Cotton is one of the most widely used and popular fibers in the textile industry. As a consumer it is obvious to assume that the natural fiber is a good and sustainable fiber. Unfortunately, natural fiber does not necessarily mean sustainable fiber. Cotton, in particular, is one of the raw materials that already causes serious damage in its cultivation. In a nutshell, cotton is largely responsible for a lot of suffering and disease.
On Friday, 5 November 2021, the Design Preis Schweiz Edition 21 awards ceremony took place in Langenthal’s Markthalle. The biennial event was held for the 16th time. Despite pandemic-related restrictions, the number of visitors was as high as in previous years; the festive networking event once again proved to be the most important event for the Swiss design industry. The seven-member jury selected a total of 15 award winners from
36 nominations in nine categories. The big winner of the evening was the circular economy.
Atelier de Myri was founded in July 2021 by the textile designer Miriam Barth. The aim of the designer is to use products as a means to tell stories about the textile and clothing industry to consumers.
KUORI (Finnish for “shell”) is a research project based on a sustainable, natural alternative material inspired by the banana peel. The material, which can be returned after use, is returned to nature according to the Cradle to Cradle principles.
During the ongoing lockdown due to the pandemic, the patience of children and parents is being severely tested. How can children keep themselves busy at home in a meaningful and enjoyable way? HAPTIKIT is the solution!
Anne Tu Quoc crée avec son label « Petit Mai » des chaussons et accessoires pour les enfants en bas âge. Suite à la crise du coronavirus, Anne a dû fortement ralentir son activité. Mais là où une porte s’est fermée, une autre s’est ouverte : son frère, médecin dans un hôpital, a fait appel à elle pour coudre des masques de protection. En partant de rien, Anne a mis sur pied un véritable business avec lequel elle aide encore maintenant à approvisionner les stocks de masques de protections à travers la Suisse.
In the midst of the technological revolution, new, sleek, shiny metal gadgets show the promise of a better life. A better life for us, the consumer. The question remains though, where does that leave the people who can’t afford these gadgets? Is the technological revolution inclusive? Or is it just making the lives of the more privileged, even more privileged? Can we move towards a new future with everyone together?