It all started with... A strong desire to impact how products are being created and consumed in our planet.
Ana founded Be For Change with the belief that everything can be made with purpose and ethics, used with care and cherished for many years.
‘Waste is a failure in Creativity’ and at Be For Change we lack neither: we source materials being wasted at an industrial level and create useful products made to last.
Ana Carneiro graduated in BA (Hons) Product Design from Central Saint Martins in 2015 and has been working within sustainable design since. Ana strongly believes in the need for more sustainable lifestyles and actively works within that field. To further her knowledge within the field of sustainability, she has taken the Cradle to Cradle design course from C2C Certified, achieving a Silver certification on closed-loop design. Ana also sits in the Steering Group of the Sustainability Network at The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
You can view some of Ana’s work here.
It's been over a year since we introduced Be For Change to the public, we are slowly growing and looking for new challenges.
We have introduced multiple remakes of our original Bag For Change, all made from fabric surplus; created products for different companies looking to be more sustainable; and are currently working on a collection of home-wares made with waste leather.
We want to create a strong network of people who share the same values, happy to work together on creating a sustainable future. Our vision is to connect people of different talents, companies of all sizes and final consumers, in an effort to make the most out of the materials and infrastructures already in existence and minimising waste.
We aim to be facilitators of successful collaborations, storytellers of products' stories and educators of the consumers which will shape the world.