Sustainable Product Design
Sustainable design is at the core of our brand.
Our designs are all solutions to problems we’ve noticed with current, lesser-quality, sustainable products.
We design all of our products right here in the UK, Newcastle to be exact, and ensure our creation are built to last for the people that use them and not to harm nature.
"The key is in the detail"
– Robert Walker
OUR DESIGN PROCESS
According to ‘all-recycling-facts’, eco-friendly products “do not harm the environment whether in their production, use or disposal”.
Basically, eco-friendly products protect and preserve the environment.
Potential environmental harm is carefully considered at every stage, from our production to disposal.
CAREFUL MATERIAL SELECTION
Every product on this planet is made of materials.
The materials we choose, however, can be the difference between polluting the oceans & causing no harm to nature at all.
Main eco-friendly material characteristics include:
- Naturally Biodegradable / Compostable
It’s simple, a good reusable product is built to last.
By combining intelligent design with careful material choices, products can be created that are easy to maintain and last a lifetime.
Simple design is good design but simple design is not easy design.
END OF LIFE CONSIDERATION
What happens to a product when it comes to the end of its life is very important and often overlooked.
We ensure, wherever possible, that our products can be either repurposed, repaired, reused, recycled or biodegrade.
OUR DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Questions we ask ourselves whilst designing.
What happens if the product reaches the ocean?
How is the product disposed of at its End of Life (EOL)?
Is the product a solution to a problem?
How will it be packed, shipped & assembled?
Can we reduce energy of manufacture?
Is the product easy to clean & maintain?
Can the product be repurposed, repaired, reused, recycled at end of its life?
What are the most planet-friendly materials for reusability & user-experience?
Is the product easy to take apart if items need to be replaced?
BUILT TO LAST, NOT TO HARM
By following our design principles and using our unique design process we:
- Create the best products that are built to last and do minimal harm to the environment
- Reduce the amount of plastic that harms our environment
- Inspire a reuse revolution together.
This page of the site is dedicated to Sams’ (Founder) late grandad Robert Walker.
“He was an amazing engineer with a real eye for detail, he taught me a lot about design & manufacture when I was young. Rumour has it that he created the world’s first hatchback car (in the photo shown)
Without his patience and influence I would have never started WiseSip & designed these sustainable products.”