Category: Gifts made from waste

Coco birdhouse

In Europe we’re used to seeing coconuts with a brown, hairy shell. But these are nothing like fresh coconuts that you can drink the liquid from with a straw. In Sri Lanka, fresh coconuts are green in colour and large in size. After drinking the sweet liquid from inside the coconut, the green shell is left over. And Interall Group uses these to design its very own “Coco Birdhouses”.

Woodlane Wheels Circular

WoW! The only set of wheels you’re likely to have made from upcycled advertising signs – you can even see part of the adverts printed on the back. These signs have been given a second life as a toy or desktop accessory. The cars are produced in Holland in a wood workshop via a social initiative that offers work and education to participants

Pixie

WOW! We use technical compression fabric made from 100% regenerated nylon/ polyamide from Econyl – this material is made from waste, including fishing nets and carpets.

Woodlane Tealight Circular – Create your own shape!

WoW! This wooden tealight holder is made from upcycled advertising signs – you can even see part of the adverts printed on the back. The signs are not only getting a second life – they’ll also make your home even cozier than it already is. The tealight holders are produced in Holland in a wood workshop via a social initiative that offers work and education to participants. The candle is made from cooking oil left over by restaurants.

I-did

I-did collects pallets full of old company uniforms, in collaboration with KLM Airlines, the army, hospitals and various fashion warehouses. The clothing is then broken down into fibres and turned into sturdy
felt.