A WATERPROOF AND UPCYCLED CLOTHING COLLECTION PRODUCED OUT OF UNWANTED INFLATABLES
I’ve always had a fascination for inflatables. In 2018 I created a one-person pool for my project Lonely Pool People, about the increasing isolation in our society. During the production process, I found out that there are many environmental downsides to inflatables. I felt like I was part of the problem and that for the next project I wanted to be part of the solution. Since inflatables are not recyclable, the only good solution is to upcycle them. With a passion for kitsch and a heart for a greener world, this project was born. Responding and using the characteristics of the material ( colorful . kitsch . playful . cheap ) to create a new identity for the revival of inflatable objects. By changing the form and function, but keeping the attitude of the inflatables. This resulted in an unconventional water-proof clothing line. Hug your memories from the past and extend your vacation by wearing the ‘Holiday Hugs’ collection. A real blow up glow up!