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Kindness by Design: Setting the Standard for a Sustainable Fashion Future

Kindness by Design: Setting the Standard for a Sustainable Fashion Future | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
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Embedding sustainability in all design

Embedding sustainability in all design | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
In the second in our series on sustainability and design, Chris Sherwin explores how to get sustainability into each and every design project...
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Sustainable Fashion — A Movement Coming To A Store Near You

Sustainable Fashion — A Movement Coming To A Store Near You | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it

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Passive Progressive: a bamboo-clad modern farmhouse in France

Passive Progressive: a bamboo-clad modern farmhouse in France | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Among the first Passive Houses in France, this bamboo-clad farmhouse by the Parisian firm Karawitz Architecture brings a bit of green to tiny Bessancourt.

When architects Milena Karanesheva and Mischa Witzmann—the couple behind Paris-based Karawitz Architecture—decided it was time for more space, they knew that they’d have to move their private lives outside of the French capital. After much research they settled on the small town of Bessancourt, about 17 miles northwest of Paris, because it offered an easy train ride into the city and a five-minute walk to the Montmorency Forest, ideal for their two young kids. But as for the house they’d live in, as Karanesheva puts it, “We wanted to use the opportunity to experiment.”

They commenced building in 2008, with German Passive House standards as their sustainability polestar. By construction’s end they had created a 1,733-square-foot home that uses only 4,200 kilowatt-hours per year—about a tenth of what a conventionally constructed house in France might use. With no other means of heating or cooling than those generated by the structure—a tenet of Passive House design—the new home is modeled on the French country dwellings of the area. Regional aesthetic codes also made their presence felt—out went any plans for a terraced roof, in came the barnhouse slope—but the resulting bamboo-clad abstraction of a farmhouse makes a strikingly modern addition to the rural landscape...


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Eco-fashion: 2013 Red Carpet Green Dress challenge begins - Los Angeles Times

Eco-fashion: 2013 Red Carpet Green Dress challenge begins - Los Angeles Times | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Eco-fashion: 2013 Red Carpet Green Dress challenge beginsLos Angeles TimesThe annual Red Carpet Green Dress competition, which challenges designers to create a gown made entirely of sustainable materials with the winning design to be worn on the...
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Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet

Infographic: How Plastic Bags Are Destroying Our Planet | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Arte Ideas infographic shows us how destructive plastic bags are on our planet.
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How can cities be designed for sustainable living?

How can cities be designed for sustainable living? | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
How can cities be designed for sustainable living?


A new interactive exhibition from the Guardian, 'Our Urban Future', explores the importance of cities in making the world a more sustainable place. The exhibition at The Crystal in London's Docklands seeks to challenge and reinvent the way we think about cities and gives visitors the chance to learn how they can make a contribution to sustainable living.

Scroll through the gallery showcasing snippets from the exhibition, and read responses on how cities can be designed for sustainable living and share what you think urban environments will look like in future...


Visit the link for a slideshow of exhibition highlights, including:

  • The immersive Forces of Change theatre: a global view of the challenges and opportunities that climate change, demographic change and urbanisation raise.
  • The Creating Cities game: exploring issues around city management and urban planning.
  • The Go Electric Zone: the challenges and solutions to balancing energy supply, demand and storage.
  • The Water is Life Zone: harvested rainwater is used to shed light on desalination, purity and resources.
  • The ‘Future Life’ film gallery: how London, New York and Copenhagen look forward to 2050, and envisioning how our cities could develop if sustainable solutions are embraced.

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Ethical Fashion in London 09/2012 – Review: Are we getting there?

Ethical Fashion in London 09/2012 – Review: Are we getting there? | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
London Fashion September 2012: This season's EstEthica was possibly the best edition yet. Finally, there was also a relevant number of brands. Shirahime's insights.
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From Blood Diamonds and Dirty Gold to Fair Trade

From Blood Diamonds and Dirty Gold to Fair Trade | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it

'From Blood Diamonds and Dirty Gold to Fair Trade' blog post by Marc Choyt. CSRWIRE - Talkback September 17, 2012

 

Making responsible, fair trade jewelry more common than organic food: The transformation of the jewelry sector is underway.... http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/540-from-blood-diamonds-and-dirty-gold-to-fair-trade


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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
A property developer hired Morag Myerscough to design and build a pop-up cafe to spruce up the area around the Greenwich rail station for the London Olympics. The result was the eye-popping Movement Café (MVMNT Café), which is built from recycled shipping containers, reusable scaffolding, and brightly painted wood walls. Constructed in only 16 days, the cafe was open just in time for the start of the Olympics to serve up locally sourced, food and drink - including homemade vegan-friendly gelato - to spectators headed out to Greenwich Park


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How To Live With Less In Style and Comfort

How To Live With Less In Style and Comfort | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.
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MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water

MIT Develops a Way to Magnetically Separate Oil From Water | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill we explored several innovative methods to separate oil from water.
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Nothing is the Next Big Thing

Nothing is the Next Big Thing | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Editing our lives to be better and greener is a challenge, but if we're smart, we can all make nothing the next big thing.
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Full circle: products that are made with recycling in mind

Full circle: products that are made with recycling in mind | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Companies should look to closed-loop product design if they want to make sustainability a core part of their future strategy...
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SuperBrands at London Design Festival

SuperBrands at London Design Festival | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it

Richard Hutton's product for Ngispen is brilliant in its simplicity - it is laser cut from a single sheet creating absolutely no waste.

 


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Sustainable Fashion: Italian style and quality too

Sustainable Fashion: Italian style and quality too | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Where Kate Fletcher's books are the ultimate handbooks for fashion creatives, this is the first book that makes - at least in parts - a serious attempt at creating a compelling business case for sustainability in the fashion industry.
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Daily Kos: Getting to Sustainability: I Have Seen the Enemy, and He ...

Daily Kos: Getting to Sustainability: I Have Seen the Enemy, and He ... | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Without rehashing that piece, I argued that good consumers help change our consumption culture and invest in sustainability, and that's exactly what we need to get to a sustainable society. To be frank, despite all of our ...
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Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems

Jerszy Seymour’s Colorful 100% Biodegradable ‘Amateur Masters’ Chairs Challenge Design Systems | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Jerszy Seymour‘s ‘Amateur Masters’ colorful chairs are made from polycaprolactone wax – a strong and 100% biodegradable material. They are part of the NgispeN collection, which was developed under the art direction of Richard Hutten.
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Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage

Debunked: 10 of the Most Common Excuses for Not Paying a Living Wage | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
We've debunked 10 of the biggest excuses that fashion companies make for using sweatshops and not paying a living wage.
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8 Designs That Integrate Beautiful Architecture and Renewable Energy - Flavorwire

8 Designs That Integrate Beautiful Architecture and Renewable Energy - Flavorwire | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
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Attuned to Nature...

Attuned to Nature... | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it

The Endesa Pavilion is a progressive prototype that explores the potential of replicating natural processes via digital coding to accomplish accurate and desired results.

With a multitude of workshops, news bulletins, symposiums, et all propounding the intelligent use of natural resources world over, there are several diligent minds painstakingly ticking on actually accomplishing the needful. The Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) with a ‘projects’ division headed by architect Rodrigo Rubio has created a research prototype of a new self-sufficient solar-optimized prefabricated skin system...


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Reclaimed Wood Love: iDesign Sunday + Green Bloggin’

Reclaimed Wood Love: iDesign Sunday + Green Bloggin’ | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
So you should know by now that OWNG likes to keep it old! Right?  Well if you didn’t, now you do! =)  Since I am taking a furniture design class, I’ve become slightly obsessed with furn... (the first #iDesignSunday + #GreenBloggin combo!
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A Device That Recycles Shower Water To Wash Clothes

A Device That Recycles Shower Water To Wash Clothes | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
It’s the greenest clean: a shower that reuses water to wash your clothes.
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Old Water Tower is Recycled into a New House

Old Water Tower is Recycled into a New House | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
Having passed this water tower many times, now we know that it's a recycled house by designer Tom Dixon.
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McGill University Students Build Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion Out of Locally-Sourced Materials

McGill University Students Build Twisted ContemPLAY Pavilion Out of Locally-Sourced Materials | Sustainability by Design | Scoop.it
The ContemPLAY pavilion, a dynamic piece of outdoor furniture that conjures up multi-generational perceptions of contemplation and play.
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