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Opportunities to Support the Eco Design Initiative 2010

We're on a mission to develop opportunities for youth entrepreneurship in sustainable design.

Here are some smart ways in which you can support the campaign for South African clean, smart design:

Prizes & Incentives for Fresh Talent:

Internships, education and mentorship
Commission production of the winning product, available in each category: baby bio, green home& hospitality, eco fashion
Inspiring experiences and/or destinations

Sponsor eco design events with direct marketing return

Suppliers of products, materials and services are welcome to support in exchange for on-site promotion at exhibitions and workshops.
Support the Eco Design Road Show (May 2011) to universities and design schools across South Africa.

Advertise in the Eco Design Catalogue

Designed primarily for online distribution
Limited print run (minimum 1000) A5 size, 64 page “documentary” of the project.
Production planned for Feb 2011.
Advertising packages from R2000 – R10000 (200€ - 1000€)

Sponsor environmentally friendly materials for participants to use in prototype production, workshops & Road Shows

Practical marketing opportunity: provide the materials and tools for designers to use

Promote the project and eco design stories through media, networks and associations

This is a story worth sharing!

Knowledge Share

Educators and experienced eco designers are invited to submit information to be distributed to design students and entrepreneurs via newsletters, blogs and website.
You may submit your resume to be considered for inclusion in future workshop programmes.

Contact the Eco Design Initiative at or via the forum on

Thank you!

Comments (1)

Design and Printing

I have read your posting and we would like to participate because we have a design and print company how best can we work in a way that will benefit us mutually.

3 May 2011, 11:07