wooden bowls

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wooden bowls

Denmark
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

It is a sustainable and beautiful woodenbowl.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The rainforest is disappearing in a fast rate. It is important to be more considerate of our earth and not use up all our resources. The forest is very important for the entire world's ecosystem. Therefore it is important to be aware of how many trees are cut down, and make sure that we use every little part of them.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

I have designed a wooden bowl that is made from wooden leftovers. The bowl is a reinterpretation of a classic wooden bowl. The small pieces of leftover wood that make up the bowl are braided together with cotton or leather strings. The strings create a pattern under the bottom of the bowl and are finishes of with knots in the top. The bowls can be stacked to take up the least amount of space when transported or stored away.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

A lot of manufactures use wood from the rain forest, but most of them send the wood to be dried somewhere else, to be produced somewhere else and then finally the finished product is send to the western world. Nobody uses the qualifications the local people have because it is easier to produce the product in Vietnam than to take the time to educate the local people.
About You
Background Information
First Name

Marlene

Last Name

Magelund Larsen

The competition is only open to people between 18-34 years-old and resident in UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark or the Netherlands. Does this apply to you

Yes.

Country of residence of entrepreneur

Denmark

Tell us about your personal background. Why are you passionate about this issue? Making an idea a reality takes innovation, dedication and strong leadership. Do you have the necessary entrepreneurial skills to realize your vision?

I am a student at the Aarhus school of architecture in the studio for Design. Subjects like sustainability and innovation are high on the schedual.

About Your Organization
Organization Name
Organization Country
Country where this project is creating social impact

, AR

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Innovation
The Model: Walk us through a specific example of how your solution makes a difference; include your primary activities

To make the product even more sustainable the bowl can be produces where the wood is from. The men can cut the wood and the women can braid the pieces together, in that way you can involve the entire community and ensure work for the local people. It also ensures that you don’t have to transport the wood to Vietnam to produce the bowl and then send it to the store. This way you remove the middleman and reduce the CO2-admission.

Select the stage that best applies to your business

Operating for more than 5 years

Social Impact
What is the social impact you have had to date and how you measure it?
What barriers might hinder the success of your business? How do you plan to overcome them?

It migth be to expensive.

Sustainability
How does your model address financial, social, and environmental sustainability?

Social sustainability: Educate the local people, and give them jobs and a way to make a living.
Environmental sustainability: Reduce the CO2-admission by using less tranportation. Using leftover pieces of wood to make sure nothing goes to waste.

Awareness & learning
How do you see social entrepreneurship contributing to the improvement of developing countries?

If you educate people and give them a skillset they will be better set for their future. They will have a better possibility to brake out of poverty which is big issue in developing countries.

What aspects of your stay in Uganda as part of the competition do you think you will find most challenging and rewarding?

I am terrified of flying so that would be a pretty big challenge. I would of cause be very rewarding to experience a completely different culture in a different part of the world.