Maine’s Artas Designs takes used materials like reclaimed wood, and turns them into design studio quality furnishings for a variety of commercial clients.
Mariott launched it Moxy Hotels brand in the US with the display of an open-air bar and hotel room prototype made from shipping containers.
Looking for green decor for your home? Consider a wool rug for those bare floor spots, as they’re a durable, natural, and stylish choice.
Designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel’s Capsula Mundi concept makes burial of the dead cleaner and greener by turning a cemetery into a tree nursery fed by decomposing bodies.
More consumers are willing to recycle their used clothing for vouchers, and big brands are working to create ‘closed-loop’ garments for the masses. Indicative of this year’s theme “Momentum”, these are the types of significant changes that industry leaders hope to continue by joining forces at the annual Ethical Fashion Forum’s (EFF) Source Summit.
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Zero waste strategies help societies to produce and consume goods while respecting ecological limits and the rights of communities. The strategies ensure that all discarded materials are safely and sustainably returned to nature or to manufacturing in place of raw materials. In a zero waste approach, waste management is not left only to politicians and technical experts; rather, everyone impacted—from residents of wealthy neighborhoods to the public, private, and informal sector workers who handle waste—has a voice.
What are the opportunities that exist for creating a more sustainable fashion industry? What challenges remain. Dr. Kate Fletcher’s recent lecture in St. Louis provided a glimpse into the future of “slow fashion.”
Award-winning designer, upcycling jewelry mastermind and the founder of a school and consultancy for aspiring sustainable designers are only a few of the accomplishments listed on Tara St. James’ fashion résumé. The Montreal-native shared with me her inspiration for the Fall collection, goals for partnering with Ecover’s Green Closet, and how fans and fashionistas can follow her next big move!
In their book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart conclude that waste and pollution are to be avoided entirely. “Pollution,” says McDonough, “is a symbol of design failure.” The challenge is to re-evaluate the materials we consume and the way we manufacture products so as to cut down on waste.
Portable buildings are more environmentally sustainable at every stage of their construction and installation, all the way through to their day-to-day use.
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