Eco Design Fair - Showcasing innovation and sustainable design in Shanghai



Meet the main drivers behind the Eco Design Fair:



ORGANIZERS

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Eco Design Fair is a grass-roots community event showcasing sustainable innovations and design in Shanghai. Each event draws national and international attention to Shanghai’s unique intersection of art, commerce, and sustainability. Started in 2008, the Eco Design Fair is the city’s first initiative to provide the general public with green tools to support restorative, environmentally-positive design and lifestyles.

生态环保设计展是一个草根社区活动, 旨在向大众消费者展示环保设计 师的风采以及他们设计的环保产品。它同样也是上海第一个以此为主 题的集市,为社区提供绿色环保的工具来提倡健康的、环保的设计和 生活方式。

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Green Initiatives is an environmental nonprofit organization, based in Shanghai since 2009, promoting awareness, facilitating actions and implementing projects towards more sustainable models of growth and consumption. Green Initiatives is the winner of the AmCham Shanghai 2016 Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Award.


ADVISORS

A passion for sustainable design, community collaboration and positive change led Sherry Poon to start the Eco Design Fair in 2008. She is committed to applying financially and environmentally responsible solutions to the various projects she is involved in. When not developing new organic children’s products for Wobabybasics, she enjoys cycling around town with her children in search for a secluded picnic spot.

她对可持续设计,社区合作以及积极改变领域充满激情,因此在2008年开创了生态环保设计展。她致力于将体现经济和环保双重效应的解决方案应用到她所参与的不同项目中。当不在办公室设计开发新产品的闲暇之时,她享受与孩子骑车穿梭在城市寻找隐蔽的野餐场所。


With a combined 22 years of apparel design and manufacturing experience, Itee Soni and Heather Kaye came together to create Shanghai-based FINCH organic apparel. They became involved in the EDF in 2010 with the founding of FINCH. Itee and Heather believe in original design, social and environmental responsibility and invigorating independent design communities in China and abroad.

Itee Soni 和Heather Kaye拥有22年的服装设计和制造经验,他们合作在上海创立了有机服装品牌-Finch. 在2010年FINCH品牌创立之初,他们就开始积极参与到了生态环保设计展。 他们坚信原创设计、对社会和环境的责任心以及国内外独立设计社区的不断振兴。


Gabriela Lo joined the EDF team in 2009, bringing in her skills in event management. She was MD of naked Retreats, currently with IMC Octave as Project Director and maintains a passion for creating eco awareness in her communities, ultimately building a better, healthier and more sustainable world for generations to come.

Gabriela于2009年加入生态环保设计展团队,贡献自己在活动管理方面的才能。她曾是naked Retreats的执行董事,目前担任IMC Octave的项目总监。 她一直对在她的社区倡导环保意识怀有很大的热忱,最终旨在为下 一代营造一个更加健康、更加美好、更加可持续的世界。


Susan Evans is passionate and inspired to create sustainable change in urban environments and accelerate the move towards more humanistic cities. Her focus is on the innovation of sustainable solutions that address today’s social, environmental and economical issues.

Susan Evans热衷于创造有关城市环境的可持续改变,加快实现更多人文城市的步伐。她专注于可持续解决方案的创新,来应对今日的社会,环境和经济问题。


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Bunny (fr. America) & Nico (fr. France). We are a designer Duo who have been living and exploring in Shanghai for a few years now. During that time, we found the Shanghai eco community and the whole idea of turning trash into treasure more and more intriguing and full of potential. That interest led birth to our own up-cycle product line and our up-cycle shop “the Squirrelz”. On a lighter note, we enjoy sunny weekends, drinking milk teas and chatting up customers in our ECO VILLAGE shop.

Bunny (美国) 和 Nico (法国). 我们这对设计师已经在上海生活和探索几年了。在这期间,我们开始对上海的环保群体和变废为宝的概念越发感兴趣。这启发我们开始研发各种再生产品和一起开了家再生设计店“the Squirrelz”. 平时我俩喜欢太阳高照的周末,暖暖的珍珠奶茶和跟来店里的客人聊天。


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Crystal Wan harbors enthusiasm for philanthropy and environmental protection. She initiated the charitable self-media: GhaoGS, and is also the founder of POSUL (Pioneer of Sustainable Urban Life), which promotes the farming approach of no turn over, no weeding or no disinsection. The operation manager of S.H.Eliving, she advances the concepts of Sustainability, Health and Education. A devotee of traditional Chinese culture, also one of the few Chinese core members of the team EDF, she is dedicated to the combination of Chinese and western sustainability notions and the promotion of the “Ganghao” way of living to more people.

刚好对公益和环保生活充满热情。她创办了公益自媒体刚好公社GhaoGS,也是朴舍POSUL自然农法及可持续生活的创始人(Pioneer of Sustainable Urban Life),推广不翻耕、不除草、不除虫的农耕方式。她也是曦怡生活SHEliving的运营经理,传播环保Sustainability、健康Health、教育Education的理念。她热爱中国传统文化,同时也是EDF核心团队为数不多的长期中方成员,她希望将中西方环保理念结合,和将“刚好”的生活方式推广给更多人。


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Chloe is a local Shanghainese. She is a freelancer, a NEET and an Otaku. Want to dedicate herself to the development of sustainability in Shanghai.

Chloe是一个土生土长的上海人,自由职业者,NEET& Otaku一族。想要为上海的环保事业出一份绵薄之力


Marketer turned freelance graphic designer, Michelle lives by the mandate ‘do unto others what you would have others do unto you’, in all aspects of our lives. Small things lead to big things. If each and everyone of us strives to live sustainably, with kindness to all beings and our environment, our world will be a better place to live.

商人变成了自由图片设计师,Michelle一直在用别人如何对我我如何对别人的方式下生活,在我们的生活中的方方面面,其实这种做法也司空见惯。小事变成大问题。如果我们每个人都能努力以可持续发展的方式生活,对所有事物和我们的环境友善,我们生活的地球将变得更美好。


Cindy has been a dedicated participant of EDF since 2008. She is a former healthcare management consultant, but has come to understand that true health and wellness comes from our connection to nature. As a mother of three children, she is committed to applying her skills in business and leadership towards advocacy of sustainable lifestyles and healthier living for her family and the community at large.

Cindy女士自2008年起加入EDF并高度支持。她曾是一位医疗保健管理咨询家,但是现在认识到了真正的身心健康和自然的联系。作为三个孩子的母亲,她致力于将她的商业技能和领导力应用于自己家庭和广大社区中的环保以及健康生活方式中。



Hannah Lane has been a member of the EDF advisory board since 2009, bringing her experience in strategy and communications to the team. She is passionate about conservation and loves nothing more than scrutinising brands for their eco values.

Hannah自2009年以来一直是生态环保设计展的顾问委员会成员, 为这个团队贡献自己在沟通和战略方面的经验。她对环境保护方面充满热情,对生态价值的品牌搜寻情有独钟。


Trine Targett is one of the foreign contemporary design pioneers in China, founding the label Jooi in 1999. She fostered the renewal of artisan craftsmanship into contemporary design through a niche lifestyle brand based on eco values and supporting local artisans. She spearheaded the unique retail studio, Nest, showcasing eco design brands made in China. She has a passion for Contemporary Chinese art and creative culinary experiences.

Trine是当今国内顶尖的外国设计师,1999年创立了Jooi品牌。基于生态环保价值和支持当地工匠的环保生活方式品牌,她倡导把工匠技术革新融入到当下的设计创作中。她率先创立了唯一一家零售工作室Nest,展示国内环保设计品牌。她对当今的中国艺术充满激情和对烹调也有创新性经验