As a designer I know that creatives like myself often forget the power we possess when it comes to all influential elements of this world. 'Going Green' may be a current trend, but 'Smart Design' will never die. Creatives are problem solvers. Depending on what problem you choose to solve will determine what mask you wear when creating. Some of us become teachers, lawyers, athletes, or prostitutes. We learn to think like that of our audience and dive into what it is that makes them tick. We thrive on the challenge of making that group of people lick their lips at the sight of our creation and submit their perceptions to allow what ever it is you're telling them to become 'Truth'. That's what successful designers do. Successful meaning they sell things whether it be a product, idea, or emotion.
It's overwhelming and exciting and probably the biggest responsibility anyone can have. Like any job, designers will perform to what every moral standard they possess as a person or company.
Well, there are many creatives developing beautiful pieces that have good intentions in mind. Here are a few of my favorites.
|Patagonia Men's Wanaka Down Jacket // Made with recycled polyester|
|Altanus Patch Watches // Biodegradable Paper Watch|
|The Peepoo Bag // Sophisticated & Sustainable Water and Sanitation Solution|
|Organic Bikes Biodegradable Water Bottle|
|Omlet Eglu // Designed to raise your own food|
|Windstream Bike Power Generator // Generate your own electricity|
|Elephant Poo Paper // Paper made from a renewable resource|