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Top 100 Social Good Trends for 2019

From Design-Forward Low-Income Housing to Feminist Fashion

— February 18, 2019 — Social Good
This list of 2019 social good ideas mark some of the ways that brands are leveraging positivity to enact change. There was no shortage of campaigns to support topical movements like #MeToo, and this year saw an influx in products, services and ads that fought for female empowerment. A notable example includes Michele Pred's designs, which many women sported at the 2018 Oscars. The pieces boasted phrases like "Equal Pay" "My Body my Business" and more.

Aside from the fashion world, other industries are tapping into politically charged movements to support low-income people. This includes an innovative homeless housing plan that was developed by Madworkshop & USC School of Architecture. The design features modular units that can be built horizontally to address most city's spacial limitations. Meanwhile, Schmidt Hammer Lassen designed a new earth quake-resistant library to replace the facility that was damaged during a recent environmental disaster.

To learn more about social good trends for the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Vibrantly Patterned Rug Designs
Vibrantly Patterned Rug Designs
Joe Doucet's Transcendence Rug Collection Supports Equality
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Bottled Purple Teas
Bottled Purple Teas
Purpose Tea Makes Antioxidant-Rich Drinks from Purple Tea Leaves
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98
Extravagant Gold Dog Jackets
Extravagant Gold Dog Jackets
Doggy Armour Created the World's Most Expensive Dog Jacket
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97
Pink Cranberry Harvests
Pink Cranberry Harvests
Ocean Spray Harvested Pink Cranberries for Breast Cancer Support
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96
Recycled Minimalist Swimsuits
Recycled Minimalist Swimsuits
Galamaar Simultaneously Puts the Focus on Sustainability & Aesthetic
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95
Low-Cost Rehabilitation Homes
Low-Cost Rehabilitation Homes
Process Architecture Builds Four Houses for Recovering Drug Addicts
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94
Fashionable Performance Raincoats
Fashionable Performance Raincoats
ĀPA-Intemporal is a Stylish Raincoat Made in Europe
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93
Hybrid Braille Typefaces
Hybrid Braille Typefaces
'Braille Neue' Can Be Both Seen and Felt
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92
Safety-Promoting Street Mats
Safety-Promoting Street Mats
Renault Romania's Doodle Mats are Illustrated and Customizable
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91
Culturally Inclusive Streetwear
Culturally Inclusive Streetwear
Akomplice and Nacho Becerra Dropped the Mi Bandera Collection
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90
Bee-Saving Paper Solutions
Bee-Saving Paper Solutions
Saatchi & Saatchi IS Warsaw Offers a Solution to Battle Bee Extinction
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89
Bathroom Tissue Haute Couture
Bathroom Tissue Haute Couture
The Cashmere Collection is in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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88
Addict Caregiver Support Platforms
Addict Caregiver Support Platforms
Online Resource for Caregivers of Opioid Addicts
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87
Ultra-Ethical Vegan Backpacks
Ultra-Ethical Vegan Backpacks
The Ministry of Tomorrow's Bags are Luxurious & Socially Conscious
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86
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Energy-Harvesting Compact Wind Turbines
Lancaster University Students' Design is City-Friendly
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85
Controversial Logo T-Shirts
Controversial Logo T-Shirts
Nike Introduced the First of Its Colin Kaepernick Products This Season
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84
Accessible Autonomous Vehicle Designs
Accessible Autonomous Vehicle Designs
Renault’s EZ-GO Concept Vehicle is Stylish and Accessible
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83
Politically Charged Exhibitions
Politically Charged Exhibitions
London's Design Museum Displays Powerful Political Illustrations
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82
Honest Hawaiian Shirt Prints
Honest Hawaiian Shirt Prints
The Parley for the Oceans x Adolfo Correa Collab Builds On Pollution
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81
Inclusive Children's Sneakers
Inclusive Children's Sneakers
Billy Footwear's New Sneakers Can Be Worn by Anyone with Easy Zip
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80
Coral-Shaped Sculptural Jewelry
Coral-Shaped Sculptural Jewelry
Cheryl Eve Acosta Draws Inspiration from the Circle of Life
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Sleek Dyed Cork Watches
Sleek Dyed Cork Watches
Analog Watch Co. Thinks Outside of the Box with Its Latest Somm Collection
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Soccer-Inspired Couture Fashion
Soccer-Inspired Couture Fashion
YOOX Collaborates with Designers on Casual and Sporty Silhouettes
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3D-Printed Imaginative Rug Designs
3D-Printed Imaginative Rug Designs
These Design-Forward Rugs are Presented at 'Dutch Stuff'
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Emergency Notification-Sending Shoes
Emergency Notification-Sending Shoes
These Smart Sneakers for Seniors Help in an Emergency
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75
Portable Art Classroom Buses
Portable Art Classroom Buses
Tumblewheel Studios Uses a Revamped Bus to Teach Art to Kids
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Multi-Use Classroom Furniture Designs
Multi-Use Classroom Furniture Designs
Hertz Furniture Creates Pieces for the Next Generation
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Festive Grooming Pop-Ups
Festive Grooming Pop-Ups
Benefit Cosmetics' 'Jingle Brow Express' Provides Last-Minute Services
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Sustainable Countryside Houses
Sustainable Countryside Houses
Miró Rivera Architects Builds a Curiously Shaped & Modern Abode
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Modest Muslim Streetwear
Modest Muslim Streetwear
'Seek Refuge' is a Proud Brand That Makes Clothes for Muslim Women
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Hand-Painted Tribute Sneakers
Hand-Painted Tribute Sneakers
MR. BRAINWASH Honors the Late DJ AM With a Range of Sneakers
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Gender-Neutral Awareness Sweaters
Gender-Neutral Awareness Sweaters
Claude & Co's Slogan Sweaters Donate to Meningitis Research
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Women-Empowering Kid's Shirts
Women-Empowering Kid's Shirts
KIDBOX x TO THE MARKET's T-Shirt Celebrates Women's History Month
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67
Inclusive Festival Fashion Photography
Inclusive Festival Fashion Photography
This Coachella Series Shows the Diversity of Attendees
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Flexible Learning Spaces
Flexible Learning Spaces
Architecture + Information Boasts Color & Community-Enhancing Seating
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Inclusive Creativity-Enabling Streetwear Labels
Inclusive Creativity-Enabling Streetwear Labels
dfrntpigeon Provides Support for At-Risk Youth
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Senior-Oriented Affordable Housing Complexes
Senior-Oriented Affordable Housing Complexes
David Baker Contributes to a Warm & Vibrant Community
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Upcycled Adaptable College Buildings
Upcycled Adaptable College Buildings
Neubau Uses a Compact Shipping Container as a Porters' Lodge
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Upcycled 3D-Printed Food
Upcycled 3D-Printed Food
Elzelinde Van Doleweerd Makes Use of Food Waste for Future Meals
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Celebrity-Driven Fashion Magazines
Celebrity-Driven Fashion Magazines
Vogue's September 2018 Issue Will Be Directed by Beyoncé
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Kid-Targeted Personalized Clothing Boxes
Kid-Targeted Personalized Clothing Boxes
KidBox Boasts Stylish and Affordable Back-to-School Kits
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Contemporary Earthquake-Resistant Buildings
Contemporary Earthquake-Resistant Buildings
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Designs a Library in New Zealand
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Oversized Endangered Animal Seating
Oversized Endangered Animal Seating
The 'Endangered' Exhibition by Porky Hefer Raises Awareness
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Women's Cannabis Platforms
Women's Cannabis Platforms
Latitude Was Created to Share Real Stories of Women's Cannabis Use
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Feminist Barbie Doll Collections
Feminist Barbie Doll Collections
Barbie Has Expanded Its Shero Collection to Feature 17 New Women
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Creatively Sophisticated Clothing Lines
Creatively Sophisticated Clothing Lines
The Fabric Social Relies on Timeless Fits and Good Fabrics
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Disney-Inspired LGBTQ Collections
Disney-Inspired LGBTQ Collections
Disney Launches Its First Colorful LGBTQ-Supporting Merchandise
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Gender-Free Futuristic Sunglasses
Gender-Free Futuristic Sunglasses
WE ARE MORTALS' New Line of Sunglasses is Modeled by Rapper BIA
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Plant-Based Pop-Up Restaurants
Plant-Based Pop-Up Restaurants
Becel Opened a Pop-Up Eatery Made Entirely from Plants
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Boundary-Pushing Publicity Stunts
Boundary-Pushing Publicity Stunts
Björn Borg Shows Strong LGBTQ+ Support at the FIFA World Cup
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Charitable Whimsical Stationery Brands
Charitable Whimsical Stationery Brands
Yoobi Channels the Childhood Spirit with Color & Creativity
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Australian Handmade Clothing Lines
Australian Handmade Clothing Lines
POSSE Combines Modern Silhouettes with a Retro Aesthetic
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Empowering Breastfeeding Models
Empowering Breastfeeding Models
Sports Illustrated Motivates Socially Important Discussions
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Endangered Species Campaign Shirts
Endangered Species Campaign Shirts
Lacoste Aims to Protect Endangered Species with 10 New Logos
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Co-Branded Cause Apparel
Co-Branded Cause Apparel
Alexander Wang x Trojan Celebrates Pride Month Fashion & Health
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Affordable Prefabricated Homes
Affordable Prefabricated Homes
Cube Haus Commissions a Number of Architects for a Start-up Project
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Modular Building Systems
Modular Building Systems
Matt Lucraft Addresses London's Housing Crisis in Concept Design
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Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Triplicate Kindergarten Designs
Sanhuan Kindergarten is Arranged in Three Interwoven Rings
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Efficiently Built School Libraries
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Dot Architects Uses an Open-Source Architecture Platform
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Strikingly Icy Lookbook Photography
Strikingly Icy Lookbook Photography
The Highsnobiety x THE ARRIVALS Collab Was Shot in Iceland
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Inclusive Skin Tone Campaigns
Inclusive Skin Tone Campaigns
American Apparel's Nude Clothing Range Comes in Nine Shades
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Ethical Cruelty-Free Handbag Designs
Ethical Cruelty-Free Handbag Designs
Alexandra K.'s Bag Was Gifted to the Duchess Of Sussex
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Grass-Inspired Indoor Pavilions
Grass-Inspired Indoor Pavilions
This Natural Landscape Artwork Comments on Nature & Architecture
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Stacked Affordable Housing Solutions
Stacked Affordable Housing Solutions
Containerwerk Uses Containers for a Cost-Effective Initiative
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Ocean Plastic Coalitions
Ocean Plastic Coalitions
NextWave Plastics Features Companies with Major Global Presence
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Inspiring Superhero Rag Dolls
Inspiring Superhero Rag Dolls
La Loba Teaches Kids to Celebrate Being Different and Independent
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Social Change-Promoting Handbag Designs
Social Change-Promoting Handbag Designs
Michele Pred's Latest Line Made It to the 2018 Oscars
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Social Good Color Campaigns
Social Good Color Campaigns
The United Way #Unignorable Campaign Features a New Pantone Color
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Universal Translation Apps
Universal Translation Apps
'EarthChat' Helps People Connect Despite Language Differences
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Reimagined Beekeeping Systems
Reimagined Beekeeping Systems
HoneyComb Hives Has a New Smart-Frame System That Aids Bee Movement
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Farewell Fashion Editorials
Farewell Fashion Editorials
Vogue Highlights Christopher Bailey's Achievements with Burberry
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Activist Fashion Runway Shows
Activist Fashion Runway Shows
Dior's Fall/Winter 2018 Boasts Equality and Female Empowerment
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Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
Enormous Affordable Apartment Buildings
MVRDV Develops a Mountain-like Housing Complex in India
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Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
Interactive Book Club Subscriptions
'Little Feminist' Provides Kids with Hands-On Activities
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Online Encyclopedia-Inspired Apparel
Online Encyclopedia-Inspired Apparel
The Wikipedia Collection by Advisory Board Crystals is Chic
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Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Whimsical Family-Run Kid Shops
Treehouse Offers Eclectic Collections and Creative Spaces for Kids
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Female-Driven Ad Campaigns
Female-Driven Ad Campaigns
KFC Malaysia is Recognizing Women with Its Claudia Sanders Campaign
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3D-Printed Tiny Homes
3D-Printed Tiny Homes
ICON and New Story Built the First 3D-Printed Home in America
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Prefabricated Homeless Housing Plans
Prefabricated Homeless Housing Plans
Madworkshop & USC School of Architecture Design Modular Units
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Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Body-Positive Hairy Jewelry
Naama Agassi's Hairy Jewelry Seeks to Promote Female Empowerment
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Incredibly Multifunctional Sustainable Backpacks
Incredibly Multifunctional Sustainable Backpacks
Tentree's Mobius is Made with Upcycled Plastic
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Technological First Responder Jackets
Technological First Responder Jackets
The CHASE LifeTech FR was Designed by Nokia
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Supportive Women-in-Design Merch
Supportive Women-in-Design Merch
Sagmeister & Walsh's Swear-Filled 'No Filter' Merch is Fierce
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Colorblocked Preschool Designs
Colorblocked Preschool Designs
This Preschool's Interior Stimulates Children with Vibrant Colors
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Art Deco Hotel Designs
Art Deco Hotel Designs
Ilmiodesign Creates an Adorable and Colorful Aesthetic for a Hotel in Ibiza
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Water-Generating Machines
Water-Generating Machines
The WEDEW System Mimics Cloud Formation to Make Water
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Interactive Projection Mapping Trucks
Interactive Projection Mapping Trucks
Jack Daniel's Made a #FlavorsOfPride Mobile Art Project
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Upcycled Polystyrene Furniture
Upcycled Polystyrene Furniture
Designer Andreu Carulla Partners with a Zero-Waste Restaurant
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Trans-Supportive Fashion Runways
Trans-Supportive Fashion Runways
Gypsy Sport's Fall 2018 Highlights Transgender Models
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Inclusive Sci-Fi Fashion Zines
Inclusive Sci-Fi Fashion Zines
Vagina Dentata Zine Explores Themes Through Striking Visual Layouts
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Haunting Ecological Campaigns
Haunting Ecological Campaigns
Greenpeace Canada Calls Attention to the Implication of Plastic Use
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Co-Learning Concept Spaces
Co-Learning Concept Spaces
'Campfire Campus' Sets Itself Apart as Asia’s First Co-Learning Space
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Ethical Investment Platforms
Ethical Investment Platforms
Wahed Invest is a Digital Halal-Focused Ethical Investing Platform
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Unretouched Skincare Campaigns
Unretouched Skincare Campaigns
Babor and the All Woman Project Promote a Healthy Body Image
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LGBTQ-Inclusive Runway Shows
LGBTQ-Inclusive Runway Shows
The Burberry Spring 2018 Celebrates Diversity with Rainbow Wonder
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Safe Sex-Supporting Wearables
Safe Sex-Supporting Wearables
New Deal Design's Buzz Bracelet Aims to Ensure Consensual Sex
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Empowering Lifestyle Entertainment Companies
Empowering Lifestyle Entertainment Companies
Kin Delivers Content to Motivated Women
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Sociable Cooking Kits
Sociable Cooking Kits
Magda Sabatowska Designs a Product That Will Connect Isolated Individuals
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Empowering Female Logo Reworks
Empowering Female Logo Reworks
Creative Equals Gender Bend Famous Logos for Women's Day
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Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Housing Crisis-Addressing Compact Units
Grimshaw's Prefab Homes are Affordable Housing Solutions
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