Edamame, an Irish eco-product company has launched its new range of environmentally-friendly reusable coffee-cups.

Each of the three cups from the range entitled ‘Coffee with a Cause’ has been designed by an Irish artist. 20% of the proceeds from sales of each cup will be donated to the artist’s chosen Irish charity.

Local seven-year old, Una Lovric, provided a design entitled ‘Love’ for her cup in support of CMRF Crumlin, the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin.
Joe Caslin, famous for using his visually commanding and powerful street-art to spark social change provided a design entitled ‘Root Before We Rise’ for his cup in support of Pieta House, a charity working to prevent suicide and self-harm.
Acclaimed artist and photographer, Gavin Leane, provided a design entitled ‘A Good Time for Change’ for his cup in support of Depaul, a charity working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Each of the cups are crafted from bamboo fibre, the world’s fastest growing and most sustainable crop and feature a recyclable silicon lid and sleeve. They are BPA and phthalate free without petrochemical plastic and are dishwasher safe.

The ‘Coffee with a Cause’ range is the brainchild of Dublin entrepreneur Zoe Hertelendi, the founder of Edamame.

Commenting on the launch she said,
“At Edamame, our mission is to provide cost-effective, affordable and reusable solutions to single use waste. But more than that we want to show that environmentally-friendly products don’t have to be dull and boring but can be colourful and inspiring. We’re thrilled to have partnered with such fantastic Irish artists to support such great charities in this season of giving”.

Artist Joe Caslin said,
“I firmly believe in the power of art to advocate and to provoke and I’m passionate about social change. I was more than happy to contribute a design to a project that both helps to reduce environmental damage from single-use products but also supports charity.”

“CMRF Crumlin are delighted to be chosen as one of the charity partners for these amazing products.” Lisa-Nicole Dunne, CEO of CMRF Crumlin, said. “Every year, 150,000 children and their families visit Crumlin Children’s Hospital from across the length and breadth of Ireland. We receive no governmental funding so fundraisers from amazing corporate partners, like Edamame, is absolutely vital to us.”

The ‘Coffee with a Cause’ cups start at €13.95 and are available alongside the full Edamame product range online at www.edamameeco.com and in-store in Dublin at Platform 61 on South William Street, and in Belfast at a special pop-up at Harvey Norman, Boucher Road, Belfast. Further stockists will be announced in the New Year.

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