Materials & Insight

At Nirvana, we believe materials have the power to turn a good idea into a great one. That’s why we spend

our time in pursuit of innovative and inspiring products and processes that can do just that. Our materials

library, housed at our London headquarters, is the physical manifestation of this search, and provides

a space for individuals and brands to explore the furthest reaches of their imagination. 

 

Nirvana’s own Material Boards are an extension of this exploration. Collaborating with an impressive roster

from across the creative industries – including graphics specialist Anthony Burrill and product designer

Alexander Taylor – we use each instalment in the ongoing series as a means of bringing together

a material and a process in a thoughtful union that reflects what we call Creative Production. 

 

Nirvana’s Insight department closely monitors the latest news, trends and happenings from across the

different areas in which we work. We draw on more than a decade of experience to provide bespoke

feedback for our range of international clients, regularly released insight reports, as well as interviews and

features that champion our in-house expertise and that of our extensive network of partners

Material Monday: What is the impact of footwear on the environment?

Material Monday: What is the impact of footwear on the environment?

Posted Last Monday by Katie Kubrak

One of the most staggering production numbers that does not get enough publicity is the number of shoes we make and buy annually. Shoes that are a non-recyclable product. So, let’s start by pointing out some facts and figures. In 2015, the worldwide footwear production reached 23 billion pairs. With a world population of 7.3 […]

Material Monday: How can I choose sustainable products?

Material Monday: How can I choose sustainable products?

Posted 12 August by Katie Kubrak

Sustainable living has been a highlight in popular culture for the past few years. As a result, consumer appetites and ‘sustainable’ product propositions are not slowing down. With this in mind, how can we sieve through the abundance of options and choose the one that is most sustainable for the planet? It all starts with […]

Material Monday: Product Tracking for Circular Economy

Material Monday: Product Tracking for Circular Economy

Posted 29 July by Katie Kubrak

Addressing the challenges facing the fashion industry today requires going way beyond the influence and reach of one organisation. As a result, true transformation at scale can happen as multinational brands combine forces by forming critical partnerships. These include Global Fashion Agenda and Connect Fashion Global Initiative. Since 2009, a non-profit organisation – Global Fashion […]

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Eco Excite: Jogakbo

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Eco Excite: Jogakbo

Posted Last Thursday by Katie Kubrak

Innovation is a word with thousands of meanings. How can we distil the clutter and find meaningful solutions that successfully portray a sustainable story? Firstly, to counteract the messaging of losing touch or connection with the environment, the story needs to go back to its roots. A solid foundation can be the best engine for […]

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Insight: Packaging Rewrapped Conference

Material Monday Sustainable Stories Insight: Packaging Rewrapped Conference

Posted 15 July by Katie Kubrak

“We are the first generation to feel the effect of climate change but the last generation who can do anything about it.” Barack Obama   With the above quote in mind, this Material Monday we would like to share with you the insights and incredible experience we had while attending “Packaging Rewrapped”, a conference organised […]