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Sustainable Design

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A Thoughtful Quilt Maker’s Fully Recycled Collection With IN BED

Heirloom Quality Supplies and IN BED have collaborated on a sustainable range of six patchwork quilts made from upcycled textiles!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Chef Turned Ceramicist Claire Ellis’ Amazing, Experimental Practice

She got her start working as a chef at Attica, but has since developed a range of beautiful stoneware, with sustainability front of mind!
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

The Melbourne Business Empowering A Radical Global Recycling Movement!

Kayla and Piers Mossuto of Precious Plastics Melbourne are making treasures from recycled plastic... and empowering others to do the same!

Creative People

Six Australian Makers Leading The Reuse + Repurpose Movement Come Together At Craft Victoria

See innovative works made from repurposed, foraged materials at 'Alternative Provisions', showing now at Craft Victoria.

TDF Design Awards

12 Sustainable Australian Products Changing The Way We Live

Take a closer look at the finalists in the Sustainable Design or Initiative category of the 2021 TDF + Laminex Design Awards.

Small Business

These Australian-Made, Non-Toxic Home Care Products Have Natural Super Powers!

Meet the husband and wife team behind Koala Eco - the Sydney based brand behind these all natural, divine-smelling home care & personal care...

Studio Visit

Experimental Designer Jessie French Is Shaping A Seaweed-Centric Future

The Melbourne artist shares her process of creating seaweed-based bioplastics, the beautiful resin-like homewares she makes from it + what t...

Food

Creating Alternative Food Systems With Melbourne Food Hub

We visit Melbourne Food Hub's urban farm in Alphington to learn more about their Grow/ Source/ Eat program - a subscription-based delivery s...
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Design Awards

These 12 Innovators Are Forging The Path For Sustainable Design In Australia

From sunglasses made from 100% ocean waste, to lighting created using discarded phone screens, these are the impressive Sustainable Design f...
Lucy Feagins

Events

Join The Conversation On Designing A Sustainable Future

Lucy hosts a dynamic panel discussion with three local leaders (and ladies!) in sustainable design – Join us!
Miriam McGarry

Creative People

These Australian-Made Blankets Close The Loop On Textile Industry Waste

Sustainable start-up Seljak turns textile offcuts bound for landfill into high-quality merino blankets, at the country’s last remaining wo...
Elle Murrell

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Bring Sustainability Into Your Kitchen In Time For Christmas

Generous gift-giving and conscientious home-making made simple, with our guide to sustainable utensils, cleaning products and storage soluti...
Elle Murrell

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Trade Your Single-Use Products For These Thoughtful Essentials

Keep your household waste and toxicity in check, with our edit of sustainable, locally-designed bathroom and self-care products.
Elle Murrell

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Trade Your Disposables For These Use-At-Work Designs

Our edit of thoughtful designs to help you replace disposable with reusable today, for a better tomorrow!
Elle Murrell

Creative People

Reground

An awesome initiative keeping coffee grounds out of landfill, and enriching local gardens.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net