August 2017

The idea was listed among the 197 best ideas from the world in the UNLEASH Solution catalogue, which followed after a global event UNLEASH Laboratory in Denmark, where founder Tomas Horvath presented the idea of eco-social products made from worn-out textile by disadvantaged people for the first time.


December 2017

The project of recycled products from social and sheltered workshops has become one of the best in the international competition and in December 2017 has won a 20 000 € grant supporting the first activities through the OpenMaker program.


April 2018 has been selected for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open quarterfinals, SBIO, as one of the Top 40 ideas promoting sustainable branding.


November 2018

Tomas Horvath, Founder of, was invited to the 8th UNAOC Global Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where he presented the activities.



November 2019 won the prestigious Golden Ant 2019 award (in original: Zlatý mravec) in the category of Innovative Solutions. For 14 years, the Golden Ant has been awarding the best projects in the field of waste management of the Slovak Republic for significant achievements and extraordinary solutions.


December 2019

We have won the National Business Award for the Environment in the Slovak Republic in the Product and Service category. We are grateful for this encouragement on the way to a fairer and a more eco-friendly business.

Partners and Donors

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sobi, o. z. is implementing a project Youth Changemakers and Awareness of Sustainable Solutions. The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund.
The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.

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