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Q&A with Core77 design winner: Euphemia, cradle-to-cradle fashion footwear

Q&A with Core77 design winner: Euphemia, cradle-to-cradle fashion footwear

Ben Kaufman’s company, Quirky, is all about finding great ideas from regular people and turning them into real, marketable products, and Core77 is all about covering the best and latest in design and technology. Throughout the Quirky series, we’ll be bringing you stories from designers, inventors and entrepreneurs who’ve either already brought their product from concept to completion or are right in the middle of that process – and all without the help of a company like Ben’s.

Today we bring you the story of Euphemia, winner of the Core77 Design Award for Soft Goods/Apparel. Designed by Helen Furber.

Point/Counterpoint: C2C Home Design Contest and Construction

Point/Counterpoint: C2C Home Design Contest and Construction

The first (and so far, only) Cradle-to-Cradle home, which we profiled yesterday, caused quite a green stir. Not only did it feature a plethora of green design features, it was architecturally adventurous and forward-looking. It was designed to be built outside Roanoke, Virginia, (in a suburb called Gainsboro) though, and in order for the home…

Cradle to Cradle: The Stuff That Surrounds Us

Cradle to Cradle: The Stuff That Surrounds Us

After reading about a few of the different kinds of products that can be considered “Cradle to Cradle,” you might be thinking to yourself, “It’s great that these products represent a new way of creating things, but, if I don’t buy them, what does it matter to me?” Good question. Aside from thinking it’s important…

Cradle to Cradle, In Real Life: It Works!

Cradle to Cradle, In Real Life: It Works!

“Cradle to Cradle” has gone from a cool-sounding, high-level idea to roadmap to a more sustainable world to practical design manual that is influencing the way that the stuff we use gets designed and built. It may sound a little bit like a pie-in-the-sky goal, an easy-to-say, difficult-to-implement practice, but it’s really happening. Here are…

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

According to the Dictionary of Sustainable Management [www.sustainabilitydictionary.com], “Cradle to Cradle” is, “a phrase invented by Walter R. Stahel in the 1970s and popularized by William McDonough (pictured below) and Michael Braungart in their 2002 book of the same name. This framework seeks to create production techniques that are not just efficient but are essentially…

THE GREEN Meeting #2 Recap

THE GREEN Meeting #2 Recap

Technical Difficulties Our second GREEN meeting in Second Life with Simran Sethi was held on Tuesday Night. The topic on the table that evening – “How can we green our own homes?”. The crowd was there and ready to go with questions for Simran and it was shaping up to be another informative meeting in…

The Green Online Webisode #2 with Simran Sethi

The Green Online Webisode #2 with Simran Sethi

Watch Simran’s Webisode Host of THE GREEN Online, Simran Sethi discusses McDonough’s revolutionary “Cradle to Cradle” design concept in this week’s webisode: So as Simran asks, “Is this a fantasy or a useful way to re-think how we consume?” We’re interested in your answers and solutions. Join the discussion and give us your two cents…

Greening Your Office: Part II

Greening Your Office: Part II

We got started [www.sundance.tv] on a discussion of green ideas for the workplace earlier this week by looking at some desks and workstations. Many of us spend much of our time at work sitting down, so today we’ll examine a few of our favorite chairs that are good for comfort, posture and the planet. We…

Upcycling

Upcycling

Recycling is a popular practice for us at TreeHugger, for obvious reasons: it prevents more junk from entering the waste stream, requires less new stuff to be manufactured, and, for the most part, is a green way to go. Even better than recycling, though, is a concept called “upcycling.” Coined by green gurus William McDonough…