Maori culture and art is alive and thriving in present-day New Zeland. Intricate carvings and art have resulted in beautiful pieces of history now preserved in chiseled sculptures and decorations. Bernard Makoare, a Maori artist, explains the significance and beauty of this craft and culture. Read the article here.
Collaboration to enhance Institute’s Living Product Challenge through biomimicry-based solutions
October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Biomimicry 3.8 and the International Living Future Institute announced this week a strategic partnership to progress a common vision of using nature’s genius to create a truly regenerative world.
The partnership will lay the foundation for accessible, direct application of cutting-edge sustainability practices already being guided by ILFI’s innovative certification program, the Living Product Challenge.
The sustainable products industry has garnered new traction recently, as more companies adopt sustainable practices in their operations and in the design of their products. It is encouraging to see this surge in the movement toward a more sustainable manufacturing industry. People like Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation, and John Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry field, have participated in this movement since its inception and have been integral to its growth.
This issue uncovers some of the many layers of craft: the appreciation of quality; the maker’s movement; the artist.
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