 + packaging is designed using natural materials and can safely biodegrade outdoors or even be composted at home (barring the plastic zipper on the case and the aluminum carabiner clip).

So wait, how is the towel carbon-negative? Well, that philosophy comes naturally baked into Pangea’s business model. For every $10 that the company makes, Pangea commits to removing 2lbs of trash from the ocean and 2lbs worth of carbon from our atmosphere. With funds from its previous towel, the company organized as many as 26 international ocean cleanups with over 900 volunteers, and Pangea aims at using funds from this project to help set up river-barriers that help trap waste before it enters our ocean. If the project reaches its stretch goal of $200,000, Pangea will put river barriers in the world’s dirtiest river, the Citarum, trapping and collecting nearly 40 tonnes of waste each year. The company is extremely transparent about what it does with its money too. Profits make up 15% of the company’s revenue, and nearly half the amount goes into environmental cleanups while the other significant chunk goes towards ensuring Pangea’s employees are fairly compensated for their work. The result is a company that really paves the way for sustainable growth… while ensuring that the products they deliver are good for the environment as well as for you, the consumer!

Designers: Marcos Bulacio, William Di Ricco & Juan Sebastian Duque of Pangea Movement

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Pangea Bamboo Eco Towel 2.0

Designed by backpackers, the Eco Towel 2.0 is the only plastic-free, high-performance adventure towel that cleans trash from the ocean and CO2 from the air.

Biodegradable – Towels are made from 100% bamboo, dyed with natural plant dyes, and are home compostable.

Plastic-free – They use custom-made shipping sleeves from cornstarch and ensure their tags and other materials are all plant-based.

Features & Benefits

With reinforced slits on the corners, you can use the towl as a sunshade or cloak to prevent sunburns.

95% Plant-Based and Biodegradable

How Bamboo Fabric is Made

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Nendo unveils a paper carton soap holder +reusable soap pump to reduce plastic waste!

These days we’re pumping out handsoap like it’s tap water. Personal hygiene is a daily ritual that feels so natural and intrinsic to the human body, that we might not recognize the impact it has on the environment. Packaged soap relies heavily on non-renewable resources to create plastic containers which cannot be broken down after getting disposed of, polluting our waters and continuing a harmful cycle of toxic production and waste. Japanese design firm, Nendo designed a hand soap dispenser called Carton + Pump to combat that waste.

The Carton + Pump comprises a fixed pump and base and a disposable, paper body that can be switched out for one filled with soap once finished. The carton, which is made from paper and takes the shape of a classic milk carton, gets positioned upside down into the dispenser’s base so that the pump can be inserted. Carton + Pump’s final form sandwiches the carton between the pump and its separate base to appear as a typical handsoap dispenser. The carton’s shape allows users to use up the dispenser’s contents to its last drop as all the extra handsoap collects into the carton’s triangular roof. To avoid the carton collapsing with frequent pumping, the designers behind Carton + Pump designed it so that the dispenser’s top and bottom covers evenly disperse pressure.

Bathroom storage cabinets can quickly fill up with plastic containers, toilet paper, and cotton pads. Carton + Pump’s shape makes it so users can stack extra cartons directly on top of one another, without creating yet another disorganized pile of bathroom supplies. The creators at Nendo have so far designed two types of pumps, one for liquid soap and another for foam soap, and two sizes of replacement cartons are currently available: 250ml and 400ml.

Designer: Nendo

Carton + Pump comes in two sizes: 250ml and 400ml.

 

The carton is placed upside down and the pump then gets inserted into the bottom of the carton.

Following use, leftover handsoap collects in the carton’s triangular roof so users can finish up the soap to its last drop.

With a stackable shape, Carton + Pump won’t make a mess of your bathroom cabinets.

With minimal design elements, Carton + Pump fits anywhere.

Designing the world’s most comfortable bath towel is trickier than you think…




Take it from the guys at Casamera to figure out how to make the best damn towel on the planet. Over the past year, they’ve focused all their efforts on designing bathrobes so comfortable people prefer working-from-home in them, so if I had to entrust a company with making the most innovative and functional towel, it would probably be these guys.

Casamera claims that there are 7 key features to making a great towel. Its absorbency, weight, texture, size, odor-resistance, ability to dry out, and finally its price. These aren’t details I made up… they’re features listed in Casamera’s ‘Bath Towel Reimagined’, a towel that’s seen over 3 years of research and development. What immediately sets Casamera’s Bath Towel apart is its unique waffle texture – a feature also found in their bathrobe from last year. The texture makes the Bath Towel feel thick, but still remain lightweight, while also increasing the towel’s surface area to aid absorption. The towel isn’t soft too (most soft towels use heavy chemicals and softeners), but it isn’t too hard either. In fact, made from OEKO-TEX certified high-grade Egyptian cotton, the towel feels gentle to the touch, but also has the ability to lightly exfoliate your skin when you massage yourself with it. The Egyptian cotton, combined with the Bath Towel’s waffle texture helps it rapidly absorb water as well as release it, so not only does it help you dry off quickly after your bath, but it self-dries fast too, so you’re never greeted with a musty towel.

Size and shape also play a pretty large role in how good your towel is. The Casamera Bath Towel’s ‘generously oversized’ design makes it easier to use, and even to wear. The towel comes with minimal borders, increasing its functional, absorbent surface, and is large enough to comfortably dry as well as cover your body. It even ships in three sizes, a Hybrid Towel size (a cross between a towel and face towel), the Bath Towel size (the standard), and the Bath Sheet (the largest). All of Casamera’s towels are sustainably produced using all-natural materials in one of Egypt’s oldest weaving factories, and they ship in a Self-Bag made from the same absorbent waffle-textured cotton cloth, eliminating the need for plastic in their packaging. They’re produced with minimal water wastage, minimal chemicals, and minimal emissions. The towels are naturally odor-resistant, and can easily be sanitized by washing at 60°C. While they’re perfect for using at home, their lightweight design makes them easy to travel with too!

Designer: Suliman E.

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Casamera –  Bath Towel Reimagined

A good towel is a dry towel. Casamera’s deep honey-comb like pockets helps it rapidly absorb water. This texture gives it more surface area and allows air to filter through, helping it to dry quicker.

Think waffle-weave only PLUSH.

Soaks up water – It doesn’t just push it around.

The unique, tasty texture feels pleasantly exfoliating on your skin.

Completely plastic and chemical-free.

Garment washed like those luxury apparel brands.

Wash at 60° worry-free (goodbye germs).

Bone-dry by lunchtime.

The Design

What makes their towel good at absorbing moisture is the deep honeycomb-like pockets.

Benefits

Self-Bag

Completely eliminating the need for plastic in the packaging, the self-bag will keep your towels clean and hygienic while making their journey to your door. This bag is completely re-usable, washable, and travel-friendly.

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World’s first paper disposable razor unveiled in Japan

This gives a completely new meaning to the word ‘papercut’! Say hello to the Paper Razor, a sustainable alternative to the disposable plastic razor. The Paper Razor, as its name suggests, comes with an all-paper body and sports a metal blade-head on top. Designed to be flat-packed, the single-use razor comes completely unfolded and can easily be put together in a matter of seconds by merely folding in the sides and the top to create a rigid, ergonomic razor with a grippy handle. Its origami-inspired design gives it as much strength and maneuverability as a plastic razor, while minimizing the use of plastic by as much as 98%. The result? A razor that can be easily flat-packed and shipped, used, and then disposed of… safely, of course.

You’re obviously wondering, how would a paper razor fare under exposure to water? Well, the fine folks at the Japan-based Kai Group fashioned the Paper Razor out of a relatively water-resistant grade of paper – keeping durable milk cartons and cardboard paper-spoons in mind. The handle can withstand water temperatures of up to 104°F (40°C), allowing you to shave with lukewarm water, and the metal head even features a notched channel on top that makes it easy to rinse shaved hair off the blade every few strokes. Designed ideally for travelers, the single-use Paper Razor offers a much more ecologically-conscious alternative to those disposable all-plastic razors. The overall razor weighs a mere 4 grams, comes in a flat-pack that’s no more than 5mm thick, and is available across 5 different colors – ocean blue, botanical red, jade green, sunny yellow, and sand beige.

Designer: Kai Group

Titanium and silver fibers in this towel help it be naturally anti-bacterial and odor-free

The world’s strongest metal in something as soft as a towel? Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Then again, spiderwebs are apparently 5 times stronger than steel, so I really don’t know what to think anymore… I just leave the science to the experts.

Speaking of experts, the guys behind the Titan Yarn really fashion themselves as top towel talent. The Titan Yarn, developed over an entire year of testing and research, is a towel that’s simultaneously soft as well as strong. It comes with a unique waffle texture that helps it gently exfoliate the skin, while the increased surface area allows it to dry much faster than traditional towels. Besides, the Titan Yarn even comes with 8% premium silver and titanium fibers woven into its fabric. These fibers (which are even visible when you look up close) help the Titan Yarn self-disinfect as well as self-deodorize, leaving you with a fresh, dry, comfortable towel every time.

The waffle-shaped texture helps set the Titan Yarn apart from your conventional fuzzy towel. The texture is a classic example of ‘form following function’, where the towel both looks as well as behaves differently from other towels. The waffle texture provides a higher surface area for the towel, aiding it in absorbing water faster as well as drying faster. Additionally, it gives the towel the ability to stretch in any direction, while ensuring it doesn’t ever get deformed over time, keeping your towel looking new all the time.

Along with looking new, the Titan Yarn claims it has the ability to feel and smell new too. The towel’s fabric is made up of a blend of Egyptian FINX cotton integrated with silver and titanium fibers that help keep the towel fresh over time, while also possessing the ability to gently exfoliate your skin. Silver strands within the towel help neutralize microorganisms by breaking them apart using silver ions, while the titanium strands have the unique ability to decompose organic molecules, eliminating any odorous compounds to keep the towel always smelling like it’s fresh out of the packaging!

All this aside, the Titan Yarn towels are lightweight and easy-to-carry too. They come in three sizes – bath towel, hand towel, and face towel, and are available in a single natural-white color to minimize the use of chemicals and dyes. All of Titan Yarn’s towels are manufactured in Oeko-Tex certified factories, and ship in biodegradable bags made from sugarcane. Grab yours now at the special Early Bird pricing!

Designers: Christoph Bohrer, Martin Wagner & Yang Han

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Titan Yarn – Antimicrobial Waffle Towel with Titanium & Silver

The Titan Yarn is a specially formulated waffle weave towel made with 8% premium silver and titanium fibers to actively fights towel stink and bad bacteria.

The anti-microbial Ag + Ti fibers kill fungus, mold, and as many as 650 types of bacteria effectively.

40% Faster Drying Time

The waffle weave features a unique three-dimensional, square-like waffle texture coming with a naturally larger surface area. Your towel can dry off quickly and easily. The fabric provides effective airflow to allow for a much faster drying time compared to other towels.

Ultra-absorbent Waffle Structure

The highly-functional textured surface is also the key element for the ultra-absorbency of Titan Yarn.

High-plush Softness

With the modern waffle weaving technique, their thoughtfully selected fibers are blended and combined into a towel that’s also wildly soft, plush, and completely luxurious. The honeycombed structure is naturally elastic and adds to extra fluffiness to the touch.

Odor-free

Titan Yarn is made up of naturally smell-resistant titanium yarn and silver fibers that eliminate odor-causing bacteria. The strong anti-odor fibers are paired perfectly – not only do they wipe out germs thoroughly, they can break down saturated and unsaturated fatty acids.

The fatty acids produced by bacteria deactivate enzymes that prevent itchy breakouts and unsanitary protein. By effectively breaking down the fatty acids, Titan Yarn keeps you away annoying acnes.

Super Resilient

The custom waffle texture is carefully tweaked to make Titan Yarn a strong and structural towel. It’s extra soft, but also super resilient. This towel is never going to shrink on you.

Effective After 250 Washes

The magical yarn are created by attaching pure silver to fibers, instead of only attaching silver-ions from a chemical solution. The quantity and durability of silver ions is guaranteed.

Lightweight Fabric

Apart from being super absorbent, the waffle fabric is more lightweight to save space when compacted and stored. They have found a great balance between volume and weight (520 GSM), so that it is not overly heavy but feels solid.

Natural Silver & Titanium Fibers

Made from pure silver coated yarn and titanium fibers, instead of chemically attached solution. Titan Yarn saves you from worrying about the side effects caused by unnatural materials.

Egyptian Cotton

The best and most sustainable cotton is an extra-soft, all natural long staple cotton called FINX Cotton grown in Egypt. The long-staple cotton makes your towel softer over time and resistant against shedding & pilling.

Modern Waffle Weaving Technique

The three-dimensional waffle towel has a fascinating relief-weaving deep structure with warp running vertically. The threads pile up to form a honeycombed textile structure.

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This sustainable amenity kit produces clean energy & reduces plastic waste for hotels when composted

All industries are making an effort to pivot and use more sustainable designs in an effort to slow down the climate crisis. We are seeing a boom in material experimentation and exploration, especially to make products that are biodegradable because that encourages a circular economy that works for the planet and the user. Single-use plastic is one of the biggest non-biodegradable contributors to ocean pollution. My biggest pet-peeve is when hotels have each item in their toiletries kit wrapped in plastic – it is so unnecessary and given the turnover of these items, it creates a tonne of waste. The Green Box is an innovative solution that aligns hotel stays with your sustainable lifestyle choices!

It is an amenity kit designed to help hotels to transition to a circular economy and avoid the waste generated by tens-of-millions of amenity kits are thrown away by hotel chains – we use them once but they last forever on our planet. Green box is made from compostable plastic which will let hotels industrially compost and organically recycle the items in a controlled environment. The design goes beyond providing functional value and also aims to educate guests about the material and its impact to encourage better choices even after the vacation ends. Each box comes with a disposable bin for the room to familiarize guests with the new kind of waste-stream. The guests will sort materials as compostable and non-compostable by simply following the color grading – green for compostable and white for general waste. Then they will put the green compostable items in the green part of the box and the white parts (contaminated with bacterias to be composted) will be disposed of with the general waste.

Once separated, the green items along with the rest of the organic waste from the hotel restaurant will be composted on an industrial facility. After 10 weeks of the methanization process, we will be left with soil and bio-gas which can be used to generate power. In fact, the Green Box might produce enough energy to power a standard LED light bulb for over 27 hours. The remaining organic matter left could be used as a soil fertilizer. The color system is easy to follow and by doing it themselves, the guests can see how much waste is being generated. This creates a beautiful circular design and business model for hotels to implement using bioplastics.

Designer: OnMateria

3D-printed attachment turns your foamed handwash soap into Mickey Mouse!

In what possibly may be the most ingenious way to get kids to wash their hands more thoroughly and often, Slic3DArt’s Mickey Soap Dispenser Attachment turns that blob of foam into the silhouette of the most famous mouse in the world! The Mickey Soap Dispenser Attachment isn’t an officially licensed product from Disney, but is rather a clever fan-made product that retrofits onto most foaming handwash dispenser nozzles (although the designer recommends Bath and Body Works soap bottles). The attachment basically helps distribute the foamed handwash into three large blobs instead of one, making it resemble Mickey Mouse’s iconic circular head and ears (or Deadmau5, if you’re an electronic music aficionado).

The 3D printed attachment is pretty simple to install and even simpler to use. It comes in three solid colors (that gold one looks rather nice), as well as two decorated variants that resemble Mickey and Minnie. When assembled, it works almost flawlessly, distributing just the perfect amount of soap needed to clean hands… and that adorable mouse-head works as the perfect playful element to get kids to wash their hands more often, keeping them safe and sanitized!

Designer: Slic3DArt

The 7 key features needed to design the best bath towel ever

Take it from the guys at Casamera to figure out how to make the best damn towel on the planet. Over the past year, they’ve focused all their efforts on designing bathrobes so comfortable people prefer working-from-home in them, so if I had to entrust a company with making the most innovative and functional towel, it would probably be these guys.

Casamera claims that there are 7 key features to making a great towel. Its absorbency, weight, texture, size, odor-resistance, ability to dry out, and finally its price. These aren’t details I made up… they’re features listed in Casamera’s ‘Bath Towel Reimagined’, a towel that’s seen over 3 years of research and development. What immediately sets Casamera’s Bath Towel apart is its unique waffle texture – a feature also found in their bathrobe from last year. The texture makes the Bath Towel feel thick, but still remain lightweight, while also increasing the towel’s surface area to aid absorption. The towel isn’t soft too (most soft towels use heavy chemicals and softeners), but it isn’t too hard either. In fact, made from OEKO-TEX certified high-grade Egyptian cotton, the towel feels gentle to the touch, but also has the ability to lightly exfoliate your skin when you massage yourself with it. The Egyptian cotton, combined with the Bath Towel’s waffle texture helps it rapidly absorb water as well as release it, so not only does it help you dry off quickly after your bath, but it self-dries fast too, so you’re never greeted with a musty towel.

Size and shape also play a pretty large role in how good your towel is. The Casamera Bath Towel’s ‘generously oversized’ design makes it easier to use, and even to wear. The towel comes with minimal borders, increasing its functional, absorbent surface, and is large enough to comfortably dry as well as cover your body. It even ships in three sizes, a Hybrid Towel size (a cross between a towel and face towel), the Bath Towel size (the standard), and the Bath Sheet (the largest). All of Casamera’s towels are sustainably produced using all-natural materials in one of Egypt’s oldest weaving factories, and they ship in a Self-Bag made from the same absorbent waffle-textured cotton cloth, eliminating the need for plastic in their packaging. They’re produced with minimal water wastage, minimal chemicals, and minimal emissions. The towels are naturally odor-resistant, and can easily be sanitized by washing at 60°C. While they’re perfect for using at home, their lightweight design makes them easy to travel with too!

Designer: Suliman E.

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Casamera –  Bath Towel Reimagined

A good towel is a dry towel. Casamera’s deep honey-comb like pockets helps it rapidly absorb water. This texture gives it more surface area and allows air to filter through, helping it to dry quicker.

Think waffle-weave only PLUSH.

Soaks up water – It doesn’t just push it around.

The unique, tasty texture feels pleasantly exfoliating on your skin.

Completely plastic and chemical-free.

Garment washed like those luxury apparel brands.

Wash at 60° worry-free (goodbye germs).

Bone-dry by lunchtime.

The Design

What makes their towel good at absorbing moisture is the deep honeycomb-like pockets.

Benefits

Self-Bag

Completely eliminating the need for plastic in the packaging, the self-bag will keep your towels clean and hygienic while making their journey to your door. This bag is completely re-usable, washable, and travel-friendly.

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