A New Sustainable Product Design Paradigm
The globalized world has made it harder to do good through the products we design: supply chains, social impacts and environmental challenges present complicated obstacles. The key to success is to integrate all of these into a unifying creative mission. The talk will focus on how 3D printing, design customization and upcycling can become the engine for a new paradigm for products in the Circular Economy. Aly will discuss how he's learned with his company, Lyf Shoes, to innovate the ways shoes are made and utilize a Digital Cobbler approach. This has resulted in a new business model that brings manufacturing closer to where customers live and energizes communities with positive impacts.
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Additional Supporting Materials
- How can the creative process be used to integrate multiple challenges and become the engine for innovation?
- How Cradle to Cradle and the Circular Economy create the frame conditions for not just “doing less bad” but for “doing good?"
- Why does a distributed manufacturing model represent the future of the “reshoring” movement?
- Aly Khalifa, Lyf Shoes
Morgan High, Public Relations and Mktg Manager, Wake County Economic Development