Springwise Updates — March 2012

Springwise Updates — March 2012

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The new businesses we feature on Springwise are constantly growing and developing new products and services, and we thought it time to share some of their news with you again. The businesses below have all kept us up to date with their recent progress:

OAT Shoes
The biodegradable shoe company recently brought out a new ‘Limited Skin Collection’ — a series of sneakers made from colorful leathers developed by Royal Hulshof Tanneries. The leathers are completely biodegradable and are made using non-toxic tanning agents. Read our article on OAT Shoes >>
The tricycle that had been adapted to function as a mobile library, distributing books to disadvantaged areas in Brazil, was stolen late last year. However, R 12,000 was subsequently raised on www.movere.me to purchase and adapt a new tricycle. During funding, the old bike was discovered in a badly damaged state, and the funds were then directed towards its reconstruction and the continued operation of the project. Read our article on Bicicloteca >>
The service enabling patients to reduce their waiting time for ER treatment — by calling ahead or signing in online — has now partnered with over 100 ER locations across the US. It has also expanded to accomodate other kinds of health services with wait times, and has altered the business model to make InQuickER registration free to patients. Read our article on InQuickER >>
Back in September of last year, the subscription service offering t-shirts based on news stories collaborated with Threadless. The Threadless community was given the opportunity to design and vote for the t-shirt that would be sent out to T-Post’s subscribers. Read our article on T-Post >>

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