Posts made in November, 2015

The woman who catalysed Nike’s sustainability transformation

“Sustainability is not a problem to be solved, it’s a condition to be created,” sustainable business expert Darcy Winslow told a packed room of investors at Julius Baer’s recent Next Generation Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. Drawing on her experience of spearheading Nike’s move to set social and environmental responsibility at the heart of its business, Winslow made a compelling case for inspiring business leaders to strive for positive, systemic change. “We must set a new trajectory if we are to address the degradation of ecosystems, climate change and social inequality,” she...

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Combining technology, tradition and meaning is the future of design

Technology is increasingly being integrated into textile, lifestyle and fashion design, with concepts such as 3D printing, wearables and biomaterials steadily gathering momentum. But the seemingly inexorable push towards technology-infused design is tempered with a growing desire to hold onto traditional values and customs. Society wants products that are both smart and have meaning, and this in turn is leading designers to camouflage technology in more readily recognisable forms. Speaking at the Julius Baer Next Generation Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, designer and researcher Elena...

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