Creating a Voluntary Garment Manufacturing Hub using experimental and recycled materials towards Sleeping Jackets which will be distributed free of charge to Homeless individuals.
  It is proposed that the academics work with their contacts who are a group of ‘volunteers’ working in connection with the Edinburgh Tool Library’s ‘Volunteers Assembly’, to create a series of prototype bag shapes and fastenings (for the bottom of the sleeping bag shape) utilising recycled and innovative new eco-materials, threads and zip-like enclosures. Through this experimental, innovative approach, the academics will present the partner with a range of possibilities for his second range of sleeping coats, that will be eventually made by volunteers (where the purposeful, community building aspects of the sewing activities are part of the product’s innate characteristics) and in a range of material combinations not previously considered.
The innovation of this project is therefore the disruptive ‘manufacturing’ processes utilised alongside the use of unusual yet useable materials, sourced for very little cost, towards an extremely high quality, aspirational product.

  • Start Date:

    16 January 2023

  • End Date:

    31 March 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Funding Council

  • Value:


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