Wednesday, December 5, 2007
A materialistic website...
Struggling to find the proper materials for your newest green design? Ecolect is a FREELY accessible (finally) sustainable materials library chock full of recyclable/reusable/recycled/efficient goodness. Designed by designers, Ecolect doesn't just limit itself to products alone, but also focuses on the sustainable community by allowing users to submit their own product reviews.
Which reminds me, I forgot to pick up some elephant dung paper for Christmas.
And yes, they're also blogging.
From their website:
Our vision is unique:
To provide the tools and resources that make it easier for you to design responsibly.
Searching for reliable, state-of-the-art sustainable materials shouldn’t be a frustrating scavenger hunt around the Internet. Ecolect empowers you with:
1. An easy-to-use website featuring only materials with sustainable attributes, a place that stimulates discussion about defining sustainability and is a source of accurate information
2. A place for you to contribute user reviews and images of materials you use
Helpful case studies on successful sustainable design
3. An informative blog that discusses how design and ecology affect the world Now that sustainability is becoming important to more people, we need to define its many levels and create tools to help implement those standards. We are convinced that Ecolect is an efficient way for you and others committed to sustainability to fill this gap in the growing green movement.