Upcycling-oriented company Alchemist Creations seeks crowdfunding to develop the latest in a line of accessories made from recycled soft drink cans.
Upcycling discarded materials has been increasingly popular among crafters for many years, but with the CAN WATCH S, Hong Kong manufacturer Alchemist Creations uses modern manufacturing techniques to sustainably produce upcycled watches on a large scale for the first time. The first version of CAN WATCH’s uniquely sustainable design won the “Red Dot Design Award Best of the Best 2013” in the jewelry and watches category. The latest update on Alchemist Creations’ CAN WATCH design, the Can Watch S, is designed to bring functionality and elegance to the recycled materials, while still evoking the form of the original recycled soda cans.
In order to expand the scale of their sustainable product line, Alchemist Creations has turned to Kickstarter to fund the development of the CAN WATCH S. Backers of the project can pledge to receive a CAN WATCH S, as well as other products from Alchemist Creations’ existing upcycled lines. All pledges fund the continued development and production of the CAN WATCH S, including the employment of workers from the disabled community in Alchemist Creations’ workshop.
About Alchemist Creations
Headquartered in Hong Kong, HK, Alchemist Creations has dedicated itself to sustainable, upcycled products since their founding in 2012. Their product line includes neckties, laptop sleeves and purses; all made from remnant materials and recycled aluminum. In the spirit of sustainability and giving back to the community, Alchemist Creations works with a Hong Kong NGO to provide work opportunities to disabled and special needs adults, promoting their philosophy of “Turn Neglect into Shine”. To contribute to the CAN WATCH S campaign, visit kickstarter.com/projects/1498518943/can-watch-s-the-unique-soda-can-watch.