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Provenance | Building trust in great companies and their products. Moment design: 24 issey miyake store in sapporo. Jul 13, 2011 moment design: 24 issey miyake store in sapporo ‘clothing store’ for 24 issey miyake by hisaaki hirawata + tomohiro watabe of moment design located in sapporo, japan images courtesy of moment design hisaaki hirawata + tomohiro watabe of japanese practice moment design has completed a clothing retail store for the iconic fashion brand 24 issey miyake located in sapporo, japan. flexibility and modularity were of utmost priority to quickly modify the retail floor for the transient seasonal displays. accommodating for the ease of the frequent changes was the starting point for the design while supporting the brand’s fresh identity was equally important. adjustable rack and shelf paneled wall blank display walls shelves awaiting merchandise display presenting merchandise interior elevation of display wall panels open into shelves presentation of merchandise moveable display (left) rectangular panel detail (right) perforated vertical strip for clothing racks lauren grieco I designboom.

Be.e Scooter. Little Wood. BRAND SACRIFICE. Positive Week 2014 - Positive Luxury | Positive Luxury. Positive Luxury is proud to start the countdown to our annual celebration of the world’s most trusted brands. Running from 6th – 12th October, Positive Week will see brands around the globe telling their positive stories about how they are bettering society and the environment through social media, online content, events and competitions. This year, we’re asking you, which brands do you trust and why? Ways to get involved: Find out what brands are doing to better people and the planet Ask them over social mediaCheck to see if they have a brand pageLet us know which brands you trust and why Spread the word about Positive Week Look out for the #PositiveWeekFound a great brand?

Look out for Click to Trust Launching on 6th October is our new social button and feedback network – Click to TrustLook out for the little black button on websites.Click to Trust and let your friends know they can trust them too. Are you Positive Luxury brand?


What is RAW for the Oceans? People's Climate March: thousands demand action around the world - as it happened | Australia news. Naomi Klein, the activist and author whose new book is about climate change and capitalism, writes in a comment article for the Guardian that the “true leaders” on climate change are not those at the UN summit on Tuesday but those in the streets today. Is it a stunt? Well, sure, all protests are. But the mere act of expressing our collective sense of climate urgency goes beyond symbolism. What is most terrifying about the threat of climate disruption is not the unending procession of scientific reports about rapidly melting ice sheets, crop failures and rising seas. It’s the combination of trying to absorb that information while watching our so-called leaders behave as if the global emergency is no immediate concern.

She also reprises one of the themes of her book, that it is not top-down governmental approaches or business that hold the key to tackling climate change, but grassroots movements: Can you be arsed? THE 10-YEAR HOODIE: Built for Life, Backed for a Decade! by Jake Bronstein. The 10-Year Hoodie Is... 1 - A Super Premium, unisex sweatshirt made with only the finest of materials. It'll grow into you the way your favorite sweatshirt should — getting softer with wear, keeping you warm and snuggly, and stacking up stories along the way. 2 - Built for life, guaranteed to last at least a decade and backed with FREE mending!

Every stitch tells a story — put it through its paces and it'll actually get better, more interesting, and more unique over a lifetime of wear. 3 - A battle cry: Not everything should be disposable. Companies have systematically lowered your expectations to the point where it's hard to know what to expect anymore. 4 - 100% Made in America. 5 - Sold direct. It starts when the Flint and Tinder team overheard a conversation in a factory we were visiting. In the manufacturing industry, knowing that something will need to be replaced instead of fixed is known as "planned obsolescence. " It doesn't have to be this way though — far from it. Can Currency Campaigns : recycled cans. In an eco-conscious marketing move, McDonald's Stockholm is letting you pay for food with recycled cans.

The interactive initiative was conceived and designed by advertising agency DDB Stockholm to encourage young people to clean up the area around them and care for the environment. By collecting discarded cans customers can fill up a bag with a specified amount to get free burgers. For ten recycled cans you can get a cheeseburger or hamburger, while 40 cans get you a Big Mac. The recycling bags are attached to billboards strategically placed near areas young people are likely to congregate near. According to the Swedish fast food chain, which now accepts "cards, cash and cans," the campaign appeals to cash-poor youth to help deal with summer-specific garbage after festivals and outdoor parks become popular. The Sustainable Wheel. In The Sustainable Wheel trend report we offer some critical thought around the definition of sustainable design. Quite often sustainability is only refered to as an environmental issue. Maybe we have to adapt a more holistic mindset and extend sustainability beyond the mere material.

It’s necessary to look further and include values such as authenticity, aesthetics, affectivity, multi-quality and compatibility. Without a holistic approach when designing for sustainability we risk sustaining the un-sustainable. You can read our reports in three different ways according to your own personal taste. The Sustainable Wheel flip through version The Sustainable Wheel pdf version The Sustainable Wheel plain text version Our Keynote The climate debate is probably the one sole topic getting the most attention in the global media torrent.

Design interacts constantly in our lives, it both solves problems and creates desires. Designboost 2007 To be dynamic 1. 2. Our interview …with Jennifer Leonard -Quality. Nature’s living wisdom trend report from David Report by Kristina Dryza. One of the world’s top trend forecasters, Kristina Dryza, explores nature’s living wisdom in this new issue of The David Report. Kristina asserts that rhythm is the keynote of nature and is fundamental to wellbeing. Not just a sign of life – rhythm is life. She writes that we often forget our body is part of the body of nature and it’s when we reference, embrace and embody the seasonal, circadian, lunar and tidal energies that we invite their wisdom to become our own. We stop breaking ourselves against the laws of nature and instead awaken to the rhythm of all things. You can read our reports in three different ways according to your own personal taste. Nature’s living wisdom digital magazine version Nature’s living wisdom pdf version Nature’s living wisdom plain text version Introduction Seasonal, circadian, lunar and tidal patterns don’t just form the background to our lives – they are our lives.

Nature as the changing and the changeless The cycles of creation Simplicity rules Conclusion. Hiut Denim - Hiut Denim. Main features - Nissan Leaf Acenta, Tekna and Visia - electric cars.


The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing. Timberland open a new design concept in their Regent Street store. Can fashion help save the world? Forget what Netflix’s says; green might just be the new black. With a growing number of young individuals and brands in the fashion industry behind the sustainable cause, could the end of fast fashion really be on the horizon? Or is it just a load of hot air… After the devastating Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh last April the issue of sustainable fashion has risen again. Human lives were literally crushed under the weight of fast fashion, but a new frontier of global awareness about the provenance of our clothing has emerged in the 17 months since. Quite simply, we can no longer justify ignorance about disposable fashion – an ignorance which made us obliquely complicit in Rana Plaza’s 1129 deaths. But can caring become cool?

One brand closing that gap is The Reformation, a five-year-old brand that counts Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karlie Kloss and Alexa Chung amongst its roster of ‘Ref babes’. A surprising bolster to sustainability has been normcore. Ifixit. 18 Green Artists Who Are Making Climate Change And Conservation A Priority. "The quality of place, the reaction to immediate contact with earth and growing things that have a fugal relationship with mountains and sky, is essential to the integrity of our existence on this planet," the famous American photographer Ansel Adams wrote in his autobiography. From the romantic painters of the late 18th century to Adams to contemporary figures like Pedro Reyes and Agnes Denes, artists have long had a fascination -- and deep respect -- for the planet on which we exist. With the words "global warming" and "climate change" never far from the headlines, artists like Adams and co. are more relevant than ever.

Tying together the scientific and creative worlds in acts of beauty and activism, sculptors, painters, photographers and more have the power to make environmentalism a priority and bring green initiatives to the forefront of cultural conversations. Behold, 18 green artists who are making climate change and conservation a priority. 1. Olafur Eliasson. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. S Trend Briefing covering "10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013" “Not just transparent, but naked and proud ;-)” So what’s next for the mega-trend of transparency? Brands must move from ‘having nothing to hide’, to pro-actively showing and proving they have nothing to hide, and go beyond uttering lofty statements on 'values' or 'culture' to real, unambiguous and clear evidence, or statements about actual results.

No, not all consumers will be this demanding, but as total transparency becomes a hygiene factor, even those that aren’t will expect brands to prove their ethical and environmental credentials to those that do care. Some stats: The percentage of global consumers who trust business to do what is right fell from 56% in 2011 to 53% in 2012 (Source: Edelman, January 2012).

The proportion of people saying brands making a notable positive contribution to their lives is around 8% in European markets, and 5% in the US. While the bulk of the examples below might be food-related, the takeaway is clear... McDonald’s: Calorie information on menus. S Trend Briefing covering "10 Crucial Consumer Trends for 2013" “Local manufacturing is the new Service Economy.” In 2013, manufacturing is coming home, that is, if ‘home’ is a mature market. Driving this trend: the perfect storm of consumers’ ever-greater NEWISM, the expectation of getting just the right product (and NOW!) , eco-concerns and the desire for more interesting STATUS STORIES, all combined with the spread of new local manufacturing technologies such as 3D-printing and make-on-demand. And of course, consumer embrace of AGAIN MADE HERE will be welcome news for executives concerned by rising labor costs in China, long lead times and fragile global supply chains.

Just one stat to kick-start the discussion: Four out of five US shoppers (76%) notice "Made in the USA" claims and labels, and are more likely to purchase that product (Source: Perception Research, July 2012). Observant readers will have by now noted how PRESUMERS and AGAIN MADE HERE will feed off each other in the coming months. Source: NYCMayorsOffice Tesla Model S: Made in California. Nudie Jeans – The Naked Truth About Denim. S Trend Briefing covering "7 Consumer Trends To Run With In 2014" Growing numbers of consumers can no longer escape an awareness of the damage done by their consumption: to the planet, society, or themselves.

But a mixture of indulgence, addiction and conditioning mean that most can’t substantially change their consumption habits. The result? A never-ending guilt spiral. Which creates exciting opportunities for brands that combine tackling this guilt spiral with consumers’ endless status seeking (still the driving force behind all consumer behavior).

Indeed, GUILT-FREE STATUS will be the ultimate indulgence in 2014. Time to create products and services that deliver a guilt-free status fix by being one of these: Known by all. Visibly guilt-free. Warning: this trend is NOT about GUILTWASHING. Tesla Guilt-free status symbol goes global The Tesla Model S sedan luxury electric vehicle began shipping to Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands in August 2013, with right hand drive models scheduled for March 2014. Nudie Old jeans become limited edition rugs. S November 2013 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "GUILT-FREE CONSUMPTION" November 2013 Trend Briefing: Why guilt-free is the new luxury for consumers, and the Holy Grail for businesses.

This month’s Trend Briefing highlights nothing less than the future of consumerism, if not that of business at large (yes, the future of humanity will follow next month ;). Building on our recent Trend Briefings on CLEAN SLATE BRANDS and DEMANDING BRANDS, and bringing together various strands of the HUMAN BRANDS and BETTER BUSINESS mega-trends, GUILT-FREE CONSUMPTION (GFC) is a compelling answer to the current, epic quest for more aware, more ethical, more sustainable consumerism. Fueled by a pervasive awareness of the conflicts between their consumerist impulses and their aspirations to be 'good', experienced consumers are increasingly wracked with guilt. The result? A growing hunger for a new kind of consumption: one free from worry (or at least with less worry) about its negative impact, yet that allows continued indulgence. Transparency Triumph Clean Contrast Some Stats: Garden Bridge.

AboutThe GardenBridge London’s Garden Bridge will be a stunning new public garden and pedestrian crossing, spanning the River Thames, linking the South Bank to Temple station and beyond. Designed by Heatherwick Studio and inspired by actress and campaigner, Joanna Lumley, the Bridge will provide a vital new route between north and south London and feature plants, trees, woodland and meandering walkways to be used and enjoyed by all.

Led by The Garden Bridge Trust, its ground breaking design will integrate a new kind of public space into the fabric of the city, adding to London’s rich and diverse horticultural heritage. Garden Bridge Trust is a registered charity.Charity No. 1155246. Garden Bridge Trust is a registered company limited by guarantee.Company No. 8755461. Registered company address:50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BL Video Thanks You have been signed up to our list. Garden Bridge Environmental Statement Garden Bridge Consultation Report Consultation - Analysis of Responses pdf 6,698 KB Jobs. Trends and Drivers - Corporate Social Responsibility. There is emerging evidence that effectively implemented, CSR can have significant impact in motivating, developing and retaining staff.

Novo Nordisk, a high-value CSR pharmaceutical company in Denmark, for example, after launching their Values in Action program, which aligns their business objectives with sustainable development principles, saw a 5% drop in staff turnover, while Sears found a 20% reduction in staff turnover since implementing their CSR program. (Skinner, 2002, p.1). A landmark international CSR study of human resource practitioners conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 2006, reveals that CSR practices are seen as important to employee morale (50%), loyalty (41%), retention (29%), recruitment of top employees (25%) and productivity (12%).

[Note that percentages reflect Canadian responses] (SHRM, 2007, p. 27). In this “war for talent”, employer differentiation will become more and more important. Seven fabrics inspired by nature: from the lotus leaf to butterflies and sharks | Guardian Sustainable Business. ORGANIC DWELLING. Rurbanites (!?!) | SLOWBOAT.