For the duration of London Design Festival, Franklin Till presented the Guilt-Free? space; an exploration of brands, organisations and individuals radically changing the way we design, make and consume. Taking over a redundant retail space in the Brompton Design District, we presented design and material innovation that is appeasing our increasing social and environmental conscience, through a dynamic programme of collaborative exhibitions, workshops and talks.
Guilt-Free? collaborator Bethany Williams is a British designer providing alternative systems for fashion production. Her collections connect social and environmental issues to present innovative solutions to sustainability. In collaboration with communities, such as women serving time in prison, she transforms waste from factories, food banks and supermarkets into highly desirable clothing, all presented in the Guilt-Free? space.
How can brands and organisations embed a clear sense of purpose in everything they do? What are the challenges and opportunities as we increasingly look to live guilt-free? How can brands help us navigate a complex sustainable agenda avoiding greenwashing and distrust? The Purposeful Product Directory of the Guilt-Free? space manifested the importance of purposefully designed, made and marketed products guiding us to more sustainable production and consumption.
Guilt-Free? collaborators Materiom are open source material experts. Their open source recipes use only locally abundant natural ingredients and life-friendly chemistry, allowing just about anyone to create plastics and composites you cook on the stove, laser cut and 3D print. Materiom offered the chance for the public to experiment with ingredients in the Guilt-Free? Space, and learn all about “nature’s recipe book”.
Protest Press are a graphic design studio aiming to create and activate positive change through their creative workshops and events. Founded by five graphic design graduates, who all believe in the power of design to create social change, Protest Press invited the public to ‘Find Your Voice’ in the Guilt-Free? Space - an experimental and hands-on poster making workshop using waste paper.