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Swiss Army Knife

The original Swiss army knife from Victorinox is a true classic and have been known for its quality and long lasting qualities since the first knife was produced for the Swiss army back in 1890.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

CircoPIPE

Join the Pipe water bottle

Join the Pipe creates water bottles that can be refilled from the tap. With every bottle they sell in the Western world they give one to a child in Africa. The water bottles are made from PP and BPA free.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

CircoCREUSET

The cast iron pan by le Creuset

Le Creuset has been producing cast iron pans since 1925. People trust this brand for its quality that is why these pans are passed on from generation to generation and extremely long lasting.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Attachment and Trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

CircoLEVIS

The Levi’s 501 jeans

Created in 1873 – Levi’s made its first original 501 button fly jeans. This model of jeans is really an investment: once bought, one can have and wear them for the rest of their life. The quality of these jeans is high because the denim used is tough and thick.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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Gaggia Classic- espresso machine

The Gaggia Classic is an espresso machine for home use with professional quality. The design didn’t change since the 70’s. Because coffee enthusiast love the machine there are plenty of online guides to maintain, repair or upgrade these machines.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment & Trust
– Ease of maintenance and Repair

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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NWS SANDALS

The Reef Redemption line is concerned with developing products that have as little environmental impact as possible, by using non-toxic materials and glues, as well as using the smallest amount of material possible.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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RememberMe-Oxfam

RememberMe is a project that captured stories from people that brought products to an Oxfam charity shop. The stories give greater value to the product.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment & Trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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IRON & RESIN

Iron & Resin is a Californian brand that sells streetwear clothing and motorcycle accessories. The relative advantage that this brand is focusing on is its hand crafted quality made in the USA.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Product durability
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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GDIAPERS

Gdiapers is an affordable, accessible diaper that is gentle and breathable for their babies and a diaper whose production and disposal regenerates the environment rather than depletes it.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust

Business Model Archetypes:
– Hybrid model

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FREITAG

Freitag products are made from original recycled materials (used truck tarps, used car seat belts, used air bags and used bicycle inner tubes). Because the materials are tough, the products are too.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Gap-exploiter model

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Link

Link is modular product featuring units that join together to create freestanding partitions and room dividers. Depending on how the units are stacked, Link can be used for multi purposes and different interior settings.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and Trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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Bugaboo Cameleon

The Cameleon is able to be used from newborns to toddlers and designed to last at least 15 years. Every user can adjust the Bugaboo Cameleon to his own preferences, the stroller is available in many different colours.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability
– Upgradability and adaptability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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My Paper Bag

The My Paper Bag Original is a bag made of ecological tanned leather in a Fair Trade certified workshop in India. It is a high qualitative bag. The leather and the wooden bottom inside make the bag durable and long lasting. The leather becomes even more appealing over the years.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

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Opinel pocket knife

The Opinel pocket knife is a foldable knife made of carbon or stainless steel and a Beech wooden handle. The original Opinel knives are made of carbon steel, famous for their high quality cutting edge. The knife is easy to sharpen but requires carefully maintenance due to its sensitivity to rust.

Circular Design Strategies:
– Attachment and trust
– Product durability

Business Model Archetypes:
– Classic long life model

Project Ara

Imagine source: http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml This modular mobile phone enables the user to put together their own custom made phone with the specifications their desire. The user can set different parameters for different components and creates its own phone. If a component breaks down, it is easy to re-order and replace. Circular Design Strategies Design for attachment and trust: the user puts together their own phone, while doing this they will create more attachment to this. Design for durability: The phone enables the user to re-order parts and repair something if it is not working. Because of this easy repair, the life […]

Sandwichbike

The Sandwichbike gets its name from the fact that its frame is made from two weather-coated layered plywood plates, that most of the custom-made components are sandwiched between. A series of aluminum “smart cylinders” connect the two plates to one another, while also serving as mounting points for things like the seat tube, headset and bottom bracket. Buyers will receive everything (including the necessary assembly tools) by mail in a flat cardboard box, and put it all together themselves – there are less than 50 parts in the entire kit. The designers inform us that in the final production version, a complete […]