Recent Case Studies

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DryDye dyes fabric with CO2 instead of water
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-04-13 14:42:45 UTC
The Yeh group developed a process in which fabric is dyed by using CO2 as a medium instead of water. They concentrate on sports apparel and for instance Adidas uses the DRYDYE fabric in the THE Performance T-shirts designed by Stella McCartney made of recycled …
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Empowering Responsible Value Chains
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-30 09:09:47 UTC
Since design is more than making products beautiful to the eye :) Beyond Supply Chains identifies a set of 31 proven supply chain practices. The report shows that companies applying these practices can increase revenue by up to 20% for responsible products …
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Win 500,000 Euro with your Sustainable Business plan
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-25 12:35:48 UTC
The ninth edition of the annual competition for green business plans is open to sustainable startups from all over the world from 11 March 2015 until June 1st 2015. The winner will receive €500,000 to help bring his or her plan to market. An additional …
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Product Risk and the Circular Economy in Product Design. Free Webinar on March 18th
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-03-12 14:19:39 UTC
Minimizing product risk (e.g., relating to materials supply, price volatility, environmental impact, or human health) is increasingly important for manufacturing businesses. So is increased resource efficiency. Transitioning to more circular models of business …
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Project Masiluleke HIV care by mobile services
by: Mirjam Visser, 2015-02-17 16:10:39 UTC
Over 5 million people in South Africa are living with HIV and the country has the highest burden of TB-HIV co-infection. TB treatment completion and cure rates fall below 50% in almost half of the districts. Project Masiluleke, Zulu for to give wise counsel …
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Co-designed sneakers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-12-15 14:48:43 UTC
!SYOU is a new way to think about sneaker design. A fresh sneaker concept mixing on-the-edge design, high quality materials. Designed by Co-Design. A creative and commercial handshake across the world. The first batch of co-designed, first edition !SYOU …
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UPcycled collection made of leftovers
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-11-10 10:08:41 UTC
Initiated by Droog, UP is an investigative economic model that aims to increase the value of dead stock through re-design. An alternative to recycling and disposal, UP treats leftover goods as raw material for creative re-interpretation in order to bring …
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Snap a car: car sharing with your neighbourhood
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-10-28 14:33:11 UTC
23 Hours a day the average car, of the 250 million cars in Europe, is parked. SnappCar tries to get 1% of the cars from the road by promoting car sharing among friends and neighbours. Now active in the Netherlands, Germany and soon in the UK there ambition …
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Transparent Fashion Supply Chain: on material, labour and cost of every step
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-10-24 07:56:36 UTC
Belgium Bruno Pieters started Honest By in 2012, a fashion company producing sustainable fashion made, mainly, in Europe. Honest By provides it customers with detailed information on every step in its supply chain. Which material is sourced where and produced …
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Up cycled computer fans
by: Mirjam Visser, 2014-10-24 07:54:13 UTC
I like to share an example of up cycling with you. Henri Maurer de-assembled computers and took the still working fans out to combine them into an in-door fan with a technological and arty looking design thus extending life of the parts.

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