Week 41, 2020:
Brands spotted

This week, we've spotted a Swedish non-alcoholic drink, regenerative and biodegradable foodware, and a psychedelic puzzle brand from Italy.

We also came across Via Maris (via amazing Emily Singer), a brand that's giving traditional Jewish objects, such as chanukiahs and mezuzah scrolls, a design-forward makeover. It's an example of what appears to be a wider, but still very much emerging, trend to update religious goods and services to reflect modern tastes. Another online brand, Niyya, launched last year and makes multi-purpose prayer mats that can also be used as a fashion or home accessory. Meanwhile, Hackney Church in London has spent the past three years rethinking its brand identity. In September, it launched a slick new look that feels more e-commerce than ecclesiastical.

What new brands have you spotted this week?

Via Maris

A brand that's designing traditional Jewish object for modern tastes.

Auto Farmer

A competitive card game that's all about growing cannabis.

Påhoj

An all-in-one bike seat and baby stroller from Sweden.

Restore

Foodware, including straws, cutlery and takeaway boxes, made from regenerative materials.

Mejo

Psychedelic 500-piece puzzles, made in Italy

Troop

Canned cocktails with all the ingredients listed on the label.

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