It never rains, but it pours. Here in England we are being battered by 85 mph winds and torrential rains. Needless to say the streets are littered with broken and abandoned umbrellas. Here are not one, but two recycled and biodegradable choices for the next one that you buy.
The first perky polka-dot number (pictured left) is made out of all recycled materials. The canopy is recycled polyester, and the handle is made from recycled plastic bottles. The case and holding strap are also recycled.
The other (pictured right) is modelled after those wonderful japanese parasols and will bring out your inner geisha. It's made out of bamboo, and covered with a bioplastic, see-through fabric. It is completely bio-degradable and will decompose in less than five years. It looks marvellous, although in today's winds it would be inside-out and on that landfill in just a few minutes. So geisha or girlie--too bad you have to save it for a rainy day. :: Via :: Inhabitat and Via :: Hippyshopper