Eco Design Fair - Showcasing innovation and sustainable design in Shanghai


Eco Design Fair Spring 2013

On Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, 2013 the Eco Design Fair brought together over 12,000 visitors, 81 exhibitors, 125 event contributors and partners, and 150 volunteers from the Shanghai community to the Cool Docks venue. The weekend-long activities, performances and exhibits inspired over 91% of visitors to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce waste, proving that the Eco Design Fair is Shanghai’s prominent resource for information on how to live a sustainable, healthy, innovative and well-designed lifestyles.

Eco Design Fair Spring 2012

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Eco Design Fair brought to Shanghai’s South Bund a full day of exhibits and activities for visitors to learn about green and healthy living, and seeking earth-friendly alternatives in fashion, food, energy, transportation, wellness, home, gardening, finance and more.

The theme of the Eco Design Fair this season is Explore, Create and Grow. The root of all inspiration comes from exploration that in turn enthuses creation and enables us to grow. The Eco Design Fair exists primarily to inspire and grow our eco consciousness for better living and a greener tomorrow.

The Eco Design Fair is a true community occasion, bringing together like-minded businesses, organizations and leaders from across China to promote sustainable economic and community development and to offer a wide variety of fun, informative, healthy and earth-friendly experiences for all ages.

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Healthy Lifestyles Pavilion @ ECO Lifestyles 2011

We held an eco-exhibition at the Expo Theme Pavilion to promote environmental awareness, and showcase how SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) have marketed themselves to trade and communicate with consumers. This was the largest comprehensive eco-exhibition in China.

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Eco Design Fair Spring 2011

Last spring, the Eco Design Fair (EDF) moved to a larger, spacious venue in order to accommodate a growing selection of eco-businesses. This shows how far we have progressed since EDF was first launched in 2008.

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Eco Design Fair Fall 2010

The fall fair happened to coincide with Earth week, which led our co-collaborator, Good to Shanghai to launch the Coolqi bike ride. Participants cycled from Xujiahui to the EDF venue to raise awareness on carbon emission in Shanghai.

Eco Design Fair Spring 2010

Due to overwhelming popularity, the fair spanned over two days. Both days’ events included live entertainment, fashion shows, the student art exhibition, as well as workshops hosted by various eco industry experts.

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Eco Design Showcase @ Interior Lifestyles China 2009

We were proud to be part of the eleven local eco-businesses which were showcased during the International trade show. This event was organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co.

Eco Design Fair Fall 2009

The fall 2009 fair was held at URBN, which prides itself on being Shanghai’s first carbon-neutral hotel. Once again, we held a comprehensive exhibition of innovative eco design products as well as the eco fashion show.

Eco Design Fair Spring 2009

This marked the launch of ecoKIDS, whereby children could learn about the importance of environmental conservation and sustainability. This was very well-received by both parents and children alike.

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Eco Design Fair Fall 2008

Due to the success of our very first fair, EDF held the event once again in the fall of 2008. More businesses jumped on the eco bandwagon, adding to the diversity of eco-friendly options for the public to browse.

Eco Design Fair Spring 2008

This was Shanghai’s ground breaking event in raising awareness of pressing environmental issues and to make the public aware of sustainable design products choices and eco-friendly lifestyle.

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