LEAVE NOTHING BEHIND

True to TRMTAB’s name, all pieces include an extra-wide tab that makes pulling out your gadget a cinch.

TRMTAB’s work with Prachi Leathers, a factory located in Kanpur, India, is only the beginning. Gupta and Michel want to extend their reach, and by extension, their impact.

“With scale, suddenly, this small change has the potential to make a bigger impact,” they write on Kickstarter. Upcycling in one factory equals 4,000 [pounds] of waste saved from a landfill. With two factories, we can double the impact. With four factories, we can transform over 16,000 lbs of waste.”

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TRMTAB is already influencing change in different ways. For every case sold, Prachi will contribute $5 to an education fund for the daughters of their factory workers. In fact, the TRMTABs sold on Kickstarter alone were able to send 42 girls in India to school.

Like Fuller’s epitaph—”Call Me Trimtab,” a reference to a tiny surface on the end of a ship rudder—turning small actions into big shifts is TRMTAB’s cri de coeur.

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