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A Sustainable State of Mind – Thoughts on Simplicity, Longevity, Respect and Collaboration

A Sustainable State of Mind – Thoughts on Simplicity, Longevity, Respect and Collaboration

Sustainability is a state of mind that acknowledges simplicity, longevity, respect and collaboration.

When these values are in harmony, people, processes and products with environmental and social integrity emerge. 

Cover Image by Bel Ragay


Simplicity

Stripping away layers of complexity reveals the essence of the person, the product and the soul.

Quietly confident and reassuring, simplicity does not need to shout.

It is want and waste-less.

Image by Natalia Figueredo


Longevity

A diamond wedding or a darned sock?

We applaud longevity through long lasting relationships and repaired possessions seeking to extend the life of those things we love.

Longevity thinking has a foundation of something strong and long lasting.

Image by James Fuller



Respect

Respect is contagious radiating out of us and into others.

The land is not a commodity and the oceans not a landfill.

Strive for processes and products that respect and nourish the earth they were taken from.

Make effort for yourself and the things you consume and design.

Image by Gabriel Jimenez


Collaboration

Holding hands and trying to figure it all out within planetary boundaries.

Or maybe not? 

Cross pollination of industries propels us forward.

Sharing and bearing the weight of this world together starts a wildfire of collaboration.

There are so many problems to solve, so little time and so much opportunity.

Image by James Wainscoat


Zero Waste Clothing Design - From my Notebook

Zero Waste Clothing Design - From my Notebook