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The Ekoa Material is a Sustainable and Stronger Replacement for Wood

 - May 15, 2018
References: lingrove & fastcompany
Lingrove's signature Ekoa material offers up a solution to replacing real-wood materials with something that is just as beautiful and even stronger than the real thing. Made using two carbon-negative materials: flax linen fiber and plant-based resin, the use of these bases not only gives the Ekoa material a sustainable aspect but also allows it to be incredibly moldable and lightweight.

Designed by Joe Luttwak, the sustainable material was first used as a means to produce high-performance non-wood guitars. While the initial designs featured carbon fiber, Luttwak wanted to find something more sustainable and began experimenting with new materials. This led to the creation of the Ekoa material which is now being used to create a variety of products. The new products made from Ekoa range from fishing rods to chairs, with the ultimate goal to replace wood as a material.