The Greentom Upp stroller makes the big, bold claim to be the greenest stroller on the planet, and we can see why. The Dutch-designed range of sustainable strollers adapt to your growing child's needs, transporting them in style from bubba to preschooler. The fabric and frame of the strollers are made from recycled materials, with the Upp's carrycot alone made from 53 recycled PET bottles! And one of the greenest aspects of all: when you're finished using your Greentom Upp stroller, you can send it back to the company and they'll reuse the components again! Read on for details.
The Greentom Upp was designed by Dutch product designer Bart Bost: as he says, he wanted to design the first truly honest stroller, one that was both practical and sustainable. The Upp comes in three lifecycle phases: the Carrycot, the Reversible and the Classic, each designed to best fit growing little bodies. All three configurations fit on the one frame, and you can buy one version and upgrade as required, or purchase 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 sets.
The Upp’s frame is super lightweight, made from 100% recycled and recyclable polypropene and bio-plastic. The fully washable fabric, meanwhile, is made from recycled PET bottles and comes in 10 colors to complement or contrast with the three available frame colors. The strollers are assembled in various locations internationally, to limit transport mileage and support local production. Safety is also a major feature of the range, and the Upp meets all European safety standards.
At time of writing, Greentom don’t list any US retailers of the Upp, but the strollers can be ordered through the Greentom online store, with prices ranging from around $260 for the Classic to $625 for the 3-in-1 combination (229 to 549 euros). The site also lists a number for US sales inquiries; phone +31 (0)43 4100888 for details.
Photos by Tim Coulson and Greentom via Facebook