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Bottle This: Treeson's Answer to Plastic Bottle Waste
Bottle This: Treeson's Answer to Plastic Bottle Waste

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Carlton Solle grew up in Marin County, surrounded by the beauty of the Bay Area. But it wasn’t until he spent time in Costa Rica that he saw natural beauty contaminated — beaches overgrown with garbage floating downstream. In response, he founded Treeson and created a Kickstarter campaign to raise launch funds. - 5 years ago

The Dish on 'Clean Plates' (Or What You Don’t Know About Healthy Eating)
The Dish on 'Clean Plates' (Or What You Don’t Know About Healthy Eating)

Product, Service & Design Innovation / As part of our ongoing series of conversations with interesting people making the world a better place, BBMG welcomed to our studio Jared Koch, the author and co-founder of Clean Plates: A Guide to the Healthiest, Tastiest and Most Sustainable Restaurants. - 5 years ago

Recipe for a Healthy Beauty Industry: Tata Harper on How Her Line Changes the Paradigm
Recipe for a Healthy Beauty Industry: Tata Harper on How Her Line Changes the Paradigm

Product, Service & Design Innovation / One of the most well-known and loved eco-friendly beauty brands out there, Tata Harper has made a mark on the beauty industry with one eye on sustainability and the other on consumer health and wellness. Hailing from her organic farm in Vermont, Harper’s ingredients are all sustainably sourced and her products as close to “farm-to-medicine cabinet” as you can get. We talked with Harper about how she disrupts — and in some cases elevates — standards for production in the beauty industry.What makes your farm "sustainable"? - 5 years ago

Beyond the Manifesto: Holstee's Mike Radparvar on the Company's Reframe
Beyond the Manifesto: Holstee's Mike Radparvar on the Company's Reframe

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Holstee’s mission has always been to encourage more mindful living, whether that meant enabling consumers to proclaim their principles boldly on a graphic poster or to purchase with a purpose. Originally finding its niche in apparel and then in poster design, Holstee has again pivoted, this time landing in fine art with the launch of the Reclaimed Frame project — a subscription service that sends subscribers new prints every month to be rotated in and out of a frame made of wood from Detroit’s 78,000 abandoned structures. - 6 years ago

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Daniel Silverstein: Shifting Fashion's Focus from Waist Size to Zero Waste
Daniel Silverstein: Shifting Fashion's Focus from Waist Size to Zero Waste

Waste Not / Since appearing on season two of NBC’s Fashion Star, Daniel Silverstein has made a name for himself in the eco-fashion world. According to the New York Times, the fashion industry generally discards 10-20 percent of the fabric used to manufacture apparel, but Silverstein disrupts the paradigm, using design-driven innovation to create a fashion line without fabric waste. We chatted with Silverstein and brand manager Chris Anderson to see what inspires them about designing without waste and where the future of fashion is headed. - 6 years ago

The Cat's in the BAGGU: Emily Sugihara Talks Sourcing and Collaboration
The Cat's in the BAGGU: Emily Sugihara Talks Sourcing and Collaboration

Supply Chain / Named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People this year, Emily Sugihara is the founder of BAGGU, a line of environmentally conscious bags. The eye-catching yet simple designs have caught on with J. Crew, West Elm and others. We caught up with Emily, who co-founded BAGGU with her mother, Joan, to learn more about what’s behind the bag.What is your mission and how does fulfilling it impact the designing, sourcing and manufacturing of BAGGU goods?Our mission is to make bags that fill many needs, are well-designed, are as affordable as possible and are produced in a way that’s mindful of the environment. - 6 years ago

Liberty & Justice for All: How Africa Is Challenging Fast Fashion's 'Race to the Bottom'
Liberty & Justice for All: How Africa Is Challenging Fast Fashion's 'Race to the Bottom'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Chid Liberty was born in Liberia, his father the nation’s ambassador to Germany — where Chid grew up before his family was exiled and moved to Silicon Valley. After 28 years abroad, Chid returned to Liberia in 2009 inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Liberian Women’s Peace Movement and founded Liberty & Justice with social entrepreneur Adam Butlein. - 6 years ago

SHFT and BBMG Join Forces to Create Branded Content Offering
SHFT and BBMG Join Forces to Create Branded Content Offering

Product, Service & Design Innovation / BBMG and SHFT are joining forces to announce a new branded content offering for organizations aiming to reach and engage Aspirational consumers, a fast-growing consumer segment that cares about looking good, feeling good and doing good.Combining BBMG’s consumer insights and brand-building expertise with SHFT’s creative and production capacity and the SHFT.com lifestyle platform, the partnership offers a powerful new approach to developing and delivering original branded content designed to disrupt and delight. The new initiative launches with an impressive roster of clients, including Sprint and Recyclebank. - 6 years ago

Peering Into the Future: The Sharing Economy Gets a New Megaphone Thanks to Peers
Peering Into the Future: The Sharing Economy Gets a New Megaphone Thanks to Peers

Collaboration / On July 15, the sharing economy shifted with the launch of Peers: The movement became more centralized and acquired a more powerful voice. An advocacy group that strives to involve sharing economy users in conversations between business and regulators, Peers is a collaboration between leaders in the industry such as Airbnb, Zipcar, Meetup and TaskRabbit with an internal team experienced in entrepreneurship and organizing for social causes. - 6 years ago

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Three Freshly Sprouted Startups on the NYC Local Food Scene
Three Freshly Sprouted Startups on the NYC Local Food Scene

Product, Service & Design Innovation / While the most hospitable territory for food startups is certainly California, New York is host to its own burgeoning food movement. We spoke with three startups, in different stages of warming up to the New York food scene, that combine their expertise in the digital space with a passion for food. Striving to make local and nutritious food more accessible, they are sparking consumer demand for local food in ways not seen in a century.Collectively, Good Eggs, Farmigo and Urbavour aim to disrupt certain themes in American food production and consumption. In place of the current system, these startups propose: - 6 years ago

So Crafty: New Belgium Shows How Sustainable Brand Innovation Can Be a Business Driver
So Crafty: New Belgium Shows How Sustainable Brand Innovation Can Be a Business Driver

Product, Service & Design Innovation / It makes sense that an alliance of craft breweries continues to speak out for the Clean Water Act — you can’t make great beer without great water. But what is it about the culture of craft breweries that makes them see sustainability as an innovation imperative? We asked one of the pioneers in the field, Jenn Vervier, New Belgium Brewing’s Director of Strategic Planning and Sustainability. - 6 years ago

Back to the Start with Back to the Roots
Back to the Start with Back to the Roots

Product, Service & Design Innovation / In their last semester at UC Berkeley, Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora were inspired by a class lecture about the possibilities of growing mushrooms using entirely recycled coffee grounds. The perfect representation of turning waste into wages, after various experimentations the pair founded Back to the Roots in 2009. We caught up with Nikhil to learn more about the company’s business model and its newest offering, a tabletop aquaponic farm. - 6 years ago

Veuve Clicquot Innovates for More Sustainable Packaging
Veuve Clicquot Innovates for More Sustainable Packaging

Product, Service & Design Innovation / This video reveals the development process behind Veuve Clicquot's new potato starch packaging - not only is it 100% biodegradable but it's also isothermal, keeping your champagne cool for up to two hours without refrigeration. - 6 years ago

Remade in the USA: A Conversation with Designer Shannon South
Remade in the USA: A Conversation with Designer Shannon South

Waste Not / In the world of sustainable fashion, few designers are pulling off the business model with as much style and substance as Shannon South. BBMG’s proprietary community of Aspirational consumers, The Collective, recently partnered with Shannon for the Remake My Leather Challenge, and we sat down with her to discuss what makes Shannon’s line, Remade USA, different from other sustainably designed product lines.How did you get started as a handbag designer? - 6 years ago

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Engagement and Innovation: Lessons from CLIF Bar's Latest Eco-Challenge
Engagement and Innovation: Lessons from CLIF Bar's Latest Eco-Challenge

Product, Service & Design Innovation / To commemorate Earth Day 2013, Clif Bar’s offices in Emeryville, California, went paperless for one week. - 6 years ago

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