A Garbage Watch That's Not Trash

A Garbage Watch That's Not Trash

Vollebak has introduced a new sustainable yet futuristic watch that is made from "trash". Read on to learn more about the unique piece!

Vollebak is a company that uses science and technology to create never-before seen clothing and accessories.

Founded by twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball, with an initial idea to create clothing optimised for the future, the company has designed some truly out of this world products in the past few years.

A Graphene jacket that uses the only material on earth that has a Nobel prize on its name, shorts and shirts that will last you a whole century, specialised solar-charged jackets - these are just a few of the cool inventions the brand has come up with.

Vollebak recently teased their first-ever watch and true to their one of a kind USP, it is nothing like anything we have ever seen before!

Every year almost 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated. This electronic waste contains some of the world’s most precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and copper.

To put it into perspective - 7% of the world’s gold can be found in e-waste. That effectively changes the meaning attached to garbage! What if not all garbage was trash? What if it is a pre-assembled raw material that can be used to build something else? These are the questions that inspired the "garbage" watch.

By using waste materials like the microchips from smartphones, motherboards from a computers, TV wiring and several other waste materials, Vollebak designed the first prototype of the watch.

Although, every element of the garbage watch is made up of something that has been discarded in the trash, the aesthetics remain unparalleled. The piece has being designed as a part of the Wallpaper* Re-Made project and aims to remap an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain.

The prototype will be made into a reality in the coming year and the materials will be sourced with the help of sustainable recycling efforts.

Set to release in 2021, the waiting list for the watch, however, is now open. Stay tuned to this space for all future details!

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