TED's Ten:7 – Design for Ethical Production

This is about design that utilises and invests in traditional craft skills in the UK and abroad. It is about ethical production which supports and values workers rights, and the sourcing of fair trade materials. It questions what ethical production means, and how it differs for each scale of production and manufacture.

“For making a $100 pair of trainers, the factory worker will receive just 50 cents” (www.cleanclothes.org)

Examples:

  • Sourcing fair trade materials
  • Engaging suppliers who abide by codes of conduct
  • Vertical supply chains
  • Consideration of local resources
  • Designers acting as facilitators of sustainable enterprise in communities


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