Sustainability. In more than one sense
Helmets, Transformed. There is nothing about this technology that is based in what we all have known as "Helmet". The way it is made is totally different and the materials used have never been used before. This means that it is unique in more ways than meets the eye and that those ways are big, even revolutionary.
What IS the impact in making Helmets out of wood and cork?
- Its not a surprise that using wood and cork to build a helmet softens the blow to the environment. Wood is bio-degradable while EPS foam is difficult even to recycle and takes hundreds of years to decompose. It also creates persistent litter that is hazardous to marine life in particular (from wikipedia) . Wood is naturally occurring while plastics are derived from petroleum products. Drilling for and processing petroleum products is, well, you know.
- There are a lot of wood chips generated from the making of each helmet. Wood in chip form is extremely valuable in lots of applications (animal bedding, mulching, absorbing spills etc.) So, each helmet results in the complete up-cycling of wood that typically would be left to rot in the forest or burned in a wood stove.
- TREE PIECE IS THE ONLY HELMET LINE SOURCED, BUILT AND ASSEMBLED ENTIRELY WITHIN THE USA . Oregon to be exact. This means that ALL of the money you spend on a Tree Piece Helmet stays in North America. Such purchases do more to sustain our local and regional economy that the alternatives. Not all Tree Piece Customers are in the US but most of them can appreciate the value in buying locally.