Today, Earth Day, we are thrilled to publish together with ITALIANBARK our new e-book entirely dedicated to circular design. We have been researching about the circular economy and circular design since 2017. We could not… Read More »NEW E-BOOK: DESIGNING A CIRCULAR FUTURE
Garbage and pollution are not mere accidents. On the contrary, in a linear economy like ours, waste is primarily projected and, therefore, a design flaw. According to Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the decisions we make when… Read More »WASTE: ACCIDENT, FAILURE OR PROJECT?
When we decided to create SOMA_studiomilano our mission was very clear. We wanted to spark conversations and raise awareness around the circular economy and circular design to empower citizens, organizations, and businesses to take the… Read More »MATERIAL RESEARCH: THE FIRST STEP FOR CIRCULAR BUSINESSES
Most of today’s garments are woven from plastic-based acrylic, nylon or polyester threads. All these materials are chemically produced and nonbiodegradable. However, a growing number of innovators are turning to nature in an attempt to… Read More »ARE BIO GARMENTS THE FUTURE OF FASHION? WE HOPE SO.
Bioplastics have never been a straightforward solution. Whenever researching it, we find so many different views and approaches that lead us to more questions and concerns than conclusions. Some weeks ago, we came across a… Read More »ARE BIOPLASTICS PLANET-SAFE? IT’S COMPLICATED.
Wearing a mask became a symbol of self-care and cared for others, a sign of our sense of community. Single-use masks disposal, however, represent a threat to the environment. We are throwing 129 billion face masks… Read More »MEET INOKA: THE WORLD’S FIRST MASK SAFE SYSTEM
What happens to our carbon footprint when we die?When human bodies are buried underground in coffins, people’s carbon footprint does not stop at the end of their lifetime. Coffins slow down the decomposition process, littering… Read More »REDESIGNING DEATH: TURNING CEMETERIES INTO FORESTS