Thank you all for participating in our ‘Best Product – Idea’ competition!
The winners of the OpenYourMind online contest have been announced.
The competition’s Jury of experts have selected two young participants, one for each age category (14-18 and 19-29), whose creative proposals for the TCLF sectors truly stand out. A thrilling mix of innovation, sustainability and creativity that perfectly reflects the ever-changing world of Europe’s TCLF sectors, as well as the active involvement of the younger generation towards a better and more sustainable future!
A big ‘thank you’ to all contestants for submitting your amazing ideas, for showing so much enthusiasm and passion for our competition, and for all the products you have created.
Congratulations to all of you, and we wish you all the very best in your TCLF careers!
Check out the winning projects below!
Kériann Gratas, France
An innovative protective device for athletic shoes spikes, helping athletes to improve their performance during competitions and trainings. A track spikes protector made of EVA foam sole and a non-slip sole, which is easy to use, entirely made in France and will be sold in an eco-friendly tissue packaging.
Better for the athletes. Better for the planet!View Project
"The TAM green mat" Lorenzo Ranotto, Lorenzo Gardini, Edoardo Avidano, Gabriele Nicola. Italy
Waste prevention, high performances and… fashion! These are the keystones at the core of the EU wool innovative car mats, which are made of 100% coarse wool from EU sheep farming.
A natural and high quality product that also is sustainable for the environment, suitable to be recycled or transformed into amendment-fertiliser for agriculture.View Project
check out some other interesting projects
The observation of society and a constant search for form flow into the creation of a garment that can host a body in constant mutation, a garment with a “human texture”. The final result is an innovative 3D textile product closely connected to an organic fabric, inspired by human cells, organs and tissues.
Art has no time, and since we cannot and must not forget our past, the past is here represented on an versatile denim suite, where icons of our past show off on our clothes, in our everyday life. Wearing the past.
None are new generations sneakers that provide with new experiences without forgetting the environment. The sole is filled with oobleck, a cornstarch-based fluid which becomes solid under a sudden pressure, as the one exerted by feet during walking. The plastic used in manufacturing is reduced by up to 70%, compared to common shoes.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the main inspiration of this modern project, which actually talks about our times. While shapes and mood make us go back to the ‘20s, materials and technology are taken directly from out daily lives, with a helping hand towards the environment.