EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DESIGN?

(*See “MIELIE” VIDEO at bottom)

It makes use of renewable, low impact materials.
The materials come from local, sustainable managed sources that are completely biodegradable when no longer in use.

 

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The designs are energy efficient in that they use manufacturing processes and produce products which make use of less energy.

 

It makes use of non-toxic material that contributes positively to the health of people.
Sustainable designs reconnect people back to the natural environment through the use of local, natural materials that are non-toxic and can be recycled.
Makes use of as much locally available material as possible.

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Design volhoubaar-12products should be longer-lasting and better-functioning.

 

 

 

The emphasis is on communal use rather than private use of a product, for example car-sharing.

Bio-mimicry becomes part of the industrial production of products, (industrial systems are redesigned along biological lines) to enable the constant reuse of materials in continuous closed cycles.

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Designers only use sustainable renewable resources such as low impact, on-toxic or recycled material that require the least amount of energy to process.
The production of quality products with a longer lifespan.

volhoubaar-5Products are designed so that they can be recycled at the end of their lifespan.

 

 

VIDEO: MIELIE – South African Crafts Group (Founder: Adri Shutz)

MIELIE Designs

 

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