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d. Selection Cardboard Bookshelves

d. Selection Cardboard Bookshelves

Honestly we don't really care what this stuff is made of because it looks so cool. Although it is a check in the plus column for us that d. Selection Bookshelves are made of recyclable cardboard. These unique shelves by German designer Reinhard Dienes prove that affordable lightw...

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

The Casper Mattress Is Engineered for Outrageous Comfort

When you sleep soundly, you feel like you can conquer the world. So what if you could do that every night? You can with the Casper mattress, which has been obsessively engineered for outrageous comfort. The mattress, which is the most awarded mattress of the decade, will deliver the sleep you’ve been desperately craving by combining springy, hypoallergenic latex with high-density memory foam. You can even try the Casper mattress for 100 nights and return it for a full refund if you don’t love it. Plus, Cool Material readers can save $50 on the mattress with code CM50. It’s time to get better sleep.

Laptop Armor Seatbelts Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Armor Seatbelts Laptop Sleeve

After a lifetime of service protecting passengers, these seatbelts found a retirement gig protecting laptops. Laptop Armor Seatbelts Laptop Sleeves are custom made to fit any laptop size using recycled seatbelts and a soft fleece lining. The sleeve also features an exterior zip p...

Gorilla Sacks Vinyl Bags

Gorilla Sacks Vinyl Bags

Realizing that vinyl makes the perfect material to manufacture bags since it's durable and waterproof, the clever monkeys at Gorilla Sacks create bags out of recycled vinyl billboards. This new Atlanta based company makes each bag by hand out of scrapped billboards, but not befor...

Parachute Tote

Parachute Tote

Carry a little piece of history wherever you go, plus whatever you can fit inside a tote bag. The Parachute Tote, in an unmistakably vintage army green, is made from re-purposed WWII military parachutes. It folds down to a small 4"x4" pocket that you can take anywhere. It might n...

Bicycle Valve Key Rack

Bicycle Valve Key Rack

We've seen a number of cool uses for recycled inner tubes, but what happens to those valves? Apparently, they make great key racks. The Bicycle Valve Key Rack makes a great place for bike lovers and avid recyclers to store their keys. The black board with spray paint style artwor...

Worn Again Red Hot Air Hoody

Worn Again Red Hot Air Hoody

You might think Richard Branson is full of hot air, but you gotta give Virgin credit for some of their latest eco-friendly practices. Teaming up with Worn Again, they’re putting their corporate waste to good use. The Worn Again Red Hot Air Hoody is handmade from retired Virgin ...

Neutra Prince Wallet

Neutra Prince Wallet

We've seen a few wallets and bags made of recycled tires in the past, but as Designer Ilanit Neutra points out there's nothing quite like the soft touch of a car inner tube... to speak nothing of its unique character. The Prince Wallet embodies the eco-friendly and graphically sm...

Port-a-Pint Collapsible Beer Glass

Port-a-Pint Collapsible Beer Glass

The Port-a-Pint Collapsible Beer Glass makes sure you never miss out on spontaneous drinking. Just keep it in your pocket, backpack or briefcase, and flick your wrist for a full pint glass. If being able to drink anytime anyplace wasn't enough, just think of all the plastic cups ...

Defy Bags

Defy Bags

Old vinyl billboards used to hit the compost heap when they're no longer needed, but now thanks to the popularity of going green and the love for vintage graphics they find a new meaningful existence as messenger bags. Defy Bags use actual parts from billboards complete with impe...

Nau Billfold Wallet

Nau Billfold Wallet

The perfect slim wallet for eco-conscious travelers the Nau Billfold Wallet keeps it simple. Its slightly tapered design fits in your pocket without creating an extra bulk. Inside it holds 6 cards, a cash sleeve and a SIM card slot. Made from water resistant recycled polyester so...

Bilge Lounge Bourbon Barrel Chair

Bilge Lounge Bourbon Barrel Chair

We always try to point out that reclaimed materials don't have to look like trash and the Bilge Lounge proves that point beautifully. This rustic chair comes from used bourbon barrels from the Bourbon Capital of the world, Bardstown, Kentucky. The Barrels are only used to make bo...

708 Cycling Goliath Messenger Bag

708 Cycling Goliath Messenger Bag

Don't stress over the hazards of traveling on bicycle—make sure that everything you need is safe from natural or man-made disasters. Durable doesn't even begin to cover how tough the 708 Cycling Goliath Messenger Bag is. Made of recycled rubber fabric, it's waterproof and bomb ...

The Seatbelt Wallet

The Seatbelt Wallet

Now seatbelts can keep your cash safe in your pockets as much as they keep your ass safe in a car. The Seatbelt Wallet is made from recycled seatbelts that won't fall apart under pressure like your leather wallet. This durable wallet has 8 card slots and large cash section and a ...