Have you heard of the term ‘Social Design’? Wikipedia says that social design is ‘design hat is mindful of the designer’s role and responsibility in society and the use of the design process aims to bring social change. Mindfulness is the catchword here. Thinking of mindful ways to incorporate in interior design and styling is something I am always intrigued with. So I was all ears when I learned of the social design label Bridge & Tunnel.
Bridge & Tunnel is focused on sustainable and fair production. Based in the German city of Hamburg they produce their range of homewares and fashion accessories with disadvantaged people and refugees. Their designs are mainly based on denim as raw material. But even the raw material is sourced with a social responsibility – post- and pre-consumer waste is being used for the items under the label of Bridge & Tunnel.
I myself wanted to see and feel it and got a cushion made of denim waste. I can tell you one thing – it is super soft and comfy. And honestly, knowing that this material would have gone to waste, makes it even more special. They offer a full range of beautiful cushions as well as throws made of repurposed denim. Additionally, they produce fashion items, bags and other accessories made of denim waste. Thumbs up, really!
Don’t you wonder sometimes when you buy new things for your home – do I really need it? Is it just one more thing? Well, I do even though I am such a collector. But I try to be conscious of my choices. Whether it is second-hand items that get a new life or products based on social design – I like to know that my choices are not senseless. I don’t know about you, but I have a strong feeling that you – my readers – are pretty much like me. Am I right?
If I am right, then you will be happy about this: Together with Bridge & Tunnel I am giving away the same cushion cover as I have at home. Hop over to Instagram to join the giveaway!
This blog post has been brought to you in collaboration with Bridge & Tunnel. As always all opinions and photos are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands who support this blog!
Photography by Igor Josifovic and by Baroquine via Bridge & Tunnel