Manufacturers abroad are using the Living Product Challenge framework to rethink the way products are made. Instead of trying to be “less bad,” they are creating goods that have a positive impact.
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve health and comfort of work life. Their functional yet minimal designs and ergonomic consultation services help transform traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Humanscale has become an industry leader in sustainability, advocating for more rigorous standards and incorporating a Net Positive philosophy into every aspect of their business. As a global company, their approach focuses not only on minimizing negative impacts but working to produce significant positive contributions. Humanscale’s goal is to make an overall Net Positive impact on the Earth.
Achieving Living Product certification for the Float® table and Diffrient Smart™ chair in 2016 gave the company a tangible example of what being Net Positive looks like. Humanscale has therefore embraced the (International) Living Product Challenge once again, this time, for a total of 26 products across all of its manufacturing facilities.
Design for the future
Using the Living Product Challenge framework, you can create Living Products that are:
- Healthy and free of toxins
- Socially responsible and respects the rights of workers
- Net positive and benefit both people and the environment