Sprout Watch Product Review

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Eco-friendly products are becoming more and more common and readily available. However it seems that some types of green products such as eco-friendly watches are much harder to come by. Why that is, I’m not sure but when I came across Sprout, I was thrilled to find a company that specializes in making ‘eco-forward’ watches.
How can a watch be eco-friendly? First and foremost by choosing green materials. Sprout uses biodegradable materials such as corn resin, bamboo, cork, organic cotton. They also use mother-of-pearl made from non-endangered species, conflict-free diamonds and Swarovski’s Advanced Lead-Free Crystal. They also use Tyvek, a water and tear resistant fiber that can be recycled and fish skins (a by-product from fish that are caught for human consumption) for the straps. We also know that batteries containing mercury represent a danger both for our health and for the environment. Luckily, Sprout exclusively uses mercury-free batteries. All their products are also phtalate-free and lead-free. In concrete terms, it means that at least 80% of the materials used to make Sprout watches are low-impact, biodegradable, recyclable or renewable. Sprout’s commitment to the environment doesn’t stop at choosing the right materials. They are a member of the 1% For The Planet organization. They also support Riverkeeper and Trees For The Future.
Sprout makes watches for women, men, and kids. They also make gorgeous repurposed market bags out of 100% post consumer plastic water bottles. It takes approximately 8 bottles to make one bag. The bags are created to match some of their watch designs.

I was very curious about the materials used because when you look at my Sprout watch, it just looks like a regular watch so how are the green materials used exactly? The case, buckle, and some inner parts are made of corn resin. To me, it looked like any other kind of plastic but this corn resin is a durable material that will last for years but will completely biodegrade in a compost environment within 3 years. The lens is made of mineral crystal. Even the box in which my Sprout watch came is made from at least 80% post consumer fibers and is recyclable.
Buy It: Head over to Sprout to see for yourself the great selection of eco-friendly watches and repurposed bags they offer.

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I received the products mentioned above from Sprout or their RP to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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