In 2009 I followed the Cradle-to-Cradle(C2C) training of EPEA which made me accredited as C2C design consultant. Now there is an online course which gives information about C2C in an accessible way. If you like to know more about C2C this is a good course to follow.
Last month I wrote to you about design for recycling and biodegradation. I would like to introduce you to a few of my pinterest boards which might be interesting to follow. With pinterest it is very easy to collect pictures of designs and materials as an inspiration. I collected inspiration about Design for biodegradation, disassembly, flexible material innovations, old textile crafts, clever designs and design methods to name a few.
When you are following my blog for a while you know that design for disassembly is a returning topic in my articles. But are you already doing it yourself? Are you designing products that are easy to assembly and disassemble in order to make recycling or biodegradation possible?
Colouring textiles is a process that is very old. A lot of people like decorated textiles and using colour is one way to do this.
In this article I am going to describe different ways of colouring that can be used as in inspiration to colour textiles and fibres in the future.
In October I wrote about adding value to the world with your company instead of reducing your impact. (Click here for the article of October) I would like to add to this: set positive goals and start with setting the values. "Don't be a pessimist. The glass is half empty. But don't just be a passive optimist either. The glass is half full. Start with inventory: take scientific stock of your situation. The glass is full of water and air. Then signal your intention for design: I want the glass to be bigger."
What are your plans of 2015? What do you want to accomplish on sustainability level?
Here are some ideas that help you start:
Tell me what your plans are, by e-mail or in the comments below.
If there is any way I can help you with reaching your goals, please let me know!
Together we design infinite value.