Grand and Green Design

WoJo™, a revolutionary upholstery fabric created by Wellington company The Formary, has been named one of UK television presenter Kevin McCloud’s ‘Kevin’s Green Heroes’. McCloud, who fronts Grand Designs, personally chose ten products or inventions that he feels deserve wider recognition. WoJo™ is made from a blend of recycled coffee sacks and New Zealand Laneve wool. It will be initially rolled out in Starbucks coffee houses in the UK and Europe as part of a five year programme. HRH The Prince of Wales also selected WoJo™ as the fabric for his eco-house at Earl’s Court in London. The Formary was founded by Sally Shanks and Bernadette Casey.


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Rocket Lab Aims to Catch Boosters with Choppers

Rocket Lab Aims to Catch Boosters with Choppers

New Zealand-founded California-based Rocket Lab wants to use a helicopter to “catch” the first stage of its Electron rocket as it floats toward the ground with a parachute, according to Robert…