When travelling in Mexico during rainy season this year, we came across many options for cheap, fossil-fuel-based rain ponchos. This one on the photo was sold for 2€ in front of the jungle in Palenque. Inside, after a 15 minutes rain shower, tourists left the single-use ponchos behind in the trees.
This is only one example of a global phenomenon. Cheap throwaway products seem to be the only solution for sudden needs.
Weather Underground makes an attempt to move on from unreasonable use of resources and generally, plastic pollution. We combine functionality with a reasonable life span and a good eco balance.
While producing locally, the products shall be used world-wide, as long as travelling and tourism are popular, and as long as unexpected rain showers occur.