Sustainable Design Supplement

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design is not a passing fad. It is now integral to the future of the industry, particularly among the emerging talents as this year’s graduate shows will certainly reveal. It is the more established players, particularly in branding, that need to get up to speed.

The good guys

With sustainability gaining ground in every area of contemporary life, Suzanne Hinchliffe takes a look at the leading campaigners for Green design, all of whom are striving to embed its core principles whenever and wherever they can


Museum standards

The parameters of sustainable practice are shifting rapidly in the world of exhibition design, with many key institutions seeking to make their shows less taxing on the environment. Anna Richardson reports on the latest initiatives

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Green gauged

Designers influence consumer behaviour every day through the medium of packaging, and so are well-placed to promote the benefits of sustainability. Sarah Woods looks at some recent creative initiatives to reduce waste and protect the environment


Furniture fair

Designers who strive to incorporate Fairtrade principles in furniture production run the risk of accusations of naivety and exploitation. John Stones takes a look at three different approaches to this Green challenge Sustainability can be much more than simply Green. After all, if the ethics of manufacture can become central to the marketing of bananas […]


Minimum impact

Printing and paper are central to the working lives of many designers, but both are unavoidably polluting. What can be done to ensure collateral environmental damage is kept to a minimum? Caroline Clark provides a guide to best practice ‘It’s hard to escape the fact that print is, fundamentally, a pretty mucky business. Trees are […]

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