What is offered in exchange
Design: Open standard for self-tailoring the infinite loop (textile wrap)
The world’s first class ideas the more they are copied the better! So, if you want and you know how, you can sew your own InfinitLoop following the pattern and the instructions available on the web. For a very cheap amount we send you the unique identification label which allows you to take advantage of the InfinitLoop functionalities. This label with QR Code will allow you to trace the itinerary and use of your own InfinitLoop and find out how much waste have been avoided and which gifts have been wrapped with it, and follow its path around the world.
LicenseCC - Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs
Creative Commons License with attribution, that does not allow commercial use nor derivative works
Inclusión social: Social inclusion through employment
Each InfinitLoop will be produced by social organizations which employ people with special needs. More than 50 % of the InfinitLoop price will finance activities of these organizations. The reason is that Tarpuna Cooperative’s mission is to generate social value through viable and sustainable projects. We think that social inclusion is a top priority. In this first stage we are working with la Asociación Estel Tapia, in the Raval quarter in Barcelona (http://www.esteltapia.org/).
Services: Sustainable products and services promotion
InfinitLoop is intended to facilitate the purchase of smart gifts. We consider smart gifts those that are not compulsive, have a high added value and are socially transforming, those that represent ethical criteria of social and environmental sustainability, and if possible are creative, educational and shared. Infinite loop is, therefore, a channel to raise awareness of initiatives that may have difficulty reaching the market through traditional channels.
Fabric, buttons and rubber bands for the wrap
We are looking for fabric to produce the first prototypes of the InfinitLoop. Cotton rolls, buttons and rubber bands left over from a manufacturing order or in disuse would be great. We are interested in flashy colors.Collaborate
We are interested in raising awareness of the project reaching the general public, social entities interested in producing the InfinitLoop and organizations that are interested in collaborating with us to promote their sustainable products and services. Any help in advertising the project is welcome :)Collaborate
Volunteer Beta testers
We are looking for People that want to test the first 50 units of InfinitLoops with their gifts and are willing to share their own impressions and the reactions of the People who receive their gifts.Collaborate
Apps development for smartphones
We are looking for technical support of experts in the development of smartphone software. Remember that this is a nonprofit project that is aimed to have the maximum positive impact on people with special needs.Collaborate
Contributing € 5
Digital files: Self-tailoring kitThe contributor of 5 € will receive the first version of the design pattern with the manufacturing instructions (you will be able to sew your own InfinitLoop with your preferred fabric) and the label that identifies your first Infinite Loop in the global system. Limited reward
1971 units left
Contributing € 10
Services: Inspiring visit the social workshopHave you ever seen the day to day work in a social institution? The work done in those institutions is priceless. Getting to know first-hand their work and the people that drive the kind of projects that improve the quality of life of marginalized people is an experience that can change your life. In addition to the self-tailoring kit we offer you a guided tour in Barcelona with the main characters and producers of the InfinitLoop, main objective of this project. Limited reward
93 units left
Contributing € 20
Product: INFINITLOOP WRAPIn addition to the above mentioned awards you will receive one of the first produced InfinitLoop wraps with its individual QR code and access to all services of the web platform of InfinitLoop. Ready to use and to start your own gift chain! (Note: shipping cost is not included) Limited reward
213 units left
Contributing € 120
Product: Family/ group / Enterprise / organization kit for 10 InfinitLoopsIf you want to give away InfinitLoop wraps to several people, by contributing 120 € we will send you 10 units (5 small and 5 large) so that they in turn can start their own individual gift chains. (Note: shipping cost is not included) Limited reward
10 units left
Contributing € 220
Product: Family/ group / Enterprise / organization kit for 20 InfinitLoopsIf you want to give away InfinitLoop wraps to more people, by contributing 220 € we will send you 200 units (10 small and 10 large) so that each of them can start their own individual gift chains. (Note: shipping cost is not included) Limited reward
12 units left
We founded Tarpuna Cooperative to promote sustainable initiatives. We started in 2004 with "urbà hort" (horturba.com), the first garden for balconies and terraces to promote agriculture at home and so be able to enjoy the contact with natural products on a daily basis. We are now exploring other social initiatives based on innovative and transforming products or services that promote sustainability.Show profile
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By: DidacfbEverybody knows that a gift can only be given away once, but why not give away the wrapping paper...
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- 25 / 02 / 2012
- Open standard for self-tailoring the infinite loop (textile wrap)
- Social inclusion through employment
- Sustainable products and services promotion
- Self-tailoring kit
- INFINITLOOP WRAP
- Inspiring visit the social workshop
- Family/ group / Enterprise / organization kit for 10 InfinitLoops
- Family/ group / Enterprise / organization kit for 20 InfinitLoops
What if this wrapping paper traveled along the world from present to present? What if we tracked where the wrapping paper has been and what is has wrapped?
InfinitLoop is an integral 2.0 system for smart gifts promoted and produced with a social purpose.
Although everybody likes to make presents and enjoys making other people happy who has not found it hard at any given time to come up with good ideas, or to agree with other people what to give away, or to decide how to originally wrap up gifts.
InfinitLoop helps to overcome all these:
>> It helps you TO WRAP UP a gift without WASTE using an innovative wrapping system.
>> It gives you SMART IDEAS for meaningful gifts that avoid the stress of last minute purchases.
>> It helps you to save TIME providing ideas when you are planning and making gifts with other people.
>> And more importantly: its production promotes SOCIAL INCLUSION of the people more heavily affected by the current crisis.
Main featuresInfinitLoop is a system based on two components:
1) Reusable wrap of high quality cloth with a unique identification code.
2) A 2.0 application for smartphones and a web site to locate and geographically place the wraps.
Why this is importantInfinitLoop is a solution to wrap up gifts and to locate the wrap around the world.
It wants to harness the infinite positive energy generated from the happiness of giving to the people we love and so transform our purchasing habits for sustainability.
In the project conception an important objective is social inclusion achieved by the production of the InfinitLoop by institutions of social integration and employment of people with special needs.
Goals of the crowdfunding campaignGENERAL OBJETIVES
A) Encourage responsible consumption with ecologic criteria, promoting gift ideas that help sustainability and social development.
B) Generate an economic activity that promotes social and occupational integration through the participation of existing social institutions.
1) Launch the product Reusable Wrap to the market produced by people in the process of social inclusion.
2) Develop a 2.0 application for smartphones and web to promote smart gifts and to facilitate users the selection of meaningful gifts.
Team and experienceFrom the "HortUrba" creators, now the "InfinitLoop" :)
A group of friends with different backgrounds and a common interest for social and environmental causes founded "Tarpuna iniciativas sostenibles SL"(Tarpuna sustainable initiatives SL).
Our most relevant product to date is the urban orchard (www.horturba.com) being pioneers in ecological agriculture in balconies and terraces of a lot of cities.
We have now new challenges and to develop them we have turned into a social nonprofit organization.
The Tarpuna Cooperative for Sustainable Initiatives promotes this project and spends some of their own funds (coming from other business lines) to consolidate it.