Bringing Social Innovation to Life through Design

In this article as part of the Guardian sustainability and design series Chris Sherwin, then Head of Sustainability at Seymourpowell, makes the case for design for social impact What do a near indestructible football, newly designed clothing for female medical patients and a new condom pack have in common? Firstly, they are all shortlisted for the 2013 Index awards for "design to improve life". Secondly, they all provide great examples for the theme of our next article on sustainability and design: how designers are creating real, practical solutions to some of the world's many social and environmental challenges – through social innovation by design. The biannual Index awards are one of my

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