Designers & Agents seeks to use its platform to champion causes it deems important. At the forefront of D&A’s focus lies its commitment to sustainability; highly regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable design movement, D&A seeks to identify and support ecologically minded brands through its multi-faceted Green Initiative.
The three aspects of the Designers & Agents Green Initiative are as follows:
Provides gifted space at the New York, May and Los Angeles, June shows to selected emerging designers who create their products through the use of ecologically friendly materials, sustainable production, and/or supporting local and fair trade labor.
Identifies brands that are making strides towards incorporating sustainable practices in the manufacturing and sourcing of their products. These brands are designated with a Green Leaf icon on their booth sign as well as exhibitor directory.
Brands which demonstrate that the majority of their product line is achieved through ecologically sensitive practices and/or fair trade affiliations are eligible for Green Market status. Green Market brands are designated special signage and also when appropriate, have the option of a 5ft shared booth, as an entry into D&A.
In addition D&A continues its efforts of promoting sustainable practices at its show spaces through improved recycling, biodegradable catering supplies and green cleaning supplies.