Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.


2 others are in

Do It

Raise funds for our project: ginkgo, the eco-sustainable umbrella

Federico Venturi

We designed and engineered an umbrella that last longer than normal umbrellas, because it doesn't bend, but flexes.
It's made only in polypropylene (including the yarns on which the canopy is made). PP is a common plastic that can be also recycled.
Plastic is bad? Not if can be recycled, or if it's biodegradable.
Common umbrellas can't be recycled. You must disassemble them to recycle all the parts. When you dispose your normal umbrella in the landfill, the canopy takes 100 years to biodegrade, and the quantity of these umbrellas produced every year is incredible: 900'000'000 pieces.
The quantity of the umbrellas' metal thashed in the landfill every year is the equivalent of 25 Eiffel towers. As you know, the metal processing is energy-intensive.
So we think we are making a good think with this project.
For more info.
To support us on indiegogo:

Thank you for your support


Continue to



  1. {{}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.


Posting comment...