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The forward thinking reassessment of traditional practices.
- Shape Changing
- Products as Service
- Social Impact
The raw matter from which a product is constructed.
- Domestic Materials
- Socially Friendly
- Low Chemical
- Low Energy
- Low Water Use
- Predator Friendly (Farming and Ranching)
- Low Impact Hardware & Trims
- Responsibly Raised Animal Products
Industrial operations that refine raw materials into assembled components.
- Labor Justice (fair working conditions and wages)
- Local Artisans
- Low Manufacturing Waste
- Low Energy Manufacturing
- Minimize Number of Operations
- Minimize Number of Components
The movement of a product between locations along the supply chain.
- Carbon Offsetting
- Transparent Supply Chain
- Efficient Distribution
- Efficient Transport Systems
- Reduced Weight/Size
- Reusable Packaging Materials
- Recycled Packaging Materials
- Efficient Packaging
The relationship between a product’s intended purpose and consumer implementation.
- Reduce Energy Inefficiencies
- Reduce Water Inefficiencies
- Reduce Material Waste (in products that use other consumables to function)
The conscience decision to delay a product’s obsolescence.
- Materials Appropriate for Anticipated Lifespan
- Encourage Emotional Attachment to Product
- Durability Appropriate for Use
- Elimination of Weak Points in the Design
- Design for Economically Viable Repair
- Designed for Lease to Multiple Users
- Design for Upgrades
- Design for Second Life
Design to account for when the product reaches the end of its useful life.
- Take-Back Program
- Designed for Reuse
- Reconditioning through Creative Reconstruction
- Recycling of Material
- Easy Disassembly