Kevin McCloud’s top eco friendly Green Heroes for 2019
Kevin McCloud reveals his top 7 Green Heroes at Grand Designs Live 2019 for an eco-friendly home.
The TV presenter and designer reveals his favourite eco-friendly brands and products promoting sustainable living ahead of Grand Designs Live Birmingham.
Inspired by his passion for state-of-the-art eco-friendly product design and green building products, Kevin McCloud’s ‘Green Heroes’ will return to Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham from 9th – 13th October 2019.
Each brand and product has been selected and hand-picked by Kevin, showcasing the very best eco-innovations, for home builders, owners and design enthusiasts. With an array of eco friendly initiatives at this year’s exhibition, they will sit right at the heart, providing a platform for eco-conscious creators to present their latest innovative designs.
Here’s this year’s list of brands that have been carefully curated by Kevin:
Image: Chips Board
Chip[s] Board materials are made using waste from industrial Food processing and agricultural industries, Parblex™ Plastics are translucent pure or fibre reinforced bioplastics with incredible surface finish and durability, making them ideal for fashion and interior design applications.
Korvaa, by Avian
Korvaa is applying fresh-from-the-lab findings on everyday objects as a way of highlighting the research of novel, biologically engineered materials.
The initiative brings together a mix of unique and surprising talent who all share a wish to jumpstart the development of these new, bio-based materials into future-proof, commercially viable products.
There is a global interest towards new, bio-based materials and their various applications. Earned media coverage around the initiative’s first project, a pair of Korvaa headphones, has reached a world-wide audience of over 350 million people.
Musiccloth by Rehyphen – woven material made from recycled cassette tapes
Tackling the issue of the obsolete nature of past technologies, Rehyphen uses the tape from cassette tapes, manipulating them into a durable and aesthetically pleasing material which can be used for a variety of items from art to fashion. This upcycling initiative aims to reduce and eliminate e-waste while giving life to a new product.
EO Acoustic – Noise-cancelling interior material based on spruce needles
Image: Red Shift Media
EO Acoustic’s panels are a natural porous material that absorbs sound reflections, regulates humidity and temperature, while creating a comfortable and healthy atmosphere.
The individuality of the material is found in the preservation of the original shape of the needles, which create a natural texture and a feeling of wood in the interior, as well as highly decorative properties.