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5 surprisingly sustainable fashion fabrics
It's not just organic cotton and hemp on the sustainable fabrics line up. Here are five of the most curious eco-friendly textiles.
Lauren Bowker is making the world a little more colourful
The designer and innovator believes in pushing the limits of science, textiles and the natural world.
BioSolar Leaf is cleaning the air and putting food on the table
Experimenting with alternative ways to grow food, Arborea is tackling climate change one BioSolar Leaf at a time.
The DisOrdinary Architecture Project is creating inclusive urban spaces
“People are only disabled when they are confronted with a barrier. If those barriers are removed, the disability ceases to exist.”
Typeface as a tool for empowerment, with Bruno Maag
“We, as graphic designers, should strive to make sure that information processing can be done easily for everyone.”
Natsai Audrey Chieza on working with nature to help solve fashion's waste problem
She talks about projects that include dyeing clothes using bacteria, developing a residency programme and her love for Solange, Mafikizolo and Bjork.
London street gets the Yinka Ilori happy treatment
Happy Streets is the product designer's first public project.
Designer Sanne Visser explores the potential of human hair as a raw material
Her project The New Age of Trichology turns discarded hair into beautiful products.
How Hannah Barry is revolutionising the London art scene
She may not call herself an art curator but Hannah Barry explains how she revived an art scene via an abandoned car park.
AZEEMA is here to display beauty and dispel myths
“It is a celebration of heritage, culture and diversity, yet equally a champion for empowerment and progressive change."
Dezeen Awards 2019 are encouraging African designers to enter
Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.
The ‘smart scalpel’ that can detect cancer during operations
#WorldCancerDay: There are numerous cutting-edge technologies that are changing the game in cancer treatment.
Design critic and the author of the critically acclaimed books Design as an Attitude and Hello World: Where Design Meets Life.
Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists
"From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well.”
Playful sonic sculptures that reverberate across the design world
Pentagram London’s newly appointed partner, Yuri Suzuki, will be speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzales wants to make packaging disappear
The Design Indaba 2019 speaker is the co-founder of Skipping Rocks Lab – the company behind the biodegradable water-filled bead to replace plastic bottles.
Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Inventor, designer, architect and engineer.
Hannah Barry has helped to revolutionise the art scene in Peckham, South London
Now the gallerist and curator will be joining us on stage at next year’s Design Indaba Conference.
Curator and founder of Bold Tendencies and Hannah Barry Gallery.
Indian graphic design studios reviving their heritage
We look at a few artists who represent their Indian Heritage through their designs.
Harnessing the power of urine
Researchers designed a cheaper, more efficient way to generate power from organic waste.
Cultivating mini farms aboard cargo ships
This student-designed collapsible farm could help utilise the massive amounts of wasted space created by shipping containers.
Two must-see projects by Design Indaba 2019 speaker Gordon Reid
The graphic designer is among several speakers announced for our upcoming festival of creativity.
Underwater couture for an uncertain future by biomimicry designer Jun Kamei
The Royal College of Art grad’s 3D-printed garments are for a world submerged in water.
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