29 November 2012

Blackstar Bamboo Bikes

The BlackStar was born out of a desire to produce a bamboo bicycle that would be more than just a novel gimmick. The BlackStar therefore combines all the ingredients of the safe and stylish urban bicycle transportation to which we are accustomed, with socially and ecologically sustainable and affordable mobility.
The BlackStar brand is not only a business concept, it is a statement; give Africa the chance to process its own raw materials into consumer goods. By doing so, the African labour force and African entrepreneurs are not only pulled up the supply chain where profits are bigger, in addition, formal employment, with all its benefits, is created. At BlackStarBikes they want to deliver a product which embodies not only the future of development, but also the future of green consumption. Ending Africa’s poverty means trade, not aid. Western consumption requires a green revolution. For that to happen, they believe, sustainable products should not involve compromises, not in terms of quality, but also not in price. Therefore they offer a bicycle which in terms of price, design and quality, can compete with other urban bicycles.

 source: blackstarbikes