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Material Change - Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement (Hardcover)

Eve Blossom

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Many of us now look at the clothes we wear and wonder about the conditions at the factory where they were made. Did children stitch our shirts and pants? Were the workers compensated fairly? Were they forced into labor? The answers--often harsh--change our feelings about these products and lead us to yet another question: are there better options? "Material Change" is the story of architect and entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who built her design business, Lulan Artisans, on a framework of ecological, economic and social sustainability. Lulan Artisans is a for-profit social venture that designs, produces and markets contemporary textiles made by Blossom's collaborators--over 650 weavers, dyers, spinners and finishers in Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Lulan's mission is ambitious: to preserve artisanal traditions; to give workers an ample wage, benefits and a safe workplace; to bring stability to communities by creating jobs; and to provide economic alternatives to human trafficking. Here, Blossom describes her travels and experiences in bustling cities and remote villages in Vietnam, Cambodia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, as the region was opening its doors to free trade and tourism. We walk with her through markets where handmade fabrics are sold, and accompany her on motorbikes to visit rural villages devoted to farming and weaving. We learn how she formed Lulan Artisans, by getting to know the artisans and their designs, processes and heritages. Blossom's trips to Southeast Asia put her face-to-face with the horrors of the sex trade, galvanizing her commitment to disruptive entrepreneurship. Also featured are stories by other disruptive entrepreneurs who are part of a growing movement to merge design, social compassion and business: Muna AbuSulayman, Patrick Awuah, Shashin Chokshi, Tali Gottlieb, Joi Ito, Dr. Jordan Kassalow, Shaffi Mather, Tobias Rose-Stockwell, Juliana Rotich and Ricardo Teran. The result is a new, holistic model for the twenty-first century.
Eve Blossom is the founder and CEO of Lulan Artisans. An architect by training, Eve lectures worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies. She is an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow.

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Imprint: Distributed Art Publishers
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2011
First published: October 2011
Authors: Eve Blossom
Dimensions: 221 x 180 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-1-935202-45-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Industrial / commercial art & design > Fashion design
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Manufacturing industries
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Manufacturing industries > Textile industries
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LSN: 1-935202-45-6
Barcode: 9781935202455

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