Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cover your cup!!!



Here is the prototype is here. As you can see the stitching is on the top of the cup holder...which is an error, but luckily I opted for a prototype so it has not gone into production yet. They are sending me another in the mail where the stitching is on the bottom so it looks more professional. I love the sleeve (note that this sleeve is reversible and that is why there are so many squirrels on it!!), but here is the question:

This sleeve is very very white. The light in my apartment right now is very green because the ginko tree outside my window is very bright. Basically, this sleeve is as bright white as your computer screen. This is bottle cotton, aka, this sleeve is made from 100% recycled plastic bottle. I have other samples of this sleeve in recycled cotton, which is a natural fabric. Its a little more off white:

Now, the issue is that this cotton above, while post-industrial, is made from scrap cotton and plastic and not bottles. The bottle cotton only comes in white and black. If I go with the recycled cotton the little illustration is not completely accurate. The lovely people at Envir0-tote have pointed this out as something they are concerned about. I think it ultimately does not matter because both are made from post-industrial products and not brand new materials.

Thoughts?

(ps- the travel cup shown above is for Evil Kevin)

4 comments:

ester said...

I have no valuable insights about color but I have to say I *love* the squirrel roasting the acorn. Fab.

Nicole Alesi said...

Adorable! I love illustration so my vote would be for the white version.

don'tcallmeauntie said...

Actually, with the stitching at the top it keeps your hand from slipping up. Just a thought....

charrow said...

wow, these are things I would not have thought about. Wow, I guess it comes down to personal taste. Well, they are in production...so hopefully they will turn out well.