5 Blog Posts You Might Have Missed Last Month


The first month of 2018 has already come to an end, and for us it has been an amazing start! We have posted some really exciting articles this month that we hope they can motivate and inspire you.

Here we have gathered 5 of them that you can´t miss. Check them out below!


Pantones Color of The Year is Ultra Violet

2018 has just started and it´s time to take a look at the new Pantone Color of the year!

Since 2000, every year the Pantone Color Institute choses a color that reflects the current cultural climate in the world. Their choice has historically influenced trends in all aspects of design – architecture, interior design, fashion, food and travel.

And this year they chose PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as color of the year. If you want to find out more about it, you can read the full article here.


8 Green Tips for an Ecofriendly Lifestyle

If you are tired of living a wasteful lifestyle, we have the right article for you with 8 easy tips. Starting something new can be stressful, that’s why you need to focus on the smaller changes. In this article, we have collected 8 tips of small changes you can make to live your life a bit more ecofriendly! For example, borrow instead of buying, or reduce your water waste!

To learn more about these tips and find out how you can make a change, you can read the full blog post here!


A day With Precious Plastic Shanghai

The Swedbrand team here in Shanghai had the pleasure to host a Workshop on reusable plastic organized by the co-founders of Precious Plastic Shanghai. They are a global community of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution.

This community of more than 40 thousand people creates tools that make it easier to start recycling plastic. Their knowledge, tools and techniques are shared online, for free. So, everyone can start doing their part (yes, you too!).

To read more about what we have learned and how this wonderful community works, you´ll find the article here!


A Chat with Sarah

Earlier in January we talked with our Account Manager Sarah from our Shanghai office. She is mainly working with the Swiss market, but also helps with the German and Austrian one. Sarah has lived and studied in Hangzhou, her second home, but was born and raised in The Toggenburg Valley, in the Swiss Alps. Sarah loves to travel, take photos of buildings and hang out with her fiancée and friends.

If you want to know more about our co-worker you can check out her Q&A here.


A light of Hope for The Rainforest

Rainforests are tall, dense and serve as the Earth’s oldest ecological system. They represent the foundation for life on earth and without this tropical environment, the earth cannot breathe. Regardless we keep on burning down these fantastic forests around the earth.

The German designers Mitja Schneehage and Michael Wilde have developed a unique lamp with parts made of burnt forest wood, aimed to save our planet, one bulb at a time. They “took what’s lost to save what remains.” 

To learn more about this great design and the fight for our rainforests, you can find the full article here!

We hope you enjoyed our ‘Blog Post Recap’ and we are looking forward to hearing your feedback!