Last weekend at the Green Festival I was amazed at the number of green companies that are based in New York like Sprout. It was cool to see the use of natural and renewable materials in their eco-friendly watches such as organic cotton, bamboo, and corn resin displayed at their booth. Corn resin is similar in its sturdiness to synthetic plastics but it’s 99% biodegradable in a compost environment and comes from a renewable resource instead of oil. Sprout’s eco-chic timepieces have bracelets made out of corn resin, organic cotton, or even fish leather from recycled fish skin. Other eco-friendly components include dials made of the rapidly renewable resource bamboo and lenses made from Mineral crystal that’s a type of glass made from sand. All eco-friendly and stylish watches use mercury free batteries.
With summer season approaching quickly I love Sprout’s newly launched water-resistant watches. They make a great accessory for any type of eco-adventure like kayaking or getting caught in the occasional tropical rainstorm. My favorite is the 165 ft water-resistant watch with an olive colored corn resin strap and a black corn resin case and bezel. The dial is made of black bamboo and of course has a mercury free battery. I love the bold and functional looking design. For everyday city adventures I like the same eco-friendly watch with a white corn resin strap, a black corn resin bezel and a white bamboo dial. Very eco-chic.