ECODESIGN




ECOLOGICAL FUTURES: BUILDING AN ECOLOGY FOR THE LONG NOW


Portugal holds a very diverse natural heritage thanks to its geographical location and geophysical conditions. From its dune habitats, rocky cliffs, natural parks and never ending coast, Portugal plays host to a variety of spaces where a range of wildlife and biodiversity thrives.

This is the country we lived in all our lives, and that make our happiest memories. We want the next generations to have the oportunity for the amazement and consideration for the landscape, fauna and flora that we have.

We consider our role as decision-making partners makes us responsible for various creation and production cycles. These must be aligned with sustainability and biodiversity on-going demands, defending an eco-design with a principle of change. For this reason, from 2023-30, we will start a binding process of transformation of our design methodology, which operates between consultancy, branding, communication, and certification of brands and products.

We acknowledge the need to include environmental performance in our design products in order to reduce impacts, improve resource efficiency and foster bio-based solutions through circular design and life-cycle thinking approach. This is our compromise for ecosystem diversity preserverance.




Check our roadmap to 2030, when hopefully we will be  carbon neutral:



2023


- We will start our process to fulfil the requirements for ISO 14006 standards: the certification that establishes, documents, implements, maintains, and continuously improves Ecodesign Management as part of an environmental management system. We will work on reduction of costs and consumption of materials and select materials with associated low impact, optimization of production techniques and distribution systems, reduce the impact in the use phase and end-of-life system optimization.

- Create and share, at least, one eco-design packaging project.



2024


- Create and share at least one eco-design project throughout its entirety (through holistic approach along product life cycle, from cradle to grave).

- Research and partnership with printing houses and other suppliers conducive to work on sustainable sourcing policies and Eco-R&D for more sustainable materials.

- Conclude the 14006 ISO certification.



2025


- Work and share at least three eco-design projects throughout their entirety (through holistic approach along product life cycle, from cradle to grave).

- Reduce our organization's carbon emissions thoroughly, and offset the residual emissions after mitigation for what we have produced via carbon offsetting projects. When calculating our emissions, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, we want to achieve carbon neutrality.



2030


- Establishing guidelines and principles to have all our studio projects managed and developed through eco-design principles.

- 0% carbon footprint!




Here are some environmentally responsible projects our studio has developed in the past:



Brusco


BRUSCO stands for environmental responsibility and sustainability, bringing these values to the core of the brand’s DNA and an emotional yet performance-focused narrative. For this reason, the packages are designed and produced to fulfill best environmental requirements, such as plastic and toxic components free, produced of micro-perforated 1mm cardboard, printed in water ink with personalised cutters.





C.O2.A.T.


The CO2AT is a living being. This hoodie is built with microbial pigmentation, so it trully behaves like a plant by using photosynthetic microorganisms. Consequently, during its life cycle, as it produces approximately the same amount of O2 as an one year old oak tree, improving the wearer's immediate environment, it offsets the CO2 emissions generated during the production of the remaining fabric.





CAMPUS
Paulo Cunha e Silva


CAMPUS is positioned as a paper free space, so all its activity, programming and communication is mainly managed digitally.







Partnerships


HUMB
(consultoria estratégica)




Felicidad
(comunicação ativista)









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