Print Email Facebook Twitter Textiles4Life: Design of disaster relief equipment with discarded textiles Title Textiles4Life: Design of disaster relief equipment with discarded textiles Author Lopez Triguero, A.M. Contributor Diehl, J.C. (mentor) Koster, R.P. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2012-04-24 Abstract The thesis explores the potential of recycling textiles to be used as a solution for disaster relief in winter areas. The followed process is a systematic method where the required areas are researched, to finally achieve three potential solutions. The firs solution is a scarf with a hood sewed into it. It can be wrapped around the neck, and it covers mouth and nose if necessary, to have a bigger protection against cold. It is not tight on the head or neck making it comfortable to use also while sleeping. It is sold in western markets with the formula “buy one, give one”, so when western buyers buy one they are donating another one to a victim in need. Tiletex is a modular floor solution done with insulating textiles that can be anchored directly to the ground and provide a sur- face to sleep, sit or lay in transitional shelters. It can be installed by the victims with standard components. Refabrics is a business model to create recycled cotton clothes spun and weaved by hand by Pakistani victims. This concept strays from the original assignment, winterized products, but it will provide an income source to the victims and they will become economically independent. Subject DisastersRecyclingTextilesWinterSustainability To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:697b0ca9-a439-4faf-99de-20cf720d527b Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2012 Lopez Triguero, A.M.