Bolt Threads x Stella Mc Cartney

Stella McCartney continues the brand’s dedication to fashion eco innovation with the announcement of a new partnership with Bolt Threads, a San Fransisco-based biotechnology company creating the next generation of advanced materials. This new collaboration will push boundaries in fabric innovation and usher in the next generation of cutting-edge textiles. Bolt Threads engineers fibers from scratch based…

Inflated Origami By MIT

A team of MIT Media Lab researchers has developed inflated origami. A network of air channels in geometric patterns on sheets of paper, plastic, or textile. This creates inflatable pinched pouches which are subsequently connected and layered to take on complex folding forms. A computer program allows the designer to experiment and fine-tune shapes and patterns in a simulator….

Sustainable Shoe Box

Viupax revolutionary shoe packaging, designed by Andreas Kioroglou, founder of the Greece based design studio Matadog Design. After two years of designing, researching and testing, the ultimate sustainability shoe packaging has been developed, as it incorporates a number of innovative features. It’s designed to be more sustainable and cost effective compared to traditional shoe boxes by using much less cardboard and…

Shape-Shifting Pasta

Researchers at the MIT Media Lab’s Tangible Media Group have managed to make shape-shifting pasta, edible origami Why? To package and ship pasta more efficiently for example. But of course they have many examples of culinary potential for this technology. The researchers have created flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout…

Packaging from milk protein

The French start-up company Lactips started in 2014 with the purpose to tackle the problem of environmental waste. In order to do this they produce water soluble and biodegradable thermoplastic pellets based on milk protein. Those pellets are used as a raw material for thermoforming, film, or any kind of plastic applications. You have probably seen their soluble film for…

Hinoki by Nine

Hinoki is a beautiful sustainable packaging concept created for the cosmetics industry. It’s designed by Swedish innovation agency NINE. NINE is a future-driven innovation consultancy, part of the BillerudKorsnäs Group, a publicly traded company and global provider of smarter packaging for a sustainable future. CHALLENGE In the Cosmetics Industry, the notion of  “premium” products is commonly connected to…

Rescued Fruits

Too much fruit is thrown away today. In cooperation with fruit importers, traders and farmers, Rescued Fruits takes care of the fruit which is wonderfully good to eat but for various reasons can not be sold. It could be a banana that is yellow instead of green, an apple with a bruise or a pear that is too…

WWF Natural Cleaning

  This is outstanding! All the plastic bottles with chemicals we use to clean things around us. This work designed by Leo Burnett for WWF, showcases sustainable ways to do it instead. “Just is a WWF initiative created to show that there are often simple and natural alternatives to many of the products we use every day…

Carlsberg developing a bio-degradable bottle

Carlsberg plans to develop the world’s first fully bio-degradable and bio-based beer bottle. Made from impulse-dried wood fibers, the “Green Fiber Bottle” is a groundbreaking innovation and currently under development in a partnership between Carlsberg Group and partners ecoXpac, Technical University of Denmark and Innovation Fund Denmark. The project commenced in January 2015 and it is…

FibreForm Packaging

BillerudKorsnäs FibreForm® offers new opportunities for all kinds of packaging solutions where previously traditional papers have had their limitations. With extremely high stretchability comes the possibility to replace plastics with striking and personal packaging solutions in exciting shapes. FreeFormPackTM is a leak proof fibre based container formable in 3D FreeFormPackTM gives designers and brand managers the…

Insects – the future of food?

“US food start-up Six Foods has developed a brand of crisps called Chirps, which uses beans, rice and cricket flour (made from crushed crickets) in its ingredient mix. The company claims that, compared to a typical bag of potato crisps, Chirps have triple the amount of protein – delivering 7g of protein per portion, the same as…

By Kristina de Verdier On 14 April, 2015 In , , 1 comment

Vessyl knows what you are drinking

Vessyl – Packaging designed for people’s different needs, by Fuseproject “Have you heard that you should drink 8 glasses of water per day? Well, it’s not that simple. Truth is… we all have different hydration needs. Your Vessyl estimates, tracks and displays your real-time hydration needs. Your level rises and declines based on a variety of…

By Kristina de Verdier On 11 October, 2014 In ,

Open Innovation Food & Packaging

Open Up – An Open Innovation platform with the aim to change the food and packaging industry. A meeting spot for new innovations and cross pollinations between food and packaging. They also publish foresight reports. By Swedish Livsmedelsakademin and Packbridge. Great initiative, and we look forward to see more!

By Kristina de Verdier On 7 November, 2013 In