Three nature loving women behind the brand Equilicua, have created the first plantable raincoat in the world.
The "spud raincoat" is made of potato starch plastic which is 100% biodegradable.
The basic model included a tree seed that could be planted along with the poncho itself.
The company has expanded its range and now makes raincoats containing organic vegetable seeds: tomato, carrot or green pea.
The seeds are placed inside a Nengo Dango Ball, a small clay ball that takes its name from the Japanese permaculture.
Once the cape gets worn out, it can be planted together with the seed and fulfill the loop of recycling (plant—raincoat—plant).
The company claims it wants to educate people on this type of biodegradable plastic, and the importance of sustainability.
Equilicua now produces a wide range of organic garments, from raincoats to bags, rainhoods, disposable aprons, and even bicycle saddle covers.
A perfect way to stay dry, stylish and nature-friendly, don't you think?
For more information on the "spud raincoats", head to Equilicua's website or check out their Facebook page.
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