For about $500, you can get the world’s most eco-friendly watch: The Ray by Quiksilver. The construction and materials are solidly green. The real ebony wood comes from sustainable managed forests. The stainless steel, aluminum, and mineral crystal that compose this gorgeous watch – were 100% recycled. No need to change the battery either because this watch runs on automatic movement.
If you want one of these babies, you’d better hurry up. Quiksilver is only producing 1000 of them.
Back to school is just a few weeks away, so I’d like to highlight a promotional product category that’s perfect as a giveaway to high school and college students. SIGG is one of the world’s leading producers of high quality aluminum water bottles. SIGG is a quality brand name that has a high perceived value amongst younger people, which makes a perfect giveaway to teenagers and college students.
With a large imprint area, your logo won’t go unnoticed as these SIGG bottles are used repeatedly by your customers. Many schools and local businesses have used these promotional bottles in the past with much success due to their lightweight materials, reusability, and portability. Local businesses have found particular success by branding a call to action (like a phone number or email address) on the side of the bottle.
For maxiumum results, hand out SIGG bottles during the beginning of the year so it becomes the go-to water bottle for the year. With repeat uses, your brand sinks into their minds, and they become grateful for such a thoughtful gift.
This may be the most eco-friendly piece of furniture that I have ever seen, though I don’t know how comfortable a chair filled with garbage would be (my guess is not very). California College of the Arts student Nick Demarco designed this interesting piece of work and dubbed it the XS chair. You can fill it with pretty much anything like old cans or old clothes. Personally, I’d prefer using old cloth and rags for greater comfort – but that’s just me.
I’m taking this as a piece of art rather than an actual design. I don’t think many people would want a garbage chair in their homes.
Being environmentally conscious often comes down to the little things. Take for example, these promotional pens. They are made from recycled wood and metal scraps. And they’re stylish to boot.
Now here’s a license plate I like. Hope that’s a hybrid car!
I guess I’m on a repurposing trip because I found another great repurposed product. These cufflinks are made from old computer keys. I think you’d have to be a real geek to actually wear them with your button down shirt, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is that being eco-friendly is about being creative, like the woman who repurposed her shoe hanger as a planter below. Start thinking about ways you can reuse your household products!