Recently I sought out an interview with Portland-based designer-entrepreneur Aurelie Tu, founder of CraftedSystems. The production model that Tu designed for her business is creative, interesting, and sustainable. Instead of outsourcing assembly of her products overseas, she works with women-in-transition at the YWCA in Portland. This is the type of innovation in business and design that I fantasize about ( see previous post ) and that I go ga-ga over when I actually find it.
To read the interview, follow this link to industrial design super site, Core77