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From Futuristic Food Pop-Ups to Socially Conscious Subscription Boxes

 - Jan 27, 2018
These eco trends for 2018 range from futuristic food pop-ups to socially conscious subscription boxes. When examining the future of agriculture, urban greenhouses and smart planters like Altifarm -- a vertical gardening system that is ideal for growing one's own herbs and vegetables -- are promoting a more sustainable approach to food cultivation, and are being more commonly embraced by Millennial consumers.

Additionally, examples like IKEA's recent 'Space10' lab popup are changing the way consumers dine outside the home. The Shoreditch pop-up offered a unique restaurant experience that consisted of an in-house hydroponics farm, and gastronomic workshops that were meant to not only provide patrons with a fresh menu, but to also teach them about the importance of growing their own organic produce.

Additional eco trends for 2018 include luxurious portable homes that encourage a lifestyle centered around practicality versus excess, and temporary housing pods like Studio Bark's 'SHED' project which is a design-conscious, cost-effective, and low impact alternative to similar pop-up housing solutions.

For a look at eco trends in the year ahead, reference Trend Hunter's 2018 trend report to learn more.