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Material reclamation

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Fairphone is a social enterprise that is building a movement for fairer electronics and opening up the supply chain by making a phone that puts social and environmental values first.

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The pieces are made out from these recovered materials together with other offcuts coming from textile samples or damaged fabrics hand-weaved in brand new cloths.
The first fashion capsule (Love Endings) will be presented in Hong Kong fashion week in January 2016.

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uBin is the first recycling bin to be made entirely out of post-consumer recycled plastic. Once you hear about this innovation it is difficult to understand why it wasn't done before - it is obvious that recycling bins should themselves be made from recycled material.

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A small Estonian business partnered with a Bangladeshi textile factory to produce garments using leftover fabric. The resulting clothes have a significantly smaller environmental footprint than traditional mass-produced clothes and encourage consumers to remember that their consumption choices, even in regard to fashion, have an impact on the environment.

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Bike Rescue is a York-based project which collects abandoned or donated bikes to repair them and obtain new bikes to sell to local business and non-business customers, such as students. Buying a Rescued Bike instead of a new bike, often shipped from outside EU, results in great carbon emission savings, as well as cost savings!

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