No more wire (or plastic) hangers, ever!
Also spotted at NYIGF: Recycled newspaper clothing hangers from Brit eco-designer Ryan Frank.
Thu, Aug 20 2009 at 4:21 PM
As I mentioned in my official New York International Gift Fair post
yesterday, there was a lot
to take in at the summer installment of the biannual retail goods bonanza (it closes today). Here's one nifty item that I missed that the folks at TreeHugger
picked up on:
Zilka Hangers from the celebrated South African-born, London-based "free-range" designer Ryan Frank
. These festive closet dwellers are constructed from a pulpy paperboard material made from reclaimed British newspapers. It looks like they'd possibly crumple under the weight of a bulky winter jacket but would do just fine with tees, summer dresses, lightweight cardigans, etc. I dig the variety of colors, designs, and the creative use of recycled materials that Mother Nature (and Mommie Dearest
) would approve of. Check 'em out.
And fingers-crossed that a US buyer also took a liking to these exceptional clothing hangers at NYIGF since as of now, they're only available in Europe.
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