The latest news from the Ecotribo Studio

How can a plant pot protect the sea & make people fall in love with it?

When we love something deeply, we will always protect it. This is the premise of Ecotribo and one of the reasons I started it. It started out as a passion project and side hustle. I wanted to make a difference for people and the planet through thoughtful eco-design. My mission is to help promote positive outcomes…

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The Marine Litter Strategy – 10 key findings

Ocean plastic is everywhere and an urgent response is needed from the government and the marine industries. Marine Scotland is updating its Marine Strategy which was last published in 2014 and is out for consultation. A comprehensive response to the marine litter strategy has been written by Scottish charity plasticatbay.org with some key findings for…

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6 Reasons why this plant pot is different to most on the market

Production has started on a unique, designer, decorative plant pot made from recycled ocean plastics. The Ecotribo ‘Oceana’ plant pot is being made locally on the south west coast of England, Bristol. The idea is different to any other plant pots on the market for a number of reasons. All of them are positive and…

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Mudguards made from 100% recycled plastic. A new Ecotribo collaboration with Rideguard.

Ecotribo has launched a new mountain bike mudguard made from 100% recycled plastic with Bristol-based business, Rideguard. Tyrone Probert, the director of Ecotribo was approached by Rideguard to do the illustration and collaborate on the wider project in a variety of capacities. I have been collaborating with Rideguard for over a year on our OceanX…

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Ecotribo Eco Designs that will change the world- Part 2

Part two of Ecotribo Designs that will change the world. As per the previous post I thought it would be a good idea to explore, in more detail, the stories behind some of our favourite designs, with a focus on the eco and environmental design solutions which excite us this year. There were quite a…

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OceanX Bicycle Mudguards made from recycled Ocean Plastics now on Kickstarter

Since the launch of Ecotribo we have been on a mission to make a sustainable design business and have been trying to develop strategies of pollution prevention, eco product development. I have been super busy and working with some exciting brands with this objective in mind.  This year I have been doing a R&D project with…

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How blue Jeans are going green

The future of indigo dying jeans is now foam. Manufacturers are now breaking with the usual wasteful methods of jeans production providing a positive solution to the environment. Wrangler, along with jeans company Lee, was an early investor in a new method of denim dyeing, developed at Texas Tech, that foregoes the yards of dye…

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Innovators can win $1 million to prevent ocean plastics

We were excited to discover this amazing new initiative called “The New Plastics Economy”. The initiative is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with a broad group of leading companies, cities, philanthropists, policymakers, academics, students, NGOs, and citizens. We believe design will save the world from our current plastic problems and this exciting initiative is an…

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Introducing Ecotribo ‘Fire Cluster’ Pendant Lamps

Designing with carefully selected up-cycled or recycled materials is at the forefront of my design ethos. The Ecotribo ‘Fire Cluster’ pendant lamps demonstrate the individual grain qualities of Oakwood and the unique qualities created by the ancient burnt wood technique of Shou-sugi-ban (Yakisugi 焼き杉) .     I’ve always been inspired by artists who dance…

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Turning greenhouse gas into gasoline MIT are working on a new catalyst which provides design principles for producing fuels from carbon dioxide emissions. Read more about these exciting developments at: http://news.mit.edu/2016/greenhouse-gas-into-gasoline-1115

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Simple solutions to environmental problems-Creating Bee Highways & Nature Corridors

Ecotribo are passionate about finding simple solutions to environmental problems. We believe that governments won’t save our planet but people like you and me implementing simple, well-designed, eco-friendly ideas into their lives. This is what we do, we conceive and implement ideas that make a positive difference to our environment. We are developing an exciting new product in…

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