Contact

alice@thegrapelab.org

Studios

서울시 용산구 한남동 729-7

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Sustainability All the Way

Grape Lab, is a sustainable design lab which does various experiments to solve environmental and social issues from a design point of view. We focus on wasted resources and vulnerable people in marginal areas of our society. 

 

Combining recycled and wood-free papers with unique folding techniques we create unique stationery products with sustainable lifecycles. 

Zero Waste

We transform wasted resources into design pieces. The scraps of our production process become cards, tags, bands and shopping bags, creating a culture of zero-waste, which is part of our goals.

Sustainable Culture

We turn upcycling into part of our culture by practicing greener habits with our community on workshops and exhibits–changing their habits and mindset to protect and prepare future generations.

Job Opportunities

We offer work opportunities to vulnerable minorities in our society–creating a collaborative platform for people with disabilities to show their talents, gain space and become financially independent.

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2017

grape lab founded

2017

crowdfunding | indiegogo campaign

2017

crowdfunding | wadiz campaign

2018

b2b partnership | KBS media

2018

b2b partnership | won buddhism

2018

b2b parnetship | korea development bank

2018

crowdfunding | tumblbug campaign

2018

b2b partnership | wonkwang university

2019

crowdfunding | wadiz campaign

2019

b2b prototyping | google korea

2019

expo | national stationery show NY

2019

b2b partnership | SK

2019

grant | hana power impact

2019

grant | SK 행복나래

2019

grant | korea employment agency for persons with disabilities

2019

b2b partnership | aramco

2019

grant | seoul business agency

2019

crowdfunding | happy bean campaign

2019

grant | h-on dream

About the Founder

Alice Kim

CEO & Art Director

Min Yang Kim was a UX designer with 10+ years of experience in the IT area and one of the initial members of Kakao, a popular mobile service in Korea. Her creation, Kakao’s emoticon service, generated high profit, over 3B dollars, for the company and for local cartoonists.

After concluding her Masters in Sustainable Design at Kingston University in the UK, she changed her path, deciding to solve world’s problems from a designer point of view. She is keen to build a sustainable circular economic system, focusing on wasted materials, upcycling, marginalized artists and minorities.

Meet the Team

Jinju Kwon

Designer

Karol Campos

Designer & Global Relations

Eli Kim

PR Manager

Sawol Choi

Accounting Manager

Ae Jeong Ham

Finance Manager

Seungho Shin

Illustrator & Production Manager

Hwang Jae Cho

Creation Team

Woo Jeong Lim

Creation Team

Ye Eun Han

Creation Team

Eun Seo Nam

Intern

Seong Jin Han

Intern

Hong Jun Kim

Intern