This furniture collection is made from repurposed military parachutes

October 11, 2019 by  
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Innovative design firms Layer and RÆBURN  are known for creating stunning items out of repurposed materials . Now, the two firms have teamed up again to create the Canopy Collection, a series of chairs and screens made out of former military parachutes. The Canopy Collection is a series of six low-slung rocking chairs. Welded steel frames create the base, which is then covered in repurposed old military parachutes and aircraft brake parachutes. The textiles are secured to and tautly stretched over the frame with a combination of concealed zips and different textile techniques. The armrests are wrapped with extra material for added comfort. Related: RÆBURN upcycles North Face tents into one-of-a-kind bags The parachute fabric, which is made from ultra-thin ripstop nylon material, is incredibly durable and makes perfect sense to be used in everyday furnishings . In addition to the chairs, the collection also includes a reconfigurable screen with three panels that would make for an eye-catching centerpiece in any home. According to the designers, “The Canopy Collection uses the strict geometry of the steel frames as a base on which to experiment with innovative and forward-thinking recycled parachute upholstery.” Both studios are well-known for their dedication in creating responsible, sustainable products, especially when it comes to using undervalued or discarded materials. Earlier this year, RÆBURN made headlines for its collaboration with North Face to reconfigure old tents into unique bags. The Canopy Collection, which was launched to coincide with the recent London Design Festival 2019, is an innovative way to show the world that modern furnishings can also be sustainable . This is not the first time that the design studios have worked together, and hopefully it will not be the last. + Raeburn Design + Layer Design Via Dezeen Images via Layer Design

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Natural Deodorant Screams ‘Sweaty Stink, No More!’

November 12, 2015 by  
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There are many stereotypes about us Eco-friendly sorts: we shed tears when we see someone litter, we’re pathologically opposed to plastic bags, and perhaps most unflatteringly, our dedication to the environment can sometimes come at the expense of…

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Finally, A Children’s Paint Kit For Your Pint-Sized Picasso

September 8, 2015 by  
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Leah Fanning Mebane surrounds herself with beauty, in her art, her philosophy, and her approach to creation. It was only natural then, when she found herself pregnant with her son, Django, in 2009, that she felt called to renew her dedication to…

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Dow’s 6 habits of leading sustainable enterprises

August 27, 2013 by  
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Just as leaders can be identified by their actions, corporations can exhibit actions that demonstrate their dedication to sustainability.

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Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man”

February 20, 2012 by  
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Former Senator Rick Santorum said yesterday that he thinks President Obama “elevates the Earth above man,” and should rethink his dedication to “radical environmentalists.” Santorum has recently come into the political spotlight thanks to his steady rise up the Republican primary ladder over the past few weeks. This past weekend Santorum was accused of questioning President Barack Obama’s religion at a campaign stop in Ohio. When asked about his statement the following day on Face the Nation , Santorum explained that he wasn’t questioning the President’s religion but rather his dedication to the human race. It seems Santorum might have forgotten that without the Earth, there is no human race and that perhaps the President is just trying to take good care of this big blue planet we call home. Read the rest of Rick Santorum Says President Obama Holds “Earth Above Man” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earth above man , environmental policy , obama environmental policies , Policy , politics , rick santorum , santorum , santorum energy policies , santorum environmental policies , santorum presidential candidate , senator rick santorum

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A2?s Stackable ‘Street’ Shelving Units Lets Your Build a Community for Your Plants and Books

February 20, 2012 by  
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Give your books and plants a happy home in one of A2 ‘s stackable ‘ Street ‘ storage units. The Street system consists of four parts, including a frame, a house, and a high and low unit. The units can be combined in a variety of ways, and with more than one system stacked together, they can easily be arranged into a partition wall. To be filled with plant life and plenty of literature to glean from, this system works perfectly in public and private spaces, and will appeal to both kids and adults. + A2 Designers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: a2 , a2 design , eco design , green furniture design , shelves for plants , stackable shelves , street shelves , street shelving design , Swedish design

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