All posts tagged: covid19

G2 Biodegradable Mask by Géochanvre F company in France.

Biodegradable & Biocompostable Geotextiles – Lézinnes, France

An industrial company using sustainable development with zero-waste industrialized production of natural, biodegradable, and biocompostable geotextiles for planting, packaging, and also as safe filter. Géochanvre, a French manufacturer of felts and canvases made of hemp fiber and other natural fibers, cultivated at the heart of Lyon in Lézinnes, France. An area that is famous with its agriculture. The founder and director of Géochanvre F – Frédéric Roure, stated that the company is using locally grown vegetable fibers such as hemp or flax, all natural raw materials from French agriculture. The hemp fibres bonded by hydrolysis, the patented process that only use water. Without glue nor additive. It allows the industrial production of 100% biodegradable non-woven geotextiles. Some of the materials produced for packaging and some for cultivation without weeding in gardens, landscapes, and wine growing businesses, to protect the quality of the soil and also the harvests. At this moment, the main products range of Géochanvre F based on the fabric type: bio canvas, biogradable felt, biocompostable G2 mask and filter.   Bio canvas is for …

Creative Shields Around The World

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to protect their faces  with shields that cover the entire face, from the forehead down to the chin or lower. A safe mask can also help us to avoid micro droplets out or in to the mouth and nose. According to Singapore Government Agency, face shields allowed only for specific exempt groups or settings. In some situations where the wearing of masks may not be practical, face shields may be worn. They must be worn properly so that a face shield covers the entire face, from the forehead to below the chin, wrapping around the sides of the face. In certain settings, face shields may be worn on top of a mask to provide additional protection. For sure a face shield can help us to breathe after wearing mask for long hours. Below I collected various kinds of face shields around the world and specified them into several groups:   ARTISTIC SHIELDS: 1. WEARABLE RATTAN CAGE by Livable (founded by Sep Verboom) for UN and WHO Global Call Out To …

Slowing Down The Fast Fashion Industry Around The World

The pandemic has caused drastic changes in the way people spend their money on many things including fashion, ending the extreme consumerism, but also the right time for us to change on how the fast fashion production cycles. Since 1990s, many fast fashion retail brands has offered us cheaper clothing versions – copied from the fashion catwalks right after the international fashion weeks (New York, London, Paris, Italy) – with shorter production cycle as fast as once per 3 months or even less, with much cheaper price, lower qualities, and lack of transparency in widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Facing this challenging situations, at last some fashion businesses and professionals have made actual movement in new global sustainability standard, change the perspective of fashion values, new fashion calendars, and new marketing strategy. What is fast fashion? It is clothing line mass-produced in a very short term, rapidly made new items, and deliver them to its chain stores or webshops. The price is cheaper and got lack of quality in response to …

The Bubble Party – Portland, United States

Steve Jarvis is a British multidisciplinary creative based in Portland, Oregon – created “The Bubble Party” and listed as Industrial Design winner of Fountain Of Hygiene, a Sanitiser Design Competition with 182 entries on 21 May 2020, to raise money for British Red Cross. The Bubble Party is a machine that creates sanitizing bubbles. The experience of hand sanitizer in the form of a floating bubble clouds, in the air blast off from the machine which is much easier to use than passing on bottles of sanitizer liquid from hand to hand. The material of the Bubble Party is easy to be cleaned: glass, copper, and ceramic. The machine can be actived with a simple gesture, no contact, and simple timed bubble. The machine consisting: machine base/bottom, liquid chamber, ceramic air filter, air/liquid channels (copper), shroud (glass), liquid tray (with motor), and bubble turning frame. It has variations of base and shrouds:… For more information about Steve Jarvis:… Website stevejarvisdesign.com – Linkedin steve-jarvis – Instagram @stevejarvisdesign.   Source: Fountain Of Hygiene – Sanitiser Design Competition — Steve Jarvis Instagram.

The Hibatouch – Amagasaki, Japan

Sachiko Nakashioya is the person behind the idea of The Hibatouch. Sachiko Nakashioya, an employee at local ironworks Hirose Engineering Co. in Amagasaki of Hyogo Prefecture, suddenly came up with the idea of making tools to touch things when she saw her son pressed a lift button and she was afraid that he might get the Covid-19 virus. The animal-shaped iron tool with the size 10 cm x 10 cm and weighs roughly 70 grams, can be used also for touchscreens by attaching conductive foam. They have cat and monkey shape variations. Hirose Enginering, a factory produces various iron products including the Hibatouch, already produced and selling the it in its webstore to avoid the people from the virus when they touch door handles, press electric buttons, hold your hands on the railings. The Hirose company refers us to its official webstore Hibanas Store with the price 1,430 Yen. Here are the images of the Hibatouch created by Sachiko Nakashioya, the Hirose Enginering employee, in Hibanas Store:…   For more information about the creator Sachiko Nakashioya …

Next Reservations in Serres Séparées – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mediamatic ETEN restaurant brought up a project called “Serres Séparées” (Separate Greenhouse) to welcome their guests on 5th and 12th of May 2020. The team are reinspired by contamination precautions and the redesign of togetherness. Mediamatic itself was founded by Willem Velthoven. Each glass cabin can contain 2 – 3 people. Waiters with gloves and face shields keep the safe distance with the customers by using long wood plank board when serving the food. They clean the cabin each time the customers leave. The Mediatic ETEN had good responses from the public in early May 2020 and they are open for the next reservations. How to make the reservations: Subscribe to their mailing list to be first to get a table and use the button on their homepage: eten.mediamatic.nl or www.mediamatic.net. No reservation available by phone. They will be open again on the first week of June and they are fully dependent on obtaining permission from local and national authorities. Click the link below to read more about the future reservation regulations: Serres Séparées Reservations – How to …

An Open Letter To The Fashion Industry

Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten has offered a plan to transform the way the industry works after the Covid-19 pandemic caused very challenging situation to the fashion business. Together with Shira Sue Carmi – CEO of Altuzzara and Lane Crawford – President Andrew Keith, they decided to write an open letter to simplify how the fashion business work starting August 2020 by following the real season time on each season’s fashion delivery & sales on later period and also activating the sustainable supply chain & calendar. The open letter was published online on Tuesday, 12 May, 2020. This is the link of the Open Letter To The Fashion Industry that has been signed by fashion professionals. See who currently signed it here. Proenza Schoeller, Burberry, Jill Sander, Thom Browne, Australian Fashion Coucil, and British Council are among who currently signed it and counting. Here are some important statements in the “Open Letter To The Fashion Industry”:… – We agreed that the current environment although challenging, presents an opportunity for a fundamental and welcome change that will …

The StoDistante Installation – Vicchio, Italy

Caret Studio is based in Firenze, Italy. It is practitioner in architecture, urbanism, and research. Caret Studio team installed the gridded social-distancing called StoDistante in Piazza Giotto area in Vicchio, a town near Florence, Tuscany region, Italy. The white square shapes on the street floor are made of removable paints to mark 1,8 meter safe distance between people during Covid-19 social distancing. The StoDistante installation is a temporary solution for reactivating public spaces until the pandemic is over. Watch the short video about the StoDistante Project by Caret Studio in the Comune di Vicchio Facebook Page which had been aired in SkyTG24 TV News:…     Some images of the StoDistante installation from Dezeen and Comune Di Vicchio:… For more information about Caret Studio: Website http://www.caretstudio.eu – Instagram @caretstudio.eu – Facebook caretstudio.eu. Source: Comune Di Vicchio Facebook Page, Dezeen: Caret Studio Installed Gridded Docial Distancing, Caret Studio Instagram, Sky TG24 Italian TV Channel.

The Anxiety Of Isolating – Seoul, South Korea

Daehyun Kim, a Seoul base illustration artist expressed his creativity with his well-known black and white “Moonassi” (a character with no face expression, wearing a black long leotard) towards the feeling of isolation during the Covid-19 stay at home. Through his 7 drawings and notes about “The Anxiety Of Isolation” in New York Times news online, he described his feeling about good old memories with friends, mixed feelings, and activities at home during the isolation. Below you can see a few of Kim’s corona virus diary drawings published in New York Times on Thursday, 7th May 2020:… Below you can watch on the process of making the “Moonassi” from Daehyun Kim’s YouTube channel:… Daehyun Kim has been illustrating “Moonassi”, a young Buddha lookalike character with no face expression, wearing a black long leotard. The character expressing a sensitive yet beautiful modern meditation with surreal image story about souls, attitudes, and feelings. For more info about Daehyun Kim: – Website http://www.moonassi.com – Instagram @moonothing – YouTube Channel Daehyun Kim . Source: New York Times: The Anxiety of Isolation …