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The image screams green, but when I continued to read I found the sad truth of the many ways that being green or eco for many is still just a trend that they do not take too seriously.  No, a clothing line is not good for the environmental if the models only have flowers in their hands while walking down the runway.  No, multiple materials from all over the world to make one design is no environmentally friendly, and more importantly I don’t think one is a good designer if one feels restricted to use of materials in your own back yard.

Yes, Budapest, you clearly have come a long way since I was there in 1994, but you have so much farther to come – and I also realize how much education is still needed, here and elsewhere in the world.

[via core 77 via cafe babel]

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One Comment

  1. Because you know I like to debate: How is one deemed not a “good designer if one feels restricted to use of materials in your own back yard.” The ultimate challenge is to create good design with locally available materials. But in the end even our pencils are made somewhere else so it’s next to impossible to operate in a completely sustainable fashion. And like the article says, things like wood aren’t locally available so they must be imported from greater distances.

    Please correct me if I’ve read you wrong, as I often seem to 😉


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