Posts Tagged ‘re-use’

Zero Waste Lunches: Tiffin Sets for Seventh Generation

June 21, 2010

The zero waste lunch sets pictured above were supplied by Fairware to Seventh Generation as gifts for their broker sales force. Featuring an embroidered cotton carry bag, engraved stainless steel tiffin tin and reusable bamboo cutlery, the sets were well aligned with the company’s image and focus on sustainability.

Seventh Generation is committed to being the most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible cleaning and personal care products for a healthy home, with a mission to “inspire a more conscious and sustainable world by being an authentic force for positive change.” Jeffrey Hollender, the company’s executive chairman, co-founder and chief inspired protagonist, just co-wrote a book on a new era of corporate responsibility which is receiving great reviews. Given Seventh Generation’s reputation, we were pretty excited to work with them and it resulted in some beautiful and useful products.

Each tiffin set included the label pictured above. Printed on re-purposed Seventh Generation pocket folders, the imprint was achieved with a custom made rubber stamp designed by local artist Abby Manock.

Tiffin sets are only starting to become popular in North America but they’ve been used in India for ages. Here’s a fascinating article on the dabbawallas that deliver home cooked tiffin lunches to office workers across Mumbai daily. Each lunch is packed in a tiffin tin similar to those featured here.

Looking for a stylish zero waste gift or give-away? Check out our website or contact us for a product tailored to your company’s needs.

Science World’s Re-purposed Banners

January 26, 2010

Science World’s building is an iconic symbol in Vancouver and the banners which adorn the exterior are a familiar site to Vancouverites and visitors. With help from Fairware, two of these retired banners were recently transformed into the hip, practical padfolios pictured above.

The padfolios are a useful, well-made product that any recipient would be pleased with, and each is reinforced with a story of sustainability that Science World can be proud of.

At Fairware we can transform your used banners into a variety of products including tote bags, messenger bags, name tags and more. Give us a call next time you update your vinyl signs and we’ll help you re-purpose the old ones.

Contest: tweet about our blog and win a product with purpose mug

November 19, 2009

Tweet about our new blog using the @fairwarepromo tag and we’ll enter you in a contest to win one of three of our new product with purpose mugs. The mugs are made from ceramic and feature a silicone lid for coffee on the go. A replica of the MOMA “I am not a paper cup” mug, they look super slick.

The draw will be held on Friday, November 27th at 2:00pm PST – so get your tweets out before then!

Re-use is Cool

November 16, 2009

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photo by M.A. Enriquez

In a world obsessed with new stuff, it’s refreshing to see a re-birth of re-use.

I stumbled upon an alter universe of crafters recently after a couple of tweets with Jeffrey Scwartz (CEO of Timberland) on up-cycling old denim. I was pitching taking old inventory and seconds and re-fabricating them into new products when I Googled recycled denim to see what was out there. OMG. It was like a vast world I’d never known before – thousands of pages of DIY crafters making everything from slippers to skirts to quilts from old jeans.

Ikea Hacker

In it’s hippest  form re-use’s cool factor is exemplified by ventures like Ikea Hacker a site devoted to the many permutations possible from Ikea furniture parts and creativity. My personal favorite is the plastic storage box come chicken feeder. (more…)


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