Irene Vermeulen

Top 10 Green Products from Design Indaba 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

by , 03/14/14

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, goodbye malaria

Goodbye Malaria pajama pants are made from locally manufactured South African shweshwe fabric. Proceeds from sales go to help support the fight against malaria in Africa.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, the wren, recycled paper bag

This recycled cement paper bag by The Wren Design was handmade in South Africa.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, socket ball, energy generating soccer ball

Soccket is a soccer ball by day and a lamp by night. The kinetic energy generating ball allows children in developing countries to play during the day and work on homework at night.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, urban mobility fashion

Students in the Fashion Department at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology developed a line of safe cycling gear for women in South Africa’s urban centers as a World Design Capital project

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, hemp fiber car

This hemp fiber car body was developed by Capetonian students of the University of Technology. The project aims to make a zero-emission car using eco-friendly materials.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, wonderbag

The Wonderbag offers an energy-efficient method of cooking food. It continues to cook food that has been brought to a boil by conventional methods, without the additional use of fuel.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, shake the world bracelets

These Shake the World bracelets were made in South Africa by women in KwaZulu Natal. The company seeks to raising awareness of the eight Millennium Development Goals set by the UN in 2000 to reduce poverty by 2015.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, nostalgia bag, dennis chuene

The Nostalgia bag by South African designer Dennis Chuene is a contemporary bag made from the same material often used by refugees and homeless people. Chuene seeks to remind us how precious it is to have a place called home.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, milkyrose, recycled bottle lamp

South African designer Milky Rose creates gorgeous chandeliers from the bottoms of plastic water and ginger beer bottles.

Design Indaba, Cape Town, South Africa, sustainable design, green design, design events, Design Indaba Expo, green products, green gadgets, eco fashion, green bag, recycled materials, green design exhibition, tana, tana recycled rags bag

Tana‘s colorful laptop bags are woven from recycled cotton t-shirts on old African hardwood Hugh looms.

+ Design Indaba

Photos by Irene Vermeulen for Inhabitat

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  1. Mishal Weston March 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Please go to http://imaginethat.org.za/?page_id=39 to see all the Cape Peninsula University of Technology World Design Capital 2014 projects :D

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