Photo: Mona Miri Manufacture New York's Manhattan headquarters was recently transformed into Little Netherlands for Dutch and Green, a showcase of the country's latest and greatest sustainable product offerings. Organized by Robbert Zoon and GreenDrinksNYC, the event featured everything from the wooden bike that's been making its way around the city to a dancefloor that generates power when clubgoers jump on it. Click through our gallery to sneak your own peek at all of the cool items we spotted at the show.
We got to check out Bough Bikes’ unique wooden bike for the second time around at the show. A limited selection of the arboreal bikes signed by their creator are being offered for sale at the Bough Bikes website.
Looking at Kazmok‘s well-made bags and accessories, it’s hard to guess that they’re actually made from old industrial conveyor belts! The material has been described as the “new leather” for its beauty and durability.
Why buy jeans when you can lease them with Lease-a-Jeans? The idea may seem strange, but makes perfect sense if you think about it. The company basically rents out their organic jeans, which can then be returned and recycled when you no longer want them or swapped for a newer pair!
There was a lot of excitement surrounding the Energy Floors dancefloor that was on display at the event. Everyone was eager to see how much energy they could generate by jumping and dancing on it! Imagine how much power could be produced if every club in NYC had one of these?
Waka Waka offers convenient solar-powered cellphone chargers that do double duty as lights. Unlike similar companies, Waka Waka emphasizes affordability in their products so that they can be used in all areas of the world – even those where the common wage is just $2 a day.
Dopper goes beyond regular reusable water bottles with a BPA-free design that is produced with a net zero carbon footprint. The company also contributes some of their profits to finance drinking water projects in Nepal.
According to the NY Times, “Hundreds of thousands of golfballs are lost or abandoned every day in lakes, ponds, forests, wetlands, deserts, backyarts, gardens, parking lots, on rooftops and at the bottom of woodchuck holes.” Biogolf is a product that strives to reduce the impact of all of those lost balls with the first 100% biodegradable golf ball.
Niko Niko means “smile” in Japanese, and that’s exactly the response that the company hopes to evoke with their delightful cards and confetti. Both products are interlaced with seeds that can be planted to sprout even more happiness after they’re used the first time around.
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