7 ways sustainable materials are shaping design

Making products look good and work well is hard enough, but these days designers are also coming under pressure to ensure materials are sustainably sourced. Demands for more eco-friendly design stem from a desire to save water, energy and mineral resources, and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

But that doesn't necessarily mean the old 'sackcloth and ashes' approach to environmentalism. New developments in technology and a trend towards thrifty living are seeing stereotypes of what sustainabile design looks like change. In this article we'll take a look at how a new movement is finding ways to create cool looking designs without sacrificing sustainability.

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