REDUCE WATER USE AND CARBON FOOTPRINT WITH SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
Water is a global problem, from melting Arctic ice to drying up farmland, and the consequences are to be found all over the world. By 2025, 50% of the world’s population will suffer from so-called “water stress”, i.e. they will have to cope with a lack of sufficient and ready-to-use water. Water is a very tangible issue.
We can positively influence water savings by using recycled polyesters and cotton. By using these recycled materials we save thousands of litres of water. But how can we be sure that we are really using recycled materials and validate our water saving claims? With AWARE™ we guarantee the genuine recycled fabric materials used and the water impact reduction claim. AWARE™ is a virtual component that verifies the sustainable content in a final product using traceability technology and validates claims using blockchain technology.
1) AWARE™ RECYCLED COTTON TOTE (saves 1,200L of water).
This versatile 330g/m2 cotton tote bag is made with AWARE™ tracer. A normal cotton bag uses 1200 litres of water. AWARE™ recycled cotton requires almost no water. This bag features a simple design with two top handles that can be carried over the shoulder or in the hand. A truly sustainable and reusable bag for everyday use.
2) AWARE™ ANTI-THEFT BACKPACK (saves 22L of water and reuses 38 plastic bottles).
For college, school, work or your next trip. Made from R-pet materials and AWARE™ tracer. The iconic anti-theft design with hidden RFID protected pockets, no front access and hidden zips is now complemented by a secure zip puller in the main compartment. You can easily organise your gear with a padded 15.6″ laptop compartment, smart pockets and a keyring clip. The top of the backpack can be expanded to provide additional space. This backpack is also equipped with an integrated USB charging port and water repellent material. Each backpack saves 22L of water and reuses 38 plastic bottles.
3) RPET 15,6″ AWARE™ LAPTOP CASE (saves 10L of water and reuses 16 plastic bottles)
No eco-imposter, but telling a real story about sustainability. This collection is made from 100% recycled polyester with AWARE™ tracer. Streamlined and padded design. The AWARE™ 15.6″ case can be used on its own or easily slipped in and out of a bag, backpack or briefcase. Front zippered pocket features 2 pockets and pen pocket. PVC free. Saves 10 litres of water and 16 plastic bottles have been reused.
4) 15,6″ AWARE™ RPET LAPTOP BAG (saves 15L of water and reuses 26 plastic bottles)
No ecological imposture, but telling a real story about sustainability. This collection is made with AWARE™ tracer. Casual and organised, the Impact 15.6″ laptop bag is made for the modern professional looking for value and the environment. It features a classic design with decorative stitching on the front, multiple pockets, two top and adjustable shoulder straps and a detachable shoulder strap. The outer fabric and inner lining are 100% recycled polyester. PVC free. This item saves 15 litres of water and 26 plastic bottles are reused.
5) A5 STONE PAPER NOTEBOOK (saves 1L of water)
This stone paper notebook is made without trees. The stone paper is mainly composed of mineral powder (80%) bound with (20%) non-toxic HDPE (a clean plastic). Zero water or bleach is used during the production of traditional wood pulp paper. It has 60 sheets/120 pages of 58 g/m2 white lined stone paper. Traditional wood pulp paper uses about 2,770 litres of water and about 18 trees, whereas this one uses none. This stone paper notebook has saved 1 litre of water.
6) STAINLESS STEEL DOUBLE WALL VACUUM BOTTLE 500ML
Reusable double-walled stainless steel reusable bottle. By using durable materials, it improves the reusability of products compared to single-use products. Perfect for all-day hydration, the double-walled vacuum bottle keeps you cool all day long. With a minimalist yet stylish design, you’ll make an impact anywhere! Keeps your drink 5 hours hot or 15 hours cold. 500ml capacity. BPA free.
7) 21″ RPET 190T AWARE™ AUTOMATIC UMBRULE (saves 4.3L of water and reuses 7.5 plastic bottles)
This umbrella is made from 190T RPET with AWARE™ tracer. Saves water and uses genuine recycled fabrics. Opens and closes at the touch of a button. Metal frame, fibreglass canopy with beautiful bamboo handle. Windproof. This umbrella has saved 4.3 litres of water and is made from 7.5 PET bottles (500ml).
8) SUSTAINABLE MULTI-ADAPTER CHARGING CABLE
Multi-adapter charging cable that can charge all devices. It is made with minimal waste, which is a great alternative to traditional cables. This includes an eco-friendly biodegradable body and woven paper cable, a portable multi-cable adapter with USB, Lightning, Type-C, Micro USB, Type-C input and USB 2-in-1 port and eco-friendly recycled packaging (FSC® certified).
* 2% of the proceeds from each AWARE product sold will be donated to Water.org.
* Water savings are based on LCA information from the Textile Exchange.