Stay bold and green with these environmentally-friendly alternatives to your lifestyle essentials.

The Stationery

Labrador document bag M, B2,900.


Founded eight years ago, Labrador does leather goods and stationery made from recycled leather in minimal and understated designs. Stationery starts from B590. 1/F, Central Silom Complex, Silom Rd., 02-231-3333. BTS Saladaeng.

Grey Ray

This stationery maker has won many awards, including a Design Excellence Award 2013, for its designs blending simplicity and practicality. Grey Ray started off doing pencil caps that make pencils more comfortable to hold. They have since released more products like notebooks made with recycled paper and an improved pencil cap with better grip, the Drawing Out 2. 4/F (Room Interior), Siam Discovery, Rama 1 Rd., 02-658-0410. BTS Siam.

The Accessories

Greenies & Co Natural hand-dyed iPhone 4/4s/5 case, B690.

Greenies & Co

Shops that do smartphone cases are a dime a dozen, much rarer are those whose cases are made from recycled leather. Here at Greenies & Co, the leather used is mostly offcuts discarded due to defects like uneven texture, a trait the shop turns into a selling point. And they go about it in an eco-friendly manner: the leathers are naturally hand-dyed, the boxes they come in are made from recycled materials and even the prints on the boxes are from soy ink. Order online at

Rubber Killer

The three-year old label uses unconventional materials like car tyres to create fashionable bags that combine bold designs with rugged touches. Prices start from B350. 1/F, Digital Gateway, Rama 1 Rd., 087-099-0639. BTS Siam.

The Décor

Dots Design Bike frame, B15,000

Dots Design

Started out as a product design house specializing in wooden furniture and décor, Dots Design has now taken wood to a whole new market, making bicycle frames and accessories from recycled wood that highlight meticulous craftsmanship and minimal-meets-retro designs. Bicycles start from B15,000 and accessories from B2,200 . Shop to open around Victory Monument.


Winner of a Design Excellence Award 2013, Pin does lamps and wall art with an emphasis on the use of recycled metals. The results are unique decorative pieces which display trippy geometric shapes and intricate designs on products ranging from mirrors and coffee tables to lamps. 6/F (TCDC), Emporium, Sukhumvit Soi 24, 02-664-8448. BTS Phrom Pong.

The Gadget

Re+Pair Re+Pair S15, B450.


Re Pair offers budget portable speakers with a rather unusual concept: the body is made from liquid soap and gasoline bottles. Yep, you read that right. What’s more, the speaker doesn’t require batteries or a power outlet as the frame simply acts as a sound enhancer—if not a particular effective one. Speakers start from B450. Order online at


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