#PitchNight Recap Part III: Innovative Finds
As part of our #PitchNight series, we’re getting up close and personal with some of the pitchers who joined us for STORY’s latest #PitchNight on February 16. (In case you missed it, Peggy Wang, Editorial Director, Buzzfeed, and Chay Costello, Associate Director of Merchandising at The Museum of Modern Art joined us to hear three-minute pitches from brands creating everything from upcycled denim jackets to vegan tomato sauce – and it was all streamed live via Facebook with a little help from Buzzfeed’s Buy Me That affiliate platform).
In part one, we took a look at some of the brands who were founded on a mission to shake things up and make the world a better place, and in part two, we looked at some pitchers who are changing the game of fashion. In this installment, we’re looking at a few of the pitchers who are rethinking traditional models of teaching, bathing, and decorating the home.
Who: Mark Guerino
What: Upcycled Coffee Scrubs
Wow: A sudsy twofer! Each soap is layered with one side of upcycled espresso grounds for exfoliating, and the other side is a vitamin rich goat’s milk soap!
Who: Paige Langlands and Vanessa Nornberg
What: A series of DIY kits that encourages kids to use their imagination and explore their creative side
Wow: Helping kids connect without the wi-fi! Wacky Links encourages kids to explore their creative side with bendable tubes and charms. (We loved them so much, we invited to stay a while in Love STORY!)
Who: Jon Wirt
What: A smart frame that automatically displays the best photos from your phone
Wow: Eliminating digital clutter. Aura automatically creates photo collections of the people who you take pictures of most often, eliminating the need to go through and manage your photo library, and the frame is regularly updated with new photos as you take them!
The Wonderful World of Electronics
Who: Frederico Muelas
What: An educational project to introduce the art of electronics to kids, youngsters and makers from 7 to 100 years old
Wow: Learning that won’t short-circuit! Each kit includes all the parts you need to build a fun circuit, and an 8-page comic in which fictional character Professor Scatterbrain explains step-by-step how to put the circuit together while introducing basic concepts in electronics.