Implementing ecodesign

Integrate sustainability aspects into your business strategy and product development processes.
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Circular economy

Circular economy is a novel economic model and approach, where economic growth is separated from excessive use of natural resources and related negative environmental impact.


Design for preserving resources

Design for recycling of waste


Design for efficient production

Maximizing product life


The infinitely recyclable Flokk’s Revo collection

Designed by Pearson Lloyd for Flokk brand Profim, Revo sets new standards in both versatility and sustainability, combining recycled materials,…

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What Design Can Do: winners of the Make it Circular Challenge

Initiated by What Design Can Do in partnership with the IKEA Foundation, the Make it Circular Challenge called on designers,…

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Trific – the sustainable travel kit

In a circular economy, it is our shared obligation to design out packaging waste, giving consumers more sustainable options to…

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Bang & Olufsen changing the throwaway culture in consumer electronics

Article cited from DDC – Danish Design Centre blog, written by Ulla Dubgaard. The interview was conducted in connection with DDC’s…

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Vestas circularity solution for wind turbine blades 

Sending wind turbine blades to landfill could soon be a thing of the past with the new circularity solution announced…

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The North Face REMADE: wear your values on your sleeves

Article cited from Fast Company, by Adele Peters America’s outdoor recreation products company The North Face’s Renewed line consists of…

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Marimekko’s capsule collection made with SPINNOVA® fiber

Finnish design house Marimekko and Finnish sustainable textile material company Spinnova present their capsule collection, which contains the first ever…

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Cloudneo – the shoe you’ll never own

In nature, all things come to an end. But nothing goes to waste. That’s why the sustainable shoe company On…

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A pack with very low impact

Low imPACK is unique package made of recycled textile waste for e-commerce clothing brands. The company’s goal is to make the…

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UPMADE® software turns excess materials into garments

UPMADE Software gives brands and manufacturers a wholistic and transparent view of their material flow so they can make the…

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Timberland wants your boots back

With the the launch of its product take-back program called Timberloop, the American manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear is encouraging…

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Levi’s 501s are now made from liquified fibers of old jeans

“There’s no hiding it: The apparel industry has a tremendous impact on the environment. As a brand that plays a…

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Accelerate Estonia: green transition through public-private partnership

Accelerate Estonia (aE!), a program initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and Science Park Tehnopol, is a testbed…

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Fairown is leading a subscription-based path for physical goods

Founded in 2018 by Hendrik Roosna and Taivo Türnpu, Fairown is an Estonian fintech startup aiming to allow companies’ swift…

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Comodule is empowering micromobility

Awarded as the Environment-Friendly Company of the Year by the Estonian Ministry of the Environment, Comodule connects bicycles & scooters…

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Conic: entirely wood-based packaging in cosmetics

The prototype Conic is a new solution that will enable brands to reach their sustainability targets while maintaining their premium…

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KIRA gives new life to leftovers

KIRA shoes offer an alternative to fast fashion. Both ethical and comfortable, they are pioneers of sustainable footwear that works…

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Stella Soomlais’ conscious and sustainable use of materials

Estonian leather designer Stella Soomlais’ bags are crafted to maximise the use of materials. The larger cutting leftovers are used…

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Reverse Resources is redefining textile waste

An Estonian founded company operating in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, and China, estimates that up to 47% of all fabric and…

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Karma – Fight food waste by simply eating

Karma is dedicated to battling one of the world’s largest climate issues: food waste. Founded by four Swedish entrepreneurs in…

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BalticSeaBlue upcycled collection by Xenia Joost

BalticSeaBlue by Xenia Joost was created by upcycling post-consumer textile waste. After collecting unneeded textiles from the hospitality sector, each…

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Circular product design agency UNKNOT

UNKNOT agency offers project-based service in circular product design, marketing, and sales. Their mission is to help garment factories reinvent…

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Circular Design Audit at Framm

The company Framm manufacturing concrete and precast concrete products stands out with their vision of creating environmentally aware and sustainable…

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Ecodesign implementation services


Methodology enabling to assess capability of organizations to implement design when implementing the principles of circular economy, and potential suitable design approaches.

Preparatory activities
Assessment of design capability of the organization
Assessment of ecodesign strategies


Digital product passports: what, how, and why?


Article cited from Circularise blog by Chris Stretton, Growth Marketeer…

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The six levers designers can use to unlock the potential of circular design


“Designers come with a creative mindset and are natural storytellers…

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A practical sustainable growth playbook for businesses


A global transition towards a carbon-neutral circular economy is an…

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The State of Green Business: the trends of 2023


In economic terms, climate change is the result of a…

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The Circularity Gap Report 2023: The global economy is only 7,2% circular


We live in the overshoot era where the global situation…

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Free UX design patterns for the circular economy


The customer experience in the circular economy should be just…

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SITRA’s new study: Circular Innovation and Ecodesign in the Textiles Sector


The textiles and apparel industry has a high environmental footprint,…

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Check out the winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2022


The winners of the German Ecodesign Award 2022 have been…

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Circular Economy “Kuidas?”/”How”? session 8: Circular Textile Industry in Estonia


The ‘‘Circular Economy KUIDAS?/HOW?‘‘ webinar session 8 was held on…

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The Circularity Gap Report 2022: the world is only 8,6% circular


In 2017, Circle Economy recognised the urgent need to accurately measure the…

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New circular transition toolkit by Danish Design Center


The transition into a sustainable circular economy is no easy…

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RECORDING AVAILABLE: Circular Design “How To?” session 8: Design for Repair


In this year’s second “How To?” webinar we took a…

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EcoDesign Circle project wrap-up


A shift towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns is…

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Fashion for Change Virtual Knowledge Hub launched


Who is who in sustainable fashion? How to find a…

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SPACE10: Regenerative by Design


In conversation with Standard Deviation, the Danish Research and Design Lab…

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A circular economy glossary by Ellen MacArthur Foundation


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in co-operation with IKEA, has published…

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Designing our circular future: A joint white paper from Denmark


What if waste was never created in the first place?…

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New ecodesign toolkit for designers


Learn about a radical, restorative & regenerative approach to business…

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Test your readiness

  1. Does your company have the capability to develop sustainable products or services through design?
  2. Would your company benefit from ecodesign audit and participation in ecodesign sprint?
  3. Does your company need an introductory training in circular economy and implementation possibilities of ecodesign?