More Sustainable Eye Glasses – Wood or Human Hair?

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If you think these sunglasses are made from tortoise shell, guess again. Accessories may be one of the most important places for an ecologically minded designer to start.  Accessories are the victims of quickly changing trends and fads, and so their unsustainable fashionable-ness makes their ecological sustainability greatly needed.  We’ve seen other green designers tackle […]

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Squeaky Clean Bath Tub Chair Design

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Rub a dub dub, three men in a tub (chair). Designers often talk about “clean” design, with crisp lines and an absence of frou-frou decoration.  But apparently there’s another kind of clean design – the kind that’s clean because it’s upcycled from objects formerly used to keep people clean, like a bath tub.  The Bath […]

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Modular Loop Chair Serves a Twelve-Fold Function

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The seven modular folds of the Loop Chair grant it a twelve-fold function. Modular: constructed with standardized units or dimensions for flexibility and variety in use. It’s the “flexibility and variety in use” part that makes modular design so sustainable, because if one item can be modified and serve a range of functions then you […]

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Yoav Avinoam’s Sawdust Furniture Is Nothing to Sneeze At

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Avinoam’s sawdust benches and stools are made from the remains from someone else’s… well… benches and stools. The crunchy granola types out there may think of composting toilets right away when they hear the word ‘sawdust’, but not those eco-chic greenies out there.  Sawdust, a highly available yet often discarded material, is full of possibilities […]

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Israel’s “Green Queen” Royally Stamps Her Approval on Eco Design Products

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Royally save resources with Green Queen’s eco friendly design products. Green Prophet has encountered several green royals over the past few years, between Jordan’s Queen Rania helping organic farmers and lobbying for environmental education, and H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi (aka The Green Sheikh) penning a monthly column for this very site.  But there’s a […]

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Interview with MiKlum Studio, Designers of Furniture Out of Nothing

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Singular upcycled wooden boxes called “Frank” combine to create larger design pieces. Tel Aviv has been fortunate enough to experience a recent influx of sustainable design studios, creating anything from rotary telephone desk lamps to wood veneer light fixtures.  These studios are slowly bringing upcycled and sustainable design to the mainstream, and two new girls […]

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Aya Kaya Has Fun With Sustainable Design

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“When you truly ‘listen’ to the material you will find so many possibilities!” says Aya Tager of her green designs. Lots of designers, including designers living and working in the Middle East, like to play with trash.  Lebanese fashion designer Ziad Ghanem likes to play with trashed clothes, and lots of Israeli designers are rethinking […]

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MezooMe Designs Creates Fun Organic Baby Linens

MezooMe puts the “zoom” back in organic textile design. Like other designers who have turned their energies towards organic baby product design, Israeli designer Anat Biala’s inspiration for MezooMe Designs – a line of organic linens for babies – was her firstborn son, Jonathan.  In 2008, shortly after Jonathan’s birth, Biala had a strong urge […]

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Ecoist Accessories Make Eco-Friendly Egoists Look Good

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Ecoist: an individual that lives a modern, eco-minded lifestyle.  (Don’t forget chic.) When it comes to upcycling discarded products or industrial scraps, designers often turn to making fashion or home accessories.  They are fun to make, and allow people to feel creative and less wasteful in their accessory choices.  Here on Green Prophet we’ve already […]

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Middle Eastern Grassrooters That Keep It Environmentally and Socially Responsible

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Not all environmental organizations and projects have tunnel vision – some focus on social responsibility as well. It’s unfortunate that environmental and social responsibility don’t automatically go hand in hand.  What green changes would be possible without effecting society?  And since when does anything involving society or people not effect the environment?  But most organizations […]

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