Slow Factory transforms socially and environmentally harmful systems by designing models that are good for the Earth and good for people.
We are people of the global majority advancing climate justice and social equity through regenerative design, open education, and materials innovation.
Slow Factory is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Climate scientists warn that we must change everything about our global economic system by 2030 to prevent a worldwide climate catastrophe––which is already unfolding in many parts of the world. The imperative to rapidly change our culture and our systems is urgent. Our programs foster creative, cross-disciplinary collaboration across science, the arts, and business, leveraging culture for the systemic transformation we urgently need for the future we want.
Our impact at a glance:
Students enrolled in Open Edu
Funds raised for climate + materials development and human rights research
Our dedicated and passionate audience
Free and accessible education program focused on sustainability, equity, climate justice, and human rights. Classes center the expertise and concerns of people from the global majority.
Experiential workshops that showcase landfills as sites of cultural importance, reframe waste as a design problem, and provide tools to create sustainable, circular systems in product design and waste management.
International and interdisciplinary conference series featuring climate justice and human rights advocates, sustainability experts, scientists, fashion industry leaders, artists, and cultural workers.