Newton's third law states that "every action is always opposed by an equal reaction but in the opposite direction".
This is exactly what Ecosia does. This online search engine is the alter ego with awareness and sustainable commitment of those other giants whose goal is far from the social responsibility required by the digital and climate era.
This initiative, already a great reality that does not stop growing, tries to change the world from its native Berlin. Formed by a multidisciplinary team of people, all with the clear objective of helping to save the planet, we have talked with them about their ambitious project.
Building materials, decoration, paints or lacquers, plastics and a multitude of substances of daily use that flood our homes with potential toxic elements, in many cases by a simple question of lowering production costs, without taking into account the long-term consequences of constant and continuous contact over time with these everyday elements by people.
Architecture is a discipline that tries to project, design, build and develop modify the human habitat. We are, however, accustomed to identifying this matter only with the building, the urbanism...etc. The Mould studyArchitects, led by Carlos Abadía Suanzes-Carpegna, Ignacio Bautista Ruizand Pablo García Mora, is the proof that architecture goes beyond and is alaboratory for new pioneering initiatives in the design and production of Services and products using new raw materials.
With this objective Moho founds Cartonlab. Based on cardboard as raw material Cartonlab tries to develop consumption tools from this material.
Kolekto by Stories in Structures creates sustainable wooden toys of architectural design, with an emphasis on aesthetics, imagination and good craftsmanship. The toy can be used at various levels and continue to stimulate children's skills as they develop so that they can grow with it, becoming an eternal childhood memory that accompanies you as an adult.
More Circular's mission is to develop and commercialise products that transform waste into valuable pieces for your home, moving us from our current linear 'take, make, waste' economy to a circular 'retake, remake, restore' economy.
From the beginning of our journey in Ekohunters we have come across companies from different countries that shared with us a passion for design and care for the environment, and whose products we have been adding to our catalogue. Today we have a closer look to Portuguese eco desing. Feito em Portugal.
Galula, founded by Filipa Mendes and Gustavo Macedo, with the aim of creating quality products nationally produced and full of color. They find inspiration in the smiles and the happiness of the people, and they want to prove that besides being functional, design can be fun.
Dedal is a Portuguese design company offering a range of smart and meaningful products for original homes positively transforming the lives of all those who discover their products. Their collection, designed for socially responsible buyers with the environment in mind, puts their imagination and style to work turning everyday objects into unique pieces capable of transforming routine into a memorable experience.
For consumers, being able to place their trust in a company is becoming increasingly important. Without it, the bonds of loyalty between company and consumer are not created. Today, and especially among new consumers, this translates into transparency and a commitment to the environment and to social issues, but do the brands we use the most meet these commitments?
Hemp Eyewear is the start-up company behind the design and manufacture of the world’s first hemp fibre eyewear line, combining sleek and elegant design, innovative materials, handcrafting and total environmental commitment.
Organicup is a Danish company founded in 2012 with the aim of improving menstrual health on a personal, cultural and global scale. They fight for a world where menstrual hygiene products do not harm women’s bodies and do not pollute the planet, for a world where menstruation is not taboo and where everyone has access to a healthy and respectful menstrual solution.