Over 18 million hectares of British Columbia’s forests have been destroyed by the Mountain Pine Beetle, but Killwood’s new Bika bike rack is turning this devastated wood into functional design. Naturally marked with exotic bluish-grey streaks from the pine beetle’s presence, this kill wood bike rack is not only sustainable, but also distinctively beautiful and designed to keep you organized while showcasing your bike as a centerpiece. Trees infested by the pine beetle don’t just die off; they increase the risk of forest fires, and pollute our atmosphere. By harvesting pine beetle kill wood from affected trees within the first eight years of infestation, it becomes a strong, sustainable and stunning eco material that offsets CO2. The Vancouver-made Bika design launches on Kickstarter on June 29th, 2016.

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