Recent Case Studies

Upcycling service for fashion overstock
by: Mirjam Visser, 2020-12-10 14:30:19 UTC
For a brand or retailer with (dead)stock HACKED by__ operates as a upcycling service. Designer Francisco van Benthum will up-cycle residual stocks into contemporary fashion for men and/or women. In a collaborating structure the HACKED by__ X [your brandname …
Free course: Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
by: Mirjam Visser, 2020-04-20 10:14:47 UTC
If you are interested in learning about sustainable packaging design, this MOOC course from the Technical University in Delft on is for you! You’ll also benefit if you are a professional in the packaging industry and want to learn how to find circular …
Stronger concrete with CO2 injection
by: Mirjam Visser, 2020-03-03 22:02:57 UTC
**CarbonCure is a piece of equipment that makes it possible to inject CO2 gas, from for instance emissions of nearby other production, into concrete when it is made into prefab stones and slabs. It can be integrated in all type of machines. The results …
Getting mainstream buyers to consumer more sustainable
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-10-22 18:51:31 UTC
Although most people claim to prefer a more sustainable product, only a limited number of ‘green buyers’ act on their words at the moment of purchase. To find out how to get mainstream buyers to buy more sustainable products, we used data on 950 Western …
Land Life Company reforests desert
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-09-05 13:45:20 UTC
After winning the 2015 Green Challenge, Life Line Company wins the 2018 Greentec Award for Sustainable Development for there method to regreen degenerated forests. The purpose of the COCOON is to support a seedling in its first year, when mortality rates …
Free MOOC on Design for Circular Economy starts February 8th, 2018
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-01-22 14:10:23 UTC
After huge success in the past also this year the TU Delft, is offering an introduction in Design for the Circular Economy, it is free and open for registration now. The course is led by TU Delft and co-created with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the …
Radical change in fashion industry; high fashion from leftovers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2018-01-08 16:17:10 UTC
Renown designers Alexander van Slobbe and Francisco van Benthum are providing the fashion industry with a radical alternative to the growing range of the fast-fashion chains and its ever increasing speed. This initiative offers a fertile base to discuss …
Re-usable packaging from coffee pulp
by: Mirjam Visser, 2017-12-01 20:27:06 UTC
The task was to create a standalone packaging box that would hold a selection of Lush solid bath oil balls. The packaging piece would enable customers to choose their own selection of bath oils, carry them home and then re-use their box on their next …
Effectively communicating sustainability to mainstream consumers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-25 13:58:54 UTC
A study by the United Nations Environmental Program reports that only 4% of consumers actually buy sustainable products, this is in stark contrast with the 40% who stated that they were willing to buy more sustainable products. Other research sometimes …
Get inspiration from nature. And when you are at it why not enter the competition?
by: Mirjam Visser, 2016-01-14 14:59:03 UTC
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life …


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