First created by Vicky Lofthouse in 1998, the site aims to combine together relevant design information and inspiring ecodesign case studies which show that ecodesign is possible and is already being achieved by both SMEs and large organisations.
I graduated from Loughborough Uni with a 1st in Industrial Design, then worked for the multidisciplinary design consultancy Johnson Haigh Rogers for 2 years. In 2001 I completed my PhD in ecodesign at Cranfield Uni.
For the past 10 years I have been very active in developing research in the field of ecodesign and sustainability. I have worked with multidisciplinary teams from AB Electrolux, Huntleigh Technology, Acordis, Jaeger and Boots covering packaging, textiles, consumer electronics, medical and brown goods. I also have 6 years ecodesign consultancy experience (DCA Design, Capital Standards, Giraffe Innovation/ RSA, Practical Action and GSK), projects have included integrating ecodesign thinking into live design projects, developing educational material for the RSA WEEE man project, investigating implications of the WEEE directive on a new product range and developing conceptual product/packaging scenarios.
I also run the UK based Sustainable Design Network which attracts over 190 members from Industry, Academia and Public Bodies.