There is a clear discourse within then sustainability debate about changing how objects are made and the capitalist system within which they exist. The capitalist system spawns a materialism centred on acquisition and within it sustainable practices are to a large extent focused on technical product improvement. The emotional durability of objects as well as the material durability is discussed in connection with sustainable consumption. In a world where resources are limited and the number of people is increasing rapidly, would a more meaningful relationship with the objects around us decrease the need to own many things? To what extent designers can influence this, is a prominent question.