the age of design

eco-chic or eco-fad?

there is no question that we should be doing everything we can to curb waste, pollution, and destruction of natural resources on the planet, while making sure to reuse and reinvent what we’ve already created.  of late, however, the green movement has become less about three simple tenets (r, r, and r) and more about a luxury lifestyle associated with wealthy consumers and outspoken celebrities.  yes, $15 designer bags like the anya hindmarch one pictured below are justifiable:

Anya Hindmarch tote

but Design Scribe is calling bull on the necessity of buying yet another pair of $175 jeans just because they are “organic.”

read on:

Bob Morris for New York Times
The Daily Mail (UK)
Treehugger – comprehensive website detailing the practical to ridiculous in all things green


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