rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at dutch design week 2015
 
rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at dutch design week 2015 rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at dutch design week 2015
oct 28, 2015

rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at dutch design week 2015

rewrap debuts compostable tree bag at dutch design week 2015
all images courtesy of rewrap

 

 

 

young dutch brand rewrap’s ‘tree bag’ may have what it takes to change how the world thinks of sustainable design. the bag takes a no-compromise approach to style and functionality, and utilizes a unique, all-natural material palette to create a distinctive, sophisticated aesthetic. the ‘tree bag’ is made from fibers extracted from coconut husks. this is a by-product of conventional cultivation, which allows production without the use virgin elements.


‘tree bag’ – large

 

 

 

fibers are pressed with natural rubber to form a light, sturdy, and naturally waterproof fabric. in its natural state, rubber is fully biodegradable, contrary to its industrial vulcanized variant. ‘tree bag’s’ clasp and handle are composed of durable walnut and everything is sewn with a wood pulp thread. in its entirety, the ‘tree bag’ doesn’t possess a single non-natural or toxic material, and can be safely composted at the end of its long life. rewrap launched the ‘tree bag’ at dutch design week 2015 in eindhoven, the netherlands.

 


video courtesy of rewrap

rewrap compostable tree bag dutch design week designboom
‘tree bag’ – medium


walnut handle detail


coconut fiber exterior

rewrap compostable tree bag dutch design week designboom
organic fiber interior pocket


‘tree bag’


large variation

rewrap compostable tree bag dutch design week designboom
medium size

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

  • interesting concept! to be fully eco it would be great to find a local material to sustitute the imported fiber to reduce shipping energy?! what about local grown raw hemp?

    michael says:

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