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William McDonough
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Architect, designer, thought leader, and author
Architect, designer, thought leader, and author

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The factory generates much of its own power, uses recycled materials and offsets its water use by financing sustainable farming practices. By developing a range of operations that benefit not only the company but also the environment, workers and customers, Method’s Soapbox is helping lead the movement for sustainable manufacturing.

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Instead of a traditional spiral staircase, where the stairs are supported from a central pole, the team conceived a stairway that would feature an outer curved spar structure from which the stairs are cantilevered with a central core that is open, termed a cascading stair.
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It’s not hard to imagine a future where clothing is rented rather then owned, as part of some kind of subscription service — like Spotify or Netflix for your wardrobe.

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The new language of carbon

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Cities are designed, but they are also organisms. I believe Positive Cities can improve the planet as well as people's lives. For an in-depth look are urban areas and the opportunity we have to design them to be more resourceful, see my article in this month's issue of +Scientific American.

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The collection was inspired by William McDonough’s visit to a garden in China, where he was struck by the harmony of man-made weathered surfaces in nature.

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"Something very special is going on in [Luxembourg]," William McDonough told the conference, emphasizing that co-creation in the country was very potent and that the country was at a size where "things can be done."

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What if we designed products and systems that worked so well they could only produce good? No negatives. What would that look like for the fashion industry, and where would we start? William McDonough, the man behind cradle to cradle thinking, explains how a bold vision coupled with concrete action can rewrite the business model and make fashion a force for good.
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