Posts Categorized: crowdfunded

Reusable tampon applicator reduces waste

With 100 billion menstrual products thrown away each year, a new sustainable tampon can be re-used, saving money and resources.

Eco-friendly toothbrush is powered with a twist

Billed as the first battery-free powered toothbrush, a new oral care device has in-built kinetic energy storage and is 100 percent recyclable.

Browser extension reveals manufacturers’ ethics

New browser extension uses algorithms to mine publicly available sources to keep users informed about manufacturers’ ethical practices.

Self-assemble footwear eliminates sweatshop labour

A South Korean firm is currently fundraising for a whole new kind of shoe that’s completely modular so customers build it themselves to their own design.

Solar-powered robot weeds gardens autonomously

American firm is working on a small robot that lives in gardens and spends its time roaming around chopping down weeds.

Smart backpack knows when something is left behind

A smart backpack that uses IoT tags and an app to keep tabs on users’ belongings.

New smart trainers self-tighten and adjust temperature

The Digitsole Smartshoe not only connects to a smartphone and lets the user monitor and interact, it self-tightens and has heated soles.

Beach plastic repurposed into sleek kitchenware

Supercyclers design collective has enlisted designers to create attractive kitchen tabletop objects made entirely of reclaimed ocean plastics from Australian beaches.