Living Product Challenge Handprinting Guide 1.1
The concept of Handprinting broadens the framework of sustainability. It allows us to be inspired by our potential to do good, in addition to our desire to do less harm. Handprints and Footprints are built on the same metrics from Life Cycle Analysis, which allows us to quantify the beneficial impacts of actions we take to change and improve “business as usual.”
The purpose of this guide is to explain the thinking behind Handprinting and how it is specifically being applied to the Living Product Challenge. It also serves to inspire companies to think about how they can approach their Footprint, reduce it, and look beyond to create products that give more than they take – creating Handprints bigger than their Footprints.