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 sobi.eco founder Tomas Horvath presented the idea of eco-social products made from worn-out textile by disadvantaged people for the first time.
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.
sobi.eco has been selected for the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open quarterfinals, SBIO, as one of the Top 40 ideas promoting sustainable branding.
Tomas Horvath, Founder of sobi.eco, was invited to the 8th UNAOC Global Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, where he presented the sobi.eco activities.
sobi.eco 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.
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.