ashortwalk’s recycled success
ashortwalk's founding designer and inventor Dan was fresh from Dyson when he relocated to sunny Truro, in Cornwall, to become an eco pioneer by the sea. In less than 10 years, the company has moved from humble beginnings in a shed to a global operation. ashortwalk’s aim has always been to design and manufacture unique, functional products. This innovative apporach has won the company accolades at the Green Business and Glee awards.
ashortwalk signs are manufactured from recycled vending machine coffee cups and bear a lifetime guarantee, minimising carbon footprint and making them a top choice for the environment. A single sign can save an entire bin bag of waste being sent to landfill.
The founder, Dan, says: “ashortwalk are committed to sourcing and developing innovative new materials aimed not only at saving our planet, but at the same time, providing unique, functional, clean, beautiful products that seek to improve both our home and global environment. Enjoy a cup of coffee today, place the plastic cup in a recycling bin, and then time your coffee break with a wall clock made from those same cups next week”.
A team of 7 people design and make all the ashortwalk products from their small factory in Perranporth, down the coast from Newquay. They may well wear flip flops to work (with steel toe caps naturally) but that doesn’t stop them being very dedicated about what they are trying to achieve. Well designed, well made, innovative products.
Here are some of their best:
ashortwalk Recycled Personalised Door Sign
Ensure your house is a home sweet home with your own customised door sign, with space for one line of up to 15 characters. A perfect present for a new home owner or newlyweds, each sign promises a warm welcome with the added bonus that every one is wholesome to its core. And there’s a 2-line option too.
The Eco chalk board features plenty of space on which you can write all your important memos and musings. It comes complete with chalk stick and is ready for hanging.
ashortwalk Eco Apple Bird Feeder
A simple, elegant way of recycling unwanted food to your local wildlife. The hanging bird feeder is created using recycled garden plant pots, sourced locally to keep the cost and environmental impact to a minimum.
ashortwalk Recycled Cups Condiment Pots
Add a touch of eco friendly style to your dinner parties and barbecues with these condiment pots by ashortwalk. They’re versatile and easy to care for, while being the green tableware choice.
ashortwalk Eco Tide Clock
A unique and elegant clock, hand made from recycled vending machine coffee cups. The compressed cups make an innovative material that has a solid, quality feel, much like slate. The clock synchronises to the moon's daily cycle, giving you an innovative and convenient guide to tides.
Cup of coffee anyone?