This SocialBusiness top list of boat-inspired innovations imagines just what it would be like to sail right through life. From upcycled nautical bags to portable wine turbines, these features include perhaps more simple styles like fashion and clothing but also larger -- literally -- attempts at ways to navigate human's relationship to the ocean, that is, in terms of architecture and technology.
These boat-inspired innovations consider not simply environmental change specifically but are interested in sailing as a social practice, a way to consider how we want to live our lives, collectively, in this age where we're mostly attached and addicted to our smartphones, laptops and tablets. Whatever you're doing, it's time to sit back and imagine how life could be if you were surrounded by water.
From Upcycled Nautical Bags to Portable Wind Turbines
Social Business Editor — April 26, 2014 — Social Good
Smart-Designed Skipping Ropes
Xiaomi Launched MIJIA Smart Skipping Rope Made With Smart Technology
Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bars
Gru Grococo Makes Going Green Delicious
Common Seas Attempts to Bring People Closer to Nature
IndoSole Uses Old Tires and Transforms Them into Eco-Friendly Footwear
Upcycled Nautical Bags
The Boyd Sailcloth Line of Totes are Constructed from Reclaimed Materials
One-for-One Boating Tees
The United by Blue Winter Collection Evokes a Public-Spirited Mindset
Portable Wind Turbines
You Can Charge Any USB Device with the Tiny Eco 'Trinity'
Socially Minded Lifestyle Brands
Elvis & Kresse Creates Accessories out of Reclaimed Fire Hoses
Vintage Recycled Rubber Bags