Design for Freedom | Toolkit
A comprehensive resource for design and construction professionals to implement ethical, forced-labor free materials sourcing strategies into their practices.
Since the release of the Design for Freedom Report in October of 2020, owners, designers, and construction professionals have been asking for a comprehensive resource to help them incorporate Design for Freedom Principles into their projects. The Design for Freedom Toolkit provides a means and method for incorporating material transparency and circular value, and for prioritizing ethical selection and procurement on any construction, interiors, or landscape project, as well as in all material libraries.
- Design for Freedom Toolkit
- Design for Freedom Principles
- Design for Freedom Overview
- Sample Specification – Ethical Design Requirements
- Design for Freedom Material Tracking Schedule
- Design for Freedom Supplier Outreach Letter
- Design for Freedom Supplier Questionnaire
The Design for Freedom Toolkit is designed to provide resources and point to strategies for implementing Design for Freedom Principles into your practice and projects. The Toolkit is organized into three areas of focus: Education, Commitment, and Implementation.
Learn and share the principals and goals of the Design for Freedom Movement.
Looking for a concise way to explain what the Design for Freedom movement is? Download this short .pdf that you can share.
Use the editable Word document to input ethical design requirements into your Division 1 Specification.
Download this Excel spreadsheet to input and track selected materials on your project.
Customize this sample Supplier Outreach Letter in .pdf format to send to your own suppliers.
Download and personalize this pdf file to send to your suppliers to understand more about transparency in your materials supply chain.