Our company has been in operation since 1996. We are extremely passionate about what we do and we believe that through education and social responsibility we can make a difference in the world.
We are Women Owned – WBENC Certified and have offices in NY and China.
Our office is an incubator for innovation. We have used the success we’ve achieved in our 20+ years in operation to branch out into other creative and progressive projects, notably Design & Source Labs and Evolving Voice. It all stems from our dedication to helping others achieve their goals and making the world a better place in the process.
Our founder Laura Tufariello is committed to education and has given conferences and presentations on sustainability to many large corporations in the USA. She also developed and taught SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Laura continues to volunteer on projects to help educate consumers on best practices to make a difference.
We have an awesome team in our office in the center of NYC in the Garment District. Each person is unique and adds their own personal contributions to our overall company ethos. We all care deeply about the values the company holds and are proud to support causes and non-profit organizations that make the world a better place.
Our China office is located across the street from the Canton Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China and is staffed with experts in production, quality control, ethical sourcing, and logistics.
We are proud of the work we do and want you to be confident that your product or packaging will meet your specific needs. It’s no surprise why our biggest clients have remained loyal to us for over twenty years - our work speaks for itself!
But don't just take our word for it, read a few testimonials from some of our past clients below!
"Laura is a long-time member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and worked with me to imagine, develop, and launch the highly successful How2Recycle Label Program (www.how2recycle.info). Laura even conceived of the name and did the initial branding work! I have always loved working with Laura and appreciate her sustainability passion and knowledge."
"I highly recommend Laura and her team for any specialty packaging needs, innovation sessions or to lead a sustainable model for your company. I had the honor of working with Design & Source for over 10 years in which they developed, project managed, produced and delivered excellence in a complex supply chain. She and her team are proactive, engaged and deliver results which positively effect a company's bottom line and sustainability goals."
"Laura Tufariello is a mind of multiple minds, a creative thinker and social entrepreneur. She has made Design and Source a sandbox of possibilities and feasibilities - ideas are flying in the multitude, and I always leave the meeting elated and inspired. Her sustainable approach to business and life is very remarkable, and makes the call to action always highly spirited and fun with a generosity beyond borders."
We exist to be productive members of our economy and society by helping other brands delight their customers and share their unique brand story.
We are committed to the environment and our global and local community. We believe it is important to give back wherever we can whether it be from supporting causes we care about to using our office space to host events and seminars that educate others about these important issues.
Our mission can be broken down to three simple things:
We are founding members of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and helped design the HOW2RECYCLE label. We are Woman Owned- WBENC Certified, members of the Social Venture Network, and C-TPAT Certified. We have also created a program that provides a free co-working residence and a brand development think tank for social good - Design & Source Labs.
We give back to causes we care about. We are passionate about helping disadvantaged youth change the trajectory of their lives with organizations like The Felix Organization. We also partner with not-for-profit community-oriented manufacturers.
Design & Source honored our Veterans with volunteer projects we imagined, sponsored, and implemented. We brought Holiday Cheer to The NYC Veterans Medical Center Holiday, bringing together 96 volunteers to turn the hospital into a joyful journey through multiple Tribute Trees to celebrate those who served.
During the holiday season for several years, we designed, organized, and sponsored unique holiday trees in over 30 Starbucks stores in or near military bases. We provided yellow ribbon trees and thousands of specially designed yellow ribbon ornaments for military families to personalize to celebrate their loved ones who were away for the holidays. Ornament design was inspired by the medallions at Starbucks Headquarters displayed for each Veteran or Military Family Member hired by Starbucks and trees are assembled and maintained by volunteers from Blue Star Families. You can view photos here.
We are also founders of Evolving Voice, a social venture born out of a collective desire to live more purposefully, act with intention, and create kinder spaces through the conversations we have with ourselves and others. We realized that in order to do that, we need to encourage intentional evolution. To change the world, we need to change ourselves on a personal level by building our skills for empathy, tolerance, and communication. Evolving Voice collects, curates, and creates sustainable products and life tools which spark, foster, and celebrate our social evolution. We are open to and have ideas to collaborate with you on an Evolving Voice product to highlight your company’s social responsibility.
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