Interview: HempWood Founder Greg Wilson

A new sustainable design material enters the market with innumerable benefits

A patent-wielding Willy Wonka-like character who whips up sustainable building and design materials from various fibers, Greg Wilson has released details on his latest developments that focus on the dynamic, controversial hemp plant. His creation, HempWood, and its parent company, Fibonacci, are based out of a factory in a former cornfield in West Kentucky. And there, Wilson’s day-to-day workload includes educating consumers and imagining the …

Essence Sustainable Materials Wristwatch

For their new Essence collection, Swiss watch brand Mondaine emphasizes sustainability. Produced at the brand’s now 80% solar-powered factory in Biberist, Switzerland, the watch incorporates recycled PET bottles for its multi-purpose pouch and natural rubber for its strap, glass powder for its crystal and Rizinus (aka castor oil) for the 41mm watch case. The brand does not sacrifice any of its signature design either. Image …

Bandido Studio Table Lamp

Contemporary Designers de Mexico’s “Bandido” lamp is comprised of enamel on top of a spun steel and an oak base. Available in four color combinations, the handmade item stands 16 inches tall and employs sustainable materials. Its listing on Made Trade means that production had to adhere to rigorous sourcing standards and the complete product must be sustainable, fair trade, heritage or vegan.