akeshift has a strong ethical foundation based on principles of social and environmental sustainment. We believe that designers need to accept more responsibility for shaping the world in which we live, and actively take advantage of the potential for designed objects to bring about positive social change through enabling more sustainable behaviours and ways of living.

At the core of all our work is a desire to make people question why things are done the way they are, and how they could be done better. We hope that the objects and spaces we create go out into the world to make some kind of worthwhile difference to how people live and think.

As a business, we are committed to sustainable practice at every level, from the most basic activities (minimising our consumption of resources, using recycled paper, sourcing solar-powered web hosting, running our office on green electricity etc.), to more involved commitments such as volunteering our time and skills to help raise critical discourse within the design community, and working only with clients who themselves operate ethically and responsibly.

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