EST. 1996


Design and Source was founded in 1996 by Laura Tufariello, with offices both in New York and China and was based on a triple bottom line business-financial-feasibility for a positive impact on both the environment and the people.

We loved collaborating with the best like minded businesses and people. and we took pride in our standards and our reputation as an ethical supplier and working we socially compliant factories.

Design and Source was founding members of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and helped design the HOW2RECYCLE label. We were also Woman Owned- WBENC Certified, members of the Social Venture Network, and C-TPAT Certified.

As an ethical company, Design & Source began the journey with sustainability in the late 1990’s. We searched out and tested new materials and design options that would do less harm to our environment. We invested over millions of US dollars into the development of new materials, testing and marketing such as the original stone paper TerraSkin®.

We are proud to have had high profile clients such as MoMA and Burt Bees taking the risks to use a new material and as a result won multiple awards including the Thomas Edison Award.

We loved to give back and to partner with not-for-profit community-oriented manufacturers, organizations such as The Felix Foundation, and The NYC Veterans Medical Center Holiday and Starbucks stores where we designed, sponsored and implemented unique Tribute Trees ︎︎︎ and Yellow Ribbon ︎︎︎ programs for veterans and military family members during holidays for many years.

We want to thank our inspirational and loyal customers over the years, MoMA Design Store, Starbucks, S’well, Liz Claiborne, Target, Bliss, Burt’s Bees, Jurlique, Paddy Wax, Method, Coty, Hilton Hotels, Diane Von Furstenberg, Guerlain, Chanel, Jeffrey’s, Christian Dior, Glamour, Museum of Sex, Naturopathica, Phyto, Flight 001, Puma, Juicy Couture, Celebrity Cruise Lines, Hersheys, Teen Vogue, LVMH, Royal Caribbean Cruises, New York City Police Department, Pottery Barn, To-Go Ware, Nordstrom, Elizabeth Arden, Seabourne Cruise Lines, CondeNast Publications, A+E Networks, John Freida, Phyto, Want Les Essentiels, Sephora, Google, Teavana, NYC Department of Health, Bloomingdales, The President Of The United States of America, The First Lady Of The United States Of America and His Holiness The Pope.

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