Everything old is new again, as Greece sets its sights on boosting the country’s eco-credentials. Meet seven ‘greenpreneurs’ who are leading the way by creating planet-friendly products.

By Cordelia Madden Canellopoulou

Rokani: As Wood as it Gets

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

Photo: Thomas Gravanis

  1. 8-10 Voulis, Merchant's Arcade Historic Centre, 105 62
  2. +30 695 535 0143
  3. Instagram

3Quarters: Awning Glory

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Courtesy: 3Quarters

  1. 19 Agiou Dimitriou, Psirri, 105 54
  2. +30 211 183 2311
  3. Website

Thela: Circles of Life

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Courtesy: Thela

PHEE: Shore Thing

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“We are a material provider; we know what we can do, and that we can’t do everything alone,” says Tsompanidis. “We want to find the companies that will take this treasure of the sea and move ahead with other applications.” PHEE-board can potentially be used as a green alternative to chemical-laden veneers in furnishings and interior design for homes, cars and yachts. Durable yet biodegradable seagrass also offers opportunities to replace single-use plastic items like cups and straws (Prince Charles would be pleased).  
Prices from €22 (gift box) to €195 (sunglasses).

“We want to find the companies that will take this treasure of the sea and move ahead with other applications.”

Think Sea: Nautical and Nice

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Salty Bag: Totes Amazing

Shedia Art

  1. 56 Kolokotroni Street, Historic Centre 105 60
  2. Wheelchair Accessible

  3. +302130231220

Photo: Thomas Gravanis