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Sustainable Design - Where Sustainable Ethical Design Meets Functionality and Aesthetics

At Ty & Mor we specialise in transforming spaces for the hospitality sector, retail industry, and domestic refurbishments while prioritising sustainability, ethics, functionality, and aesthetics. In this blog post, we'll explore how you can create designs that seamlessly integrate these elements, with a focus on sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethical design principles.

Understanding Sustainable Ethical Design

Sustainable, ethical design aims to minimise environmental impact while promoting social responsibility and ethical practices throughout the design process. It involves selecting materials and practices that are environmentally friendly, supporting fair labor practices, and contributing positively to communities. When considering sustainable, ethical design, ask yourself the following questions:

1. Material Selection: Are the materials used in the design sourced sustainably and ethically, considering factors such as environmental impact and fair labor practices?

2. End-of-Life Considerations: What happens to the materials at the end of their life cycle? Can they be recycled, repurposed, or safely disposed of?

Embracing Eco-Friendly Practices

Eco-friendly design focuses on reducing environmental impact by minimizing resource consumption, waste generation, and pollution. It involves using renewable resources, energy-efficient technologies, and non-toxic materials. When incorporating eco-friendly practices into a design, you should consider:

1. Low-VOC Paint: Does the paint used in the design contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs)? Opting for low-VOC or VOC-free paint reduces indoor air pollution and promotes healthier indoor environments.

2. Sustainable Raw Materials: Are the raw materials sourced from sustainable and responsibly managed forests or other renewable sources? Choosing materials such as bamboo, cork, or reclaimed wood reduces environmental impact and supports sustainable forestry practices.

Prioritising Ethical Practices

Ethical design involves considering the social and ethical implications of design decisions, including fair labor practices, worker safety, and community engagement. It supports transparent supply chains and fair wages for workers involved in the production process. When prioritising ethical practices, inquire about:

1. Fair Labor Practices: Are the workers involved in manufacturing and production treated fairly and paid a living wage? Ethical design ensures that workers are not exploited and are provided with safe working conditions.

2. Community Impact: How does the design contribute to the local community and economy? Supporting local artisans, businesses, and craftsmen fosters economic growth and strengthens community ties.

Crafting Spaces with Ty & Mor

At Ty & Mor, we are committed to creating spaces that blend functionality, aesthetics, sustainability, and ethics seamlessly. Our team of experts collaborate closely with clients to understand their vision and values, integrating sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethical design principles into every aspect of the project. From selecting low-VOC paints to sourcing sustainable raw materials, we ensure that our designs not only look beautiful but also contribute to a more sustainable and ethical future.


Whether you're renovating a hospitality venue, revamping a retail space, or refurbishing your home, we have the expertise and dedication to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to embark on your journey towards sustainable, eco-friendly, and ethical design with Ty & Mor.