News Analysis

Can Products Do More Good Than Harm? The Living Product Challenge

ILFI is challenging companies to make a product with a positive “handprint” rather than a “footprint.” And it has to be affordable to the factory workers who make it.

Ecological “footprints” refer to the impact that we have on the planet through consumption and other activities. If the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) is successful in its latest program, we may think a lot more about our “handprints”—the benefit and value we add to the world.

That’s especially true for product manufacturers, for whom ILFI announced its Living Product Challenge in April 2015 at ILFI’s Living Future conference in Seattle.

Published April 2, 2015