NID, in collaboration with Finnish Institute in London and Disegnodaily, will host a panel discussion about sustainable design on 20 September at 7 pm. Three designers will share their knowledge about sustainable design, environmentally conscious production and its processes: Reet Aus (EST), Eva Spoof (FIN) and Dust London (UK).
About the designers:
Reet Aus (EST)
Designer Reet Aus is dedicated to slow and ethical fashion. Her industrial upcycled collection is entirely made from post-production leftovers. She keeps proving that clever design can salvage mountains of unused textiles and the natural resources spent to produce them. She has developed an industrial upcycling method that involves complete lifecycle analysis of the garments. The method enables to circulate the leftover materials back to production inside the same factory. Each garment in Reet Aus collection saves on average 75% water and 88% energy. Collection is produced following UPMADE® Cerfication criteria.
Eva Spoof / Udumbara (FIN)
UDUMBARA pottery (est. 1994) products are made by ceramic artist Eva Spoof from wild, natural clay from the small village of Kultela in Somero, Southwestern Finland. Udumbara creates sustainable, high-quality solar energy powered wild clay ceramics. By choosing this local raw material, Udumbara wants to emphasize the unique and ecological value of wild clay. Also, Wild clay planters are ideally suited plant’s physiological needs.
Dust London (UK)
Matthew and Michael founded Dust London, a collaborative design company creating homeware from organic materials. Their growing collection transforms tea waste into elegant objects using a unique process they have developed in their studio through years of experimenting. In the future they plan to find more innovative ways of transforming natural materials into sculptural pieces of homeware, combining handmade processes with experimental techniques in their studio.