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Bolt has partnered with award-winning Estonian designer Tanel Veenre to upcycle its old scooter models into earrings, bracelets and pendants.

The collection, called Hardwear, includes over 100 hand-crafted pieces that have been made from the same ultra-lightweight, ultra-durable aircraft-grade aluminium used in Bolt’s fleet of over 230,000 scooters.

The collection includes pieces that have been finished with reflective coating for extra visibility at night, keeping wearers safe as they move around their city at night during the darker hours.

Bolt’s creative lead on the project, Kerttu Keermaa, said: “The Hardwear collection is built on the same guiding principles as Bolt scooters: sustainability and safety. The upcycling process follows a zero-waste approach, with any leftover material undergoing our regular recycling process. We believe that road safety is a shared responsibility and wearing reflective items can make pedestrians and cyclists more visible at night.”

Bolt currently operates in 500 cities across 45 countries in Europe and Africa, including Dublin. The European mobility champion operates ride hailing services in Dublin and Cork, as well as electric bike schemes in Sligo and Kilkenny.

The jewellery has been created in collaboration with award-winning Estonian designer Tanel Veenre. Tanel’s signature whimsical style has been exhibited in over 300 solo and group exhibitions around the world. He has been awarded at London Fashion Week and is the recipient of the several international and local design contests including the Estonian Cultural Awards.

Hardwear collection

To create each piece, Tanel began by removing the distinctive green paint from Bolt scooters before cutting and shaping the metal and anodizing and painting the jewellery by hand.

Following this first collection, Tanel will continue to create jewellery from Bolt’s old scooter models. These will be available for sale on his website from Thursday 27th October.

Designer Tanel Veenre said: “Scooters are becoming increasingly popular across Europe and as newer generations are created older models become outdated. These old models are always recycled but it was great to use the quality materials that make up a Bolt scooter for this unique project. It was something completely out of the ordinary for me and I learned so much about working with aluminum – something I’d never done – and worked with geometric forms which is unusual for me.” 

Bolt operates scooters and e-bikes in more than 230 cities across 25 countries in Europe. It is the largest scooter provider on the continent with over 230,000 scooters in operation

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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