12 Designers Contributing to a Better Earth with Design
Earth Day may be just one day, but for designers, making green decisions is a year-round thing. Whether it’s choosing natural dye, creating with recycled materials, or telling stories about nature, their efforts help shape the world we live in. Wonder how they do it? Here are stories from 12 eco-friendly designs!
Persistence: the only way to making a difference
Find everything from clothings, household goods to tea and coffee at Earthtree, one of the first and most longstanding fair trade activists in Taiwan since 2006.
Organic Moon Pads form TWINE
TWINE is Taiwan’s own fair trade design studio, working with natural and recycled materials, collaborating with workers in Nepal, India, and other countries. Your choices make a difference in this world! (Also read the story of Beara Beara: bags designed in London, handmade in Bolivia.)
Hidden Bud Skirt from YOUNGA
While volunteering in Africa, the founder of YOUNGA fell in love with the genuine locals and the colorful fabrics they make. She created YOUNGA to pass on the positive energy and to source work to women across Asia.
Recycling & upcycling: the past can’t be undone
Pouch from Chick Style Moto
In Taiwan, almost every student, professional and grandma owns a motorcycle. Chick Style Moto gives new life to old seats from broken-down bikes, and answers the sentiment people have for their beat-up buddies!
Walking Shoes from FYE
The story behind: objects that make you think
Plastic Land Candle from CASE
Most aromatic candles help you relax, but if you’ve also got the world’s problems on your mind, CASE will stay up with you all night.
Materials matter: it’s the detail that counts
Tire Purse from ++ek
In the hands of a mechanic, tires and parts from cars and bikes become both the material and creative source of practical lifestyle goods.
Designer Isis returned to fashion when she walked upon natural dyes, and began creating clothes and bags with mineral and plant-based dyes, natural cotton, linen, silk and wool.
After designer Mamiko returned to Japan and found her second child born with eczema, she decided to start making organic baby clothing that feels safe and comfortable—the way a rumah (“home” in Indonesian) should be.
Which way of green living resonates with you?
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