Trend: Use it or Lose it
Written by: Madelon van Driel
Location: Hall 8.0, Stand A 45
Today I am going to write about the trend Use it or Lose it. This trend is about using natural material normally seen as waste and giving it a new destination. In this way, we can reduce waste and give it a new destination.
Kinta creates vases of Capiz shells. Next to the shells, they also put paper remains in the design. Kinta uses the shells for multiple purposes. What is left of the shells is not thrown away, but used to create new products.
The vases have a nice little glimmer on them because of the natural shine of the shells. Normally when paper gets older it gets a weird looking texture, but Kinta found a way to make the paper long lasting. Inside the vases, there are plastic bottles, which are made from re-used plastic. In this way, you can put water in the vases without damaging the vase.
Both the inside and the outside are made of waste material. The outside is made of re-used shells and paper, the inside of re-used plastic. With using these specific products, they are reducing waste. This is why it fits the trend Use it or Lose it perfectly.
Kinta, (2017). Home, nieuwe colletie. Retrieved February 10 2018, from https://kinta.nl/home/nieuwe-collectie/