Previous
Next

welcome!

We are Charlotte & Foekje and we like to design colourful products that seem playful at first sight but are in fact inspired by something serious: environmental pollution. We aim to spread awareness and make products that inspire you to make a small change every day.
 

wimpy weather

Get your woollens out and fix them for the upcoming season. Use Wimpy’s tools, materials and video instructions to renew and repair them in many ways; remove pill, wash them, fix holes, take in snags and much more!

It’s easy!
It’s fun!
It’s good for the planet!
It’s economical!

Previous
Next
Previous
Next

the bottle vase project

“The Bottle Vase Project was inspired by a collection of plastic trash from the river Maas in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. After reading about plastic soup, I started looking more carefully at the river running through my home town and found plastic waste that had been accumulating there since the 1960s.

By creating durable colorful porcelain bottle vases copies of the material I find, I’m trying to spread awareness of this ever growing problem.”

the grate way to clean

With the Bottle Vase Project (2009) I tried to raise attention to the growing problem of plastic pollution, years later awareness has spread, yet the plastic soup keeps growing… so time for action!

Bubble Buddy is a tool that promotes the use of bar soap. He can be used as a soap dish that dries a bar of soap quickly but also has a very cool grating shield. The grating shield can be used to make soap flakes that easily dissolve in soap suds for all kinds of cleaning and grooming purposes. No need for plastic soap bottles any longer!

Previous
Next
Previous
Next

new bottles vases

Every now and then we find or receive found bottles that are so stunning that they need a place in the collection. Check out our new shapes: #13, #20, #22, #23, #24, #25 & #26

the soap shop

An easy way to reduce plastic waste is to replace the soap and detergent bottles in your home with bars. We are stocking a selection of our personal favourites for different uses. Some are from our own production, others are from other small soap workshops that also make an effort to produce ethical cold processed soap from organic oils and butters, all vegan and not tested on animals.

ocean buddies

Two new bubble buddies in collaboration with Sea Shepherd and Dr. Bronners! Since the first Bubble Buddy we have made a donation to Sea Shepherd for every buddy sold. Sea Shepherd aims to protects all sea life, big as wales and small as sardines. Ocean plastics have become one of the biggest threats to marine life and Sea Shepherd organizes beach cleanups and has a program to collect ghost nets – big clusters of left or lost fishing nets that drift in the oceans entangle fish, birds and mammals.

The new Bubble Buddies are made from this material and have a green colour because of the mix of fishing nets and other marine debris.

organic
bubble buddy soap bars

When purchasing a bottle of shampoo, body wash, or cleaning detergent you mostly buy a plastic bottle, heaps of water, and only a tiny bit of soap. Such a waste! A great alternative has been around for centuries, but we almost forgot about it: the soap bar. We dove into the world of soap and created 4 special bars that together can replace about every bottle in your home.

Previous
Next
Previous
Next

#104 rosita

In 2020 The Bottle Vase Project reached Andrea Arias in Panama. Being a colourful artist herself she got inspired and started looking near the waters in her hometown, Panama City. As the country doesn’t have waste collection everywhere, many people in rural areas have a habit of dumping trash in rivers, which floats down the rivers into the ocean. Therefor she found an awful lot of bottles. Andrea gave her own twist to the project and created the Pandemic series. She painted and decorated the bottles with her typical Andrea Arias signature. With the sales  she raised funds for a local charity that cleans rivers and beach in innovative ways: Marea Verde Panama.
 

When Foekje heard about Andrea’s project she was obviously excited and offered to collaborate to raise more money for the good cause. Andrea went back to the beach to collect more trash and together they choose this Rosita. Whilst Foekje copied Rosita in porcelain, Andrea made the packaging for this very special edition.

cleaning with soap bars

Use my Bubble Buddy and Cleaning soap for any chore: from windows to floors, from countertops tops to curtains!

The organic soap formula is mild to skin and interior but hard to dirt. It’s a multi purpose bar like for example ‘Sunlight’, but made with natural ingredients oils. Store to dry well in Bubble Buddy or use his grate to make some flakes that easily dissolve in water for soap suds.

Still a fan of liquid soap? Learn how to use Bubble Buddy to make up to 3 liter liquid soap from 1 bar!

Previous
Next