What are the steps in developing an effective Environmental Resource Strategy and how does an individua, city town or state or business move towards a greener economic model?… Victoria D’angelo
What are the steps in developing an Economic Stimulus Strategy and how does an individual city town or state or business move towards a leaner more lucrative economic model?… Bonnie Sandy
Last year and Subsequent to Green BKStyle we became acutely aware that the average independent desigenr was nOt really sure as to how to procedd in “greening” their line!
We had at that time been in talks with Dream Green Productions, the company behind the Body Shop Eco- Bag That held their products showcased at this years Grammy Awards! The bag was designed and Manufactured by Dreem Green of made of fabrics from Recyled Plastic! It was constructed California with a view of controlling Carbon footprint and supporting local businesses! Teh artwrk done in Ny By an artist from our project and sent via the internet!
As I spoke to Victoria D’Angelo, who was at the time outlining the steps in reclaiming disposable goods or redirecting towards a more sustainable way of harvesting “NATURAL” resources; It occurred to me that her process was similar to one I utilized to creating solutions for economic stimulus! It was not just a Design process… it was also lean and agile terms I had embraced within NY’s Tech community!
We’ve committed to a series of interviews and articles that explore the actual chjallenges on Going green! Our goal is to bring it to host in Brooklyn and via technology to
Victoria is a fore-runner in the eco-movement, and runs Dream Green Printing and Dream Green Productions! I run the 28 squared arist collective adn started FashionCamp to explore and learn technology; we are both designers, mothers and passionate about quality and access for women! Our individual decisions to solve our own challenges took us on paths of discovery , innovation and new directions! She has a Home and interiors and product design Background; I fashion local and indigenous crafts!
April 23rd 2011 will be the best day and Victoria has agreed, not only to fit us into her schedule but to bring her wealth of experience knowledge and even samples of fabrication to Brooklyn , for a Presentation/ seminar discussion! We will be hosted by Victoria Of Vitoria’s Tea who describes her ecosustainability as “Green By Default”
A snippet of that mornings discussion…
We were primarily discussing the challenges of getting designers a solution to unique fabrics, that were environmentally responsible and cost effective! Our conversation easily flowed to :-
From The process, and layers of opportunity to how best to execute! among my notes>:-
Taking Inventory what are the resources, natural and renewable…
The collection, Reclaiming & Harvesting the waste or re defining what natural resourcesexist are process for
Waste;- Post consumer and industrial waste, car tubes Glass
Defining what is allowed, what is needed
Providing the technology and training
Calculating the Cabon and Financial Cost-
Sponsorship by corporations and, business models
Crushing, Rebuilding; Product Extruding – to the necessary malleable format fo manufacturing various raw formats Eg Fabric, flooring
Developing eco and sustainable Product lines
WWe spoke also of the need to look at the human and cultural resources;- What artistry, skills and craftsmanship exised or what was there to be repurposed; as well Developing the end market and distribution channels! We both understand that women and communities depende on this development and that beyond teh hype, Real solutions that active an d agressive actions!
JJoin us on Sat 32rd April 2-4 as we discuss these topics… the session will be taped for later viewing ! However Space is limited!