THE TRUE MEANING OF DESIGN IS TO OFFER A SOLUTION TO A PROBLEM.
MY NAME IS JUNIPER DARWIN YOUNG, AND I’M HERE TO PUT MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS.
Unmarked Gear is a sewn goods initiative that bases everything around leaving it better.
To say that Unmarked Gear includes sustainability into its business practice would be an insult to the amount of effort I’ve put into building it. Unmarked Gear does not patronize sustainability. It is sustainable retail in action.
From my suppliers, to production, to after-market support, everything about Unmarked Gear revolves not around the customer, not around the product, and certainly not around profits; but around lasting impact. The tack is holistic -- encompassing direct, short-term sustainable measures while also supporting longer-term solutions.
Climate warming, ecosystem collapses, and species extinction are just a few of the manmade environmental crises that need imminent solutions; but we don’t have to wait on engineers or researchers to develop the all-in-one miracle cure. We have alternatives we can initiate already.
By putting sustainability at the core of our designs, production, and support, the sewn goods industry can initiate positive eco-systemic change immediately. Problems accrue interest. On the other side of the coin, solutions are also scalable.
As the greatest sitcom in the world, 30 Rock, once put it: “There’s only three things standing between you and winning: your breasts, and wanting it bad enough.” So tell me, what solutions are you creating with your craft? And how bad to you want it?