It’s about Progress not Perfection

Arsutoria School is a world-leading design school for footwear and bags, based in Milan since 1947.  The philosophy at Arsutoria is to combine design talent with technical knowledge; and applied through materials and components, technical constructions, manufacturing and engineering techniques.   Arsutoria's philosophy aligns well with a company's sustainability journey, that is, to…

Sustainability Story-telling

“Building the Momentum” of a sustainability journey was the focus at the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Insights Conference held during Outdoor Retailer Summer Market ‘16. Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Associate Professor & Director of the Centre of Corporate Governance & Sustainability at Simon Fraser University, introduced the “Embedding Project” and her…

Designing with Textiles

It was my pleasure to present to an engaged audience at the Trend + Design Center, at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market ’16. My presentation, entitled “Designing with Textiles”, explored ways that innovation and sustainability are integrated into the design process. The audience was inspired to hear about my experiences and about the tools…