World Café: Circular product design for Wearables

World Café: Circular product design for Wearables

Beneficial Design Institute and Fraunhofer IZM will together host an inspiring hands-on workshop for ‘Beneficial and Circular Wearable design’ in order to showcase solutions for products with positive impact.
Beneficial products aim to set a new standard for quality, innovation and beauty by healthy materials and intelligent design strategies. Cradle to Cradle philosophy and Circular Economy system thinking serves as a basis for separating technical and biological material cycles, defining components and ingredients positively, improving water management and workers safety as well as using renewable energy. The design in the very beginning of the process will lead to positive effects and benefits for society, people and the environment throughout the whole value chain from making, using and going back into the cycles again.

We will be giving a short introduction to system design, looking into different wearables categories by assessing products through disassembly and ideating better and beneficial product and sharing the outcomes in the group in the end. The workshop will take approximately 75-90 min and is designed for 20-25 participants.