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Ginkgo Umbrella

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The greenest umbrella ever made is sturdy, flexible, and 100% recyclable $15.00

When 9 million broken umbrellas are being sent to landfills every year, you know there's a problem. A new crowdfunded umbrella called Ginkgo presents a promising solution. Made from recycled polypropylene, Ginkgo's twenty piecemeal parts are interchangeable and can be used to assemble another umbrella should it break. Instead of metal and polyester, the entire umbrella is made from polypropylene,......read more

Recycled Paper Lampshade by Ginkgo Studio

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A different sort of "reading light" $59.00

Ginkgo Studio, the Dutch eco design house known for their DIY green walls, comes through with another winner. Created from the pages of upcycled novels, the Paper Lampshade is a beautiful piece of sustainable design, made specifically for low-heat LED bulbs. When you turn on the light, a pattern of shadows shows through the translucent pages. Turn it off, and an elegant sculpture remains....read more

Forest Of Ginkgo: Eco Footwear Collection

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New Italian shoe brand keeps its footprint to a minimum

Having survived the Ice Age, the 270 million year-old Ginkgo tree is a classic example of a "living fossil," a lone hanger-on from a group that was far more diverse and widespread in the distant past. Taking its name from this remarkable tree, a new Italian footwear brand -- Forest of Ginkgo (F.O.G.) -- uses the Ginkgo as a metaphor for long-lasting, environmentally conscious......read more

Pop Pop Bang

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An ingenious, umbrella-based riff on B-movies by Thomas Brown and Anna Burns

For creative collaborators Thomas Brown and Anna Burns, umbrellas are more than mere protection from the rain and classic symbols of "Britishness." They are also exploding canvases for one of the coolest video projects we've seen in a while. In "Pop Pop Bang," an installation set in idyllic English locations, the artists riff on masculine B-movie imagery, using umbrellas......read more

Brelli Biodegradable Umbrella

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Sturdy sustainable protection from the elements. $50.00

Welcome to the world's first fully biodegradable umbrella. With a durable, highly renewable bamboo frame, the Brelli can withstand winds up to 40 mph (a typical metal and nylon umbrella collapses in winds over 12 mph). The canopy is made from a patented biofilm that's 100% biodegradable when disposed of in a landfill or compost. Comes with a lightweight, organic cotton carrying case. Good......read more

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