With the completion of the 2021 promotional period and the award of prize money, the Creative Hub promotional initiative will come to an end: Creative Hub is ceasing all activities at the end of the year. On Thursday, Creative Hub brought its community together for the last time and presented the final series of promotion.
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.
The sports bag for the whole day: The “18.oo” bag from La Laura impresses with its spaciousness, design and sustainability
The young Zurich designer Laura Seifert has set the goal of creating a sports bag that meets the highest demands, because she herself has exactly these demands. With her own label La Laura and her first and recently launched product, the “18.oo” sports bag, she succeeds in doing just that: a unique bag that can last all day, always looks good and is kind to the environment.
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.
With the "Junior Coaching", the Creative Hub supports projects at an early stage of development that show a lot of potential. In this coaching, they receive monthly support from an expert from the Creative Hub network and are included in the Creative Hub's promotion activities. For example, Nicolas Liem, who tells us more about his project Timeline here:
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.
After the insights gained on a road trip to Greece, the project gained new momentum and a fresh setting at the beginning of August:
Design that creates space for the whole day. This bag accompanies you from your job to the gym, to the lake, to the café, and also cuts a fine figure with an after-work drink. It accompanies you on the bike or on the tram, and sometimes out for the weekend. It’s a bag for the whole day . . . or sometimes two.
We congratulate KUORI and Earlybird Skis on being nominated for the Design Prize Switzerland Edition 21
In this year's edition of the Design Prize Switzerland, a total of 36 projects in 9 categories have been nominated. Creative Hub Alumnus Earlybird Skis CHICKADEE has been nominated in the category “Going Circular Economy” and KUORI, coachee in the current promotional series of Creative Business Coaching, has been nominated in the category “Young Professionals”.
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.