HOMI Independent dedicates an area to the Ki-Life Sustainable Award
Among the innovations planned for the autumn edition of HOMI Independent, to be held from 16 to 19 September 2022, there will be a new area entirely dedicated to sustainability, a priority and central theme in all areas of production.
In this space, the winners of each of the four categories – Environmental, Territorial, Social, All-round Sustainability – into which the Ki-Life Sustainable Award was declined, which at the January 2022 edition of HOMI saw its first edition, in collaboration with Kiki Lab. The award was reserved for Italian and international companies that have realised products or projects with a view to Sustainable Development, Environmental Respect and Social Responsibility.
For the Environmental category, the winner Jute&Co will have the opportunity to show its ecofriendly carpet Oceania. The products are hand-loomed and made of 100% recycled Pet, with an optimal performance, also from a sensory point of view.
For the Territory category, products linked to the traditions of the territory and projects that return part of the profits to the territory itself, donated to social and environmental causes, the winner Elena Scarlata will be present. Her eco-sustainable travel set, made of hand-printed cotton with vegetable colours and 100% biodegradable, draws on the traditions of deepest Sicily, the territory from which the designer comes. In fact, it can be described as a contemporary reinterpretation of the ancient Sicilian majolica technique of the late 19th century.
For the Social category, which includes projects aimed at enhancing communities, associations and their employees, the Microbiscottificio Frolla will be present. This is a cooperative that involves socially disadvantaged people in a path of training and paid employment, aimed at their integration into society in a process that sees them involved in all the production phases, from product creation to packaging.
Lastly, the 360° Sustainability category whose winner Grestel – Costa Nova will present the Eco Gres project, a new completely ecofriendly raw material made from recycled materials derived from ceramic surpluses, thus creating products with interesting multi-sensory qualities.
The sustainability journey will continue at the HOMI edition scheduled for January 2023: a new edition of the Ki-Life Sustainable Award will take place.
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