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Carbon – Versatile Watch inspired by Carbon Fiber


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Designer: Rival

Categories: Watches Product Design

Year: Present-2020

Overview: Carbon offers both modern and classic styles combined with a hint of sophistication – with a clean 316L stainless steel bezel 45mm in diameter free of any embellishments to keep Continue reading →

Forando’s Carbon Footwear


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Designer: Forando

Category: Shoes

Year: Present-2020

Overview: The first shoes with soft carbon inserts, completely handmade in Italy by excellent artisans who inherited tradition and Continue reading →

UNDO Laces


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Overview: The shoe is one of the most environmentally damaging items we wear due the raw materials used and intensity of manufacturing processes. According to an MIT study, a typical shoe has a carbon footprint of 30 pounds of CO2. 25 billion shoes are sold in the world per year – the carbon footprint of the global shoe industry is close to that of the entire country of Italy! That’s why UNDO Labs created their first product to undo the damage of the shoe industry.

Here’s how it works: You buy a pair of undo laces, UNDO Labs offsets the carbon footprint of a pair of shoes by purchasing carbon offset credits from a wind energy, solar energy or reforestation project on your behalf. They do this by going through 3rd party carbon offset vendors. If everyone in the world had an UNDO Lace for every shoe they owned, the carbon footprint of the entire shoe industry would be offset!

Visit this project at UNDO Laces

Designer: UNDO Labs

Emax Excalibur – Carbon Neutral Yacht


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Overview: Introducing the world’s first “carbon neutral yacht,” the Emax Excalibur. The fly-bridge features a photo-voltaic exoskeleton that can harvest and return enough energy per year to offset up to 3,000 nautical miles! The Emax Propulsion System delivers advanced hybrid diesel power by combining the new VW Marine 350TDI v8 and GM Allison duel mode hybrid transmission- a revolutionary first step in the maritime industry.

Specifications:

  • Overall Length; 22m
  • Beam; 5m
  • Draught; 0.9m
  • Displacement; 38tons
  • Hull; Epoxy Carbon Kevlar Composite
  • Fuel; 3,000 liters (Range at 22knts 1,000nm)
  • Lithium ion Battery; <200Kw
  • Emax Propulsion; 2xV8 VWTDI350 / GM Allison Hybrid Transmission
  • Power; 2x350Kw
  • Drives; 2xZeus Duo-prop
  • Plug-in; Return to Grid over 50MWs per year
  • Max speed; 30knts
  • Cabin; 3 Doubles 1 Single

Designer: Sauter Design

Aerio – Pollution Sensor for iPhone


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Overview: Aerio is a nifty gadget that aims to provide users with information about their environment’s air pollution. Paired with the user’s smartphone, the device transmits data to a central network with other devices also giving real-time air quality updates. More than just a sensor, it also brings awareness to the user’s own individual carbon footprint in hopes of encouraging eco-conscious behavior throughout the day.

Designer: Nikolas Ethore