Dutch design student George Barratt-Jones has a novel approach to keeping rail commuters warm while they wait on a draughty platform. He has built a pedal-powered knitting machine that can conjure up a scarf in five minutes. According to Barratt-Jones, “It gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give to someone who needs it more.”
Watch the Cyclo Knitter in action
The ethical choice
The ETA was established in 1990 as an ethical provider of green, reliable travel services. 30 years on, we continue to offer cycle insurance, travel insurance, breakdown cover and home insurance while putting concern for the environment at the heart of all we do.