Winners of Fifth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge Reinvent Apparel, Furnishings & Personal Care Items for the Circular Economy

Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge 5 Winners include (clockwise from top): Scout jacket, Medusa 3D Printing Spool, MyEcoWall, S(h)aving the World personal razor & Plano Chair

“The Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge creates space for innovators to expand circularity by exploring ways to create next-generation Cradle to Cradle products.” – William McDonough

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the 5th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, including MyEcoWall, a mobile acoustic wall made from Ecovative mushroom material; Plano, a chair folded from a single sheet of recycled and fully recyclable polypropylene, and Scout, a children’s jacket that “grows” with the child which received the Challenge’s new award for Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified Materials.  


Presented by the Institute in collaboration with Autodesk and Arconic Foundation, the Challenge is the fifth in an initial series of six circular design challenges continuing into 2018. The Challenges incentivize and inspire the design community to envision viable product design solutions for the circular economy using Cradle to Cradle product design principles. To date, the Challenge series has received more than 466 entries from 406 designers in 30 countries. This latest challenge attracted 94 entries from 141 designers in 17 countries.

The winners are:

Best Student Project & Best Use of Aluminum: MyEcoWall

by Caterina Vianna & Ferran Gesa – EINA, University School of Design and Art, Barcelona, Spain

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