Julia here. As most of you know, I am from Germany, and today I am really pleased to introduce a really cool product from my hometown Berlin! If you've never heard of Tyvek before, you're in for a treat! If you have heard of this durable material that is used to wrap houses, you're also in for a surprise! The German company I Like Paper has translated their creative vision and craftsmanship into a cool and unique product – the Pappwatch, a lightweight watch made of Tyvek.
I Like Paper is a home grown company in Kreuzberg, Berlin, known for his arty flair, diverse mix of people, and still has some of the old ‘typical Berlin’ neighborhoods before the East became fashionable. Imagine an old stone building with high ceilings and a court inside. This is the home of I Like Paper, where all products are still handmade, piece by piece. In fact, I visited the company in March this year and have seen how this handmade process is completed - it's pretty impressive!
The creative bunch collaborates with various international designers, illustrators and artists, allowing them to offer more than 300 different styles of watches and small accessories. They employ people from all different lifestyles - from students to fashion designers, all working together to come up with new creations that fit perfectly in today’s modern lifestyle.
In our fast paced world, people are constantly looking for new and innovative accessories that match their style and personality. These watches are great for on the go, and the affordable design allows you to have multiple watches to meet your everyday fashion needs! Match your Pappwatch to your outfit, your bag, or your mood - there's something here for everyone!
From bold neon designs, detailed black and white patterns to funny graphics, you will surely find something that works for you! Cats, Roboto, and Leghu (Lego), and ‘Epic is Good’ designs are perfect for kids; Popsicles, Coquelicot and Green Jungle are great for summer; and Quadrature and Nerdy are awesome for that special guy in your life. Don’t be surprised when people turn around and ask… “Hey, where did you get your watch from?” At Zeitgeist Gifts, our mission is to discover new products that are different, international, and don’t break the bank - but still offer high quality.
So how exactly is this watch created and what materials do they use? You always see the Tyvek logo when under construction houses are wrapped for better insulation, right? This same material is also amazing for printing! It is actually a plastic made from synthetic paper that can be recycled up to five times, making it an ideal material to use for those who are environmentally conscious. Due to its construction, it is both tear-resistant as well as water repellent, making it a great choice for users who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle or who are a little bit rougher with their belongings, such as children. However, please note that these watches are water resistant but not waterproof….so don’t jump in the pool or leave it on under the shower ;)
After the designs are printed on the Tyvek material, they are then coated with a laminate material that will protect the designs and the color, and sealed to create your very fashionable Pappwatch! This also allows the watch to last for years to come, as they are quite flexible and durable! These fun products are the perfect way to celebrate birthdays, holidays, or just a little treat for a loved one. The affordable and hand made designs are sure to put a smile on your face or the one you surprise with this unique gift. Perfect for moms, dads, children, and even grandparents.
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