As promised in our lastest blog post we would be featuring our personal highlights of this years Outdoor Retail Show. Last week we featured the GoSun Stove and it's solar powered cooking capabilities. Today, we are highlighting a company that started out with a few pieces of scrapped sail cloth and a Grandfather's failing leather wallet.
CRAiLAR was at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah last week and we thank everyone we had the pleasure of meeting and talking with, it was truly a remarkable show! Sustainability is the name of the game, we were so jazzed to see the collective conscience of so many companies being stewards for the planet and the environment It made our hearts swell! For the next week we are going to showcase a few innovators and their inventions we found to be truly inspiring, today we give you the GoSun Stove!
The GoSun Stove was created by veteran solar designer and tinkerer extroadiniare, Patrick Sherwin. Having experience in off-grid living and expeditions into remote places, Patrick realized the short comings of solar ovens and appliances thus seeing the need for a dependeble solar-powered way to cook food.
To really dumb it down, Peter took solar hot water technology, did some really nifty modifications to it and from that he created the GoSun Stove. It can bake, boil or fry a meal in 20 minutes, reaching temperatures of up to 550 degrees and all with out the use of fuel. It's portable, you can attach it to your camping backpack, lightweight, no fumes, no smoke and also acts like a huge thermos, keeping food warm for hours.
As if that didn't make the GoSun an exciting enough product the social and evironmental benefits add a deeper layer to simply preparing food with out the use of fuel. Today nearly 3 billion people cook with dirty fuel sources, such as wood, dung or charcoal. As a result, the second leading cause of death on Earth is smoke inhalation related illness. For every five GoSun Stoves purchased the company donates a stove to a family in need of a clean and safe way to cook as well as educates the community on how to prepare food with GoSun technology.
Whether you are on a beach, your backyard or a snowy mountain top the GoSun performs all with out the use of fuel. We love this company's ethos and dedication to sustainable innovation and social empowerment. See their introduction video below and be sure to visit their website by clicking this link.
Georgia Pacific Professional are preparing to release their latest cleaning innovation with Brawny Industrial Flax Cloths. Made of 85% CRAiLAR flax fiber and 15% reconstituted cellulose fibers, the cloths are high performing, heavy duty and disposable. Most shop towels are made from oil-based materials like propylene and polyster and contain dangerous heavy metals but Brawny Industrial Flax Cloths are a 100% USDA Certified Biobased Product. A naturally soft, naturally absorbent, naturally safe and naturally sustainable cleaning option for those heavy duty industrial messes.
The professionals at GP put the cloths to the test. Watch the updated video below to see how the competition holds up against the natural and powerful absorption of CRAiLAR Flax Fibers in Brawny Industrial Flax Cloths.
Impressed by the video? Vote for Brawny Industrial Flax Cloths in the 2014 ISSA Innovation Award by clicking this link.
Georga Pacific’s new F800 Heavy Duty Wipe, features CRAiLAR Flax Fibre, making it not only tough on messes and spills due to its durability and absorption, but easy on the environment. The introduction of CRAiLAR's natural flax fiber (85% flax, 15% reconstituted cellulose fibers) creates an exciting new product with a soft hand feel that delivers a high-performing, heavy-duty, disposable wiper made from the stalks of flax plants.
Available to order online in GP's product catalog, the Brawny Industrial® F800 Heavy Duty Wipe Dispenser and Long Distance Wiper Roll utilizes the same CRAiLAR Flax Fibers to form strong and absorbent wipers with great hand feel, and is made from 100% plant-based renewable material. We are already happily using it in our own homes and workspaces. If you don't believe us, watch the video below to see how Georgia Pacific puts the Flax Wipers to the test. The demonstrations show that you can buy sustainable, earth friendly products with out sacrificing performance and quality that you expect from the brands you know and trust.