Recent Case Studies

Upcycling, an upgrade from recycling
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-13 19:42:14 UTC
Mile High Club is a water-resistant, handmade exclusive women’s parka with pockets, gathered waist with adjustable pull strings, and zippered hood. Ingredients: Retired Virgin hot air balloon ‘Tango’. New zipper and toggles. Colour: Virgin red. Screenprinted …
Carpet cleans the air
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-11 21:35:06 UTC
Desso is a dutch carpet manufacturer which commited itselfs a few years ago to go Cradle to Cradle and even go beyond that to innovate in ways to not only don’t harm people with the use and production of their products but improve quality of life for their …
Establishing a sustainable fashion line
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-05 08:25:51 UTC
“Naturevsfuture® is an artistic expression of organic futurism via clothing. Blending innovative, sculptural design with natural & sustainable fabrics naturevsfuture® is designed with an eco-conscious approach. NVF acknowledges the increased environmental …
Make to order not for stock
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-16 14:54:59 UTC
FEIT was founded in 2005 as a response to a mass produced, bottom line driven industry. An industry disconnected from the traditional art of shoe making. All FEIT products are made by hand using natural materials. They work with the finest suppliers …
Enter Biophilia Design Contest
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-02-08 12:31:58 UTC
Interface Biophilia Design Contest closing date April first 2013. This contest for architects and (interior) designers challenges to design corresponding to nature and human experiences. Send …
Bamboo as language and basis for a chair
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-29 22:14:03 UTC
Creation “9707”: Bamboo Chair The Bamboo chair was designed to commemorate the ten year anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. The chair celebrates both China’s heritage, as well as the country’s transition into the modern 21st century. Bamboo …
Invitation to OLED Webinar, 22nd of January 4PM CET (Amsterdam)
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-16 16:05:59 UTC
I have been writing on OLED technology before as this new technology not only providing energy efficient lighting but also a technology giving a lot …
IMM Cologne: my favorite Sustainable Brand positioning
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-01-14 17:20:14 UTC
This is my brand discovery of this weeks IMM Cologne, one of the worlds biggest furniture fairs. Extremis, a Belgium brand of outdoor furniture. They deliver on their mission: _Added value, innovate or die, we love the planet, classics of the future …
Control energy, water and gas consumption
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-12-07 12:46:55 UTC
Waacs is not promoting itself as a “green” design agency but is alway looking with customers what options are. In this case the goal was to create interaction between user and the system to change user behavior towards more sustainable behavior. The client …
Creating Behavior Change Webinar by Sheldon Group on December 13, 2012
by: Mirjam Visser, 2012-11-30 08:01:59 UTC
What do these consumers have in common? 90% of Americans have purchased a green product, but haven’t continued to do so. Half of Americans said they made 1–3 energy-efficient home improvements, but still saw increases in their utility bill. …


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