British start-up Groundtruth has used 120 plastic bottles to create one of its RIKR backpacks, which is designed to survive in harsh conditions like saltwater, blizzards and penguin poo.
The all-black bag holds 24 litres and is designed to endure extreme weather conditions thanks to a novel, high-performance fabric called GT-RK-001 that is made from recycled PET, rendering its shell lightweight and durable at the same time.
In fact RIKR, which recently won the public vote in the wearable design category of this year’s Dezeen Awards, was first tested by British explorer Robert Swan, during expeditions to both the North and South Pole.
“Rob has worked his entire life on preserving Antarctica and fighting the ongoing effects of climate change,” explained Sophia Scott, who founded Groundtruth alongside her sisters Nina and Georgia.
“We spent two weeks … Read more