Design for Sustainable Manufacturing

Design for Sustainable Manufacturing takes a unique, holistic, and hands-on approach. The workshops by defining sustainability and the key principles of circular design. This is followed by learning design thinking methods that put companies’ needs in focus to help shape a custom solution. These workshops walk designers through sustainable design, sourcing and production strategies.
May
23
2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm
May
26
2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm
May
31
2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm
June
2
2022
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Sustainable Textile Sourcing

This is a 1-on-1 consultation opportunity available exclusively for businesses operating in Manhattan’s Garment District. It is aimed at helping companies maintain their garment production in NYC through sourcing sustainable textiles via the Re:Source Library, a textile sourcing and consulting company. Register below to be considered for this opportunity. Made in NYC will follow-up to schedule the exact time of your consultation.

Mindful Making Meditation Incubator

The Mindful Making Meditation Incubator is a 2-day weekend intensive focusing on business strategy and audience development through contemplative inquiry. This workshop helps manufacturers develop contemplative awareness, practices, and tools for the work environment. This workshop will cultivate organizational methods and processes that create mindful, present, authentic, focused, honest, and reflective organizations and decision-making practices.

“Rhonda and Esmilda are incredibly skilled at helping participants envision their businesses in new ways and leave with tangible ideas. I return to my notes frequently, particularly when I’m stuck.”

–Emily, Founder, Em & El Organics
April
30
2022
10am – 4pm
May
1
2022
10am – 2pm

Grow Your Own Packaging

Materials fee: $55 per person

In this 3-day hands-on workshop series, attendees will grow their own custom packing material using mycelium—an eco-conscious, biodegradable material made from mushroom tissue that could eventually replace styrofoam. Additionally, you’ll learn about a range of eco friendly packaging options and where to source them. Prior to the first session, you’ll be shipped a box containing samples of the packaging discussed, along with all the mycelium materials needed to set up your in-home lab (all you need at home is a table to work on, and a cool dark space to let your mycelium grow).

Sessions which are conducted over Zoom will combine lecture and hands-on demonstrations with which participants can follow along. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have your very own custom mycelium packaging! This course will help you source eco-friendly packaging options, while giving you an in-depth understanding of how mycelium packaging is created, so that you can better design, innovate, and source custom solutions for your unique product!

Time-lapse footage showing a MycoBond™ product forming within a mold as fungus grows around agricultural debris. Credit: Ecovative Design
April
18
2022
6pm – 7:30pm
April
23
2022
6pm – 7:30pm
April
26
2022
6pm – 7:30pm

Design Strategy for Business

Design Strategy for Business is a 3-day workshop series for manufacturers who are looking to gain a more “design-strategic” approach to business. Design strategy links design and business activities into a creative and cohesive strategy for creating value and a sustainable business advantage. This series will start with an analysis of your current business practices, then build on this by exploring individualized design strategy tools, with the final workshop focusing on real-life implementation. Manufacturers must commit to all 3 sessions to be able to participate.
April
11
2022
6pm – 9pm
April
15
2022
6pm – 9pm
April
16
2022
10am – 1pm