Other Matter, Algae Bioplastic Vessels
Other Matter is the multifaceted studio of experimental designer Jessie French, exploring the creation of seaweed-based bioplastics. Jessie’ Melbourne based design studio is the first in the world to offer custom-made, algae-based bioplastic designs, resulting in aesthetically striking pieces reminiscent of glass that are recyclable, biodegradable, and can be composted in a home system.
Other Matter supports Jessie’s vision for a ‘post-petrochemical’ world: an economic model that substitutes plastic products made from mined petroleum with biodegradable ‘plastic’ made from biological substances.
Great Wrap, The only Australian-made compostable cling wrap
Recognising the waste created by conventional cling wrap, an architect and a natural winemaker teamed up to create Great Wrap. This certified home-compostable cling wrap performs exactly like conventional cling wrap, except it breaks down into carbon and water in less than 180 days when composted.
Great Wrap is made from potato waste and a mix of other compostable biopolymers, and manufactured for home and industrial use at a solar powered factory on the Mornington Peninsula.
While many companies offer bamboo bedding using toxic rayon or viscose technology, ettitude spent years refining and testing its signature CleanBamboo textile to create a bamboo fabric that is 100% biodegradable and produced in a closed-loop system. The 100% bamboo lyocell has a sateen weave that provides its signature silky-soft feel, and is only available through ettitude.
Compared to cotton, one set of CleanBamboo ettitude sheets requires just one tenth of the water to manufacture. The brand’s technology reuses water up to 200 times, recycling 98% of water in the process.