Fold-up paper cycle helmet wins James Dyson Award

Innovative fold-away bike helmet made from recyclable paper wins the coveted International James Dyson Award


(Image credit: EcoHelmet)

A fold-away, recyclable waterproof paper bicycle helmet has won the International James Dyson Award in recognition of its design and innovation.

The EcoHelmet was conceived by New York Pratt Institute of Design graduate Isis Shiffer, and features a radial honeycomb design that can be neatly folded away. It is claimed to offer the same level of protection as a regular polystyrene helmet.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.