You know the scenario: it’s your cool eco-friendly pal’s housewarming/birthday/holiday party/fill-in-the-blank party and you are short one fabulous/original/aesthetic/environmentally-considerate gift. You want something creative yet functional, like a cool hanging wine glass rack or a funky bread slicer, but the stock at your local design store isn’t too eco-friendly and you know that “green” items make your friend that much happier. It’s kind of last-minute, so you don’t have time to wait for an eco-friendly and handmade gift from an Etsy artist to be shipped to you, or wait for an item from a green online store.
You need a brick-and-mortar green design store. If you live in Israel, MADEO (aka Modern and Designed Ecological Objects) makes that easier for you by supplying design stores all over the country with interesting and ecological design products.
With products ranging from the Ecoist clutch purse above (made from repurposed candy wrappers) to Batucada jewelry made from recycled rubber and Escama Studio handcrafted bags made from recycled aluminum tabs, Madeo is helping ladies all over Israel find gifts for themselves or for their eco-fashionista friends.
As the company describes itself:
“In MADEO we choose to specialize in spotting stylish innovative objects from around the globe which are unique in their ecological value. We import, market and distribute these products in Israel. The guidelines of Madeo is achieving a combination of exquisite design, very high standard of production and ecologically minded.”
(Of course, their company would be a little greener if they sourced all products locally instead of importing, but that’s another story.)
To find out where MADEO products are available near you check out the MADEO website.
Read more about stores (both physical and online) with an abundance of green design products:
9 Israeli Etsy Shops That Make Online Shopping Greener (and Funner)
Dubai’s Ekotribe to Open Online Mideast Ecostore
Tel Aviv Port’s “Pop-Up Design Store” Features Many Upcycling Designers