Since 1996, TED has been developing and refining a set of sustainable design strategies for textile and fashion designers.
These strategies have emerged out of a need for a toolbox for designers to help them navigate the complexity of sustainability issues and to offer real ways for designing 'better'.
While the environmental impacts of our production and consumption system have become increasingly discussed and brought to the fore, and textile/fashion designers have begun to consider their responsibilities as creators of unsustainable products and systems, there have been few tools or frameworks for designers to be pro-active.
We became frustrated by the lack of real action in light of these often depressing facts, and wanted to create some strategies for positive change.
These have now become TED’s TEN and are continually changing and adapting. Please click on TED's TEN above to see the strategies.