Developing Native Materials of the Green Craft Considering Sustainable Development


  • Wei-Chen Chang
  • Akira Ueda
  • Shyh-Huei Hwang


Design Anthropology, Native Materials, Green Craft, Culture Industry, Sustainable Development, Circular Economy Value


The purpose of this study is to research thoughts on green and native materials of the culture industry in Taiwan. Initially, we discuss the eco-material study, green demand and then analyze sustainable development conveys respect “Design Anthropology†that can provide new thinking for the crafters who engage in eco-related cultural industries. This research investigate Taiwanese aboriginal crafters in their workshop using qualitative interviews who applied natural materials for craft practices. This study looked at material design principles as well as sustainable and ecological perspectives at what material learning is and how it might play a role in the creative thinking process. The innovative thinking matrix of cross matching “story concept and material concept†in multidisciplinary filed of design anthropology. As a result, this study takes “green design†thinking as a basis to establish a set of material designs and assist designers in examining the environmentally friendly in the cultural industry.



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How to Cite

Chang, W.-C., Ueda, A., & Hwang, S.-H. (2017). Developing Native Materials of the Green Craft Considering Sustainable Development. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 5(5). Retrieved from