DESIGN & LIVING

Sustainability

Material Futures: A Vegan Leather Called Malai

Made with coconut water, this material is being used to make bags, footwear and more

Words: Jessica Jani

September 11, 2020

Sustainability

Climate Action: Tiles That Help You Reduce Air Pollution

Mumbai-based Carbon Craft Design recently launched carbon tiles — we speak to the founder about collaborating with Air-Ink, sustainability in architecture, and the importance of scalability

Words: Fabiola Monteiro

May 8, 2020

Sustainability

Making Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

A Bangalore-based lab has a solar-powered product that converts water vapour into clean drinking water

Words: Jessica Jani

September 20, 2019

Sustainability

Butting In: What it Takes to Upcycle Cigarette Stubs

A young designer is working to turn toxic cigarette butts into desk items + other initiatives from around the world

Words: Jessica Jani

July 26, 2019

Sustainability

IKEA’s New Products from Rice Straw

The new collection, Förändring, is part of the brand’s latest initiative ‘Better Air Now’

Words: Jessica Jani

July 24, 2019

Sustainability

Where Do the Flowers from Temples Go?

A start-up is turning flowers, discarded from temples and other sacred spaces, into incense sticks, vermicompost and more

Words: Jessica Jani

July 12, 2019

Sustainability

From Tyres to Totes: Handbags from Chamar Studio

Artist Sudheer Rajbhar collaborates with streetside cobblers and artisans

Words: Fabiola Monteiro

February 13, 2019

Sustainability

One Man’s Trash is Another’s Reclaimed Wood

Aakriti Kumar, founder of furniture design studio Differniture, breaks down what reclaimed wood really is and how she uses it

Words: Fabiola Monteiro | Photo courtesy: Differniture

January 7, 2019

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