Tag: Berlin

Never be latte again with coffee-waste watch

Never be latte again with coffee-waste watch

September 19, 2022 |

In Berlin, watchmaker Lilienthal Berlin has designed a watch made from used coffee grounds that it claims retains that invigorating smell for quick aromatherapy pick-me-ups on the go.   The timepiece, named Coffee Watch, retails for $349 and is available in colors like Americano and Macchiato. It uses material invented by Kaffeeform, a German company that […]

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Seaweed tampon startup launches crowdfunding campaign

Seaweed tampon startup launches crowdfunding campaign

September 5, 2022 |

In Berlin, sustainable feminine hygiene firm Vyld has launched a crowdfunding campaign to scale production of tampons made of algae.  According to Femtech Insider, 300 million people menstruate every day, and about 90% of period products are disposable, leading to massive amounts of pollution.  Vyld’s tampons, dubbed Kelpon, do not require fertilizers, pesticides, or drinkable […]

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Femtech startup raises cash for seaweed-based tampons

Femtech startup raises cash for seaweed-based tampons

March 28, 2022 |

In Berlin, startup Vyld has closed a pre-seed fund raise to scale up production of tampons made from seaweed.  “Algae are already used in over 70% of all processed foods due to their many beneficial features,” says Vyld founder Ines Schiller. “We want to use these amazing unique advantages for period products where they will […]

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Ap-peeling idea: Banana waste leather wins accolades

Ap-peeling idea: Banana waste leather wins accolades

January 3, 2022 |

In Berlin, designer Youyang Song has developed a 100% biodegradable leather alternative from banana peels and algae.  Dubbed PEELSPHERE, the material was formulated to replace both animal and synthetic leathers made from petroleum. The new material is waterproof and pliable, and can be soft or hard, depending on end product needs.  “I’m passionate about biomaterial […]

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Animal-free cheese maker raises $50 million for “dairy revolution”

Animal-free cheese maker raises $50 million for “dairy revolution”

September 13, 2021 |

In Berlin, a startup producing cheese without animals has raised $50 million in a Series A funding round. Formo uses precision fermentation to produce cheese with the same taste and texture as cheese from animals and at lower cost.  It plans on using the funds to build a pilot plant, add staff, and accelerate commercialization. […]

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Travel is returning, and biobased luggage will help you do it more sustainably

Travel is returning, and biobased luggage will help you do it more sustainably

July 5, 2021 |

In Berlin, luxury luggage brand Horizn Studios has unveiled a range of 100% plant-based luggage. Dubbed Circle One, the luggage uses BioX, a woven material made from flax that a byproduct of linseed production. This material is combined with an environmentally friendly resin to create a 100% biodegradable hard shell. The bag’s handles are infused […]

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Biobased adult toy makes sustainability sexy

Biobased adult toy makes sustainability sexy

April 5, 2021 |

In Berlin, boudoir brand Womanizer has launched a renewable and biodegradable adult toy line called Premium Eco. Developed in partnership with British singer/songwriter Lily Allen, the toy is made from the corn starch-based biopolymer biolene.  Womanizer also launched a $20,000 kickstarter, the proceeds of which will go to the nonprofit One Tree Planted. “The Womanizer […]

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