October 24-25


51 Dockside Dr, Toronto, ON M5A 0B6

Circular Design for a Circular Economy

Thursday, October 24
How do we develop furniture and textiles for a cleaner planet? Three leaders from the world of circular design discuss their approach to developing exemplary products. Cicil co-founder and textile industry veteran Caroline Cockerham will outline how her company built a fully transparent supply chain, working with local farmers’ collectives to develop all-natural rug designs that save deadstock jute from landfills. Okaterra co-founder Fernando Ramirez will break his studio’s chairs down into their requisite components — felled lumber, regenerative wool, and carbon-sequestering hemp — to reveal how the furniture “gives back more than it takes.” Our third speaker will be announced at a later date!
Sponsored by Formica