Most important sustainable aspect:
At Fun/ctional, sustainability is a pre-requisite with anything we make. For us, while design of the product comes first, the design is always based on sustainable foundations.
We follow the principle of Cradle to Cradle, ensuring that all parts of our products can be separated and either be reused/recycled or upcyled, which is the most important aspect to us. We also strive for the highest quality to make sure our products can last a long time which we believe is often a sustainable aspect that gets ignored.
How are your products sustainable?
One of the primary materials we use for our products is cork which is a natural, eco-friendly material. Cork grows on the bark of trees that can be harvested without ever cutting down the tree. Cork then regrows on the same trees and can be harvested over 16 times through its life span, making it one of the most sustainable materials with incredible natural properties. It’s high impact resistance also makes it quite durable and ensures a longer life for the products.