If tapas til 2 a.m., siestas during the work week, and sipping sangria by la playa weren’t enough to make us wish for a second casa in España, the Spud Raincoat just sealed the deal. This potato-based poncho, made by Equilicua design group, is made primarily from spuds, and is totally biodegradable. It also comes with an attached seed pouch, so you can plant the whole thing rather than throw it away. Leave it to Western Europe to turn a potato into a poncho back into a plant.
Unfortunately, the company only sells the slicker in the EU for now, so we can’t tell you how many wears you’ll get before it starts melting into mashed potatoes; but we eagerly await the stateside design. The company is currently working on versions to carry in the U.S. that contain regionally appropriate seeds. A compostable coat – muy bueno.
graphic from Equilicua