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# 2019

Vask

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A portable wash and storage solution for reusable nappies

Disposable nappies currently account for more than 4.3 million tonnes of waste in landfill, with 27.4 billion nappies being used per year and each nappy taking over 500 years to decompose. While many parents would like to use environmentally responsible alternatives, cloth nappies usually require a double or triple wash – consuming vast amounts of water – while being difficult to manage while travelling. Vask is a manual cloth-nappy container that addresses both of these issues, allowing parents to easily wash and store nappies on the move. The nappy is placed inside the collapsible device, which is then filled with water and shaken. A small cap is then removed to let the dirty water out, before folding the device into itself and storing the nappy until the user arrives home for it to be laundered.

Adele Rehkemper

  • Adele Rehkemper
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Industrial designers have the power to inspire people to change the way that they live. We also have the opportunity to prompt the world to create products and experiences for both usability and sustainability. As an industrial designer, I am conscious of social and environmental phenomena, find inspiration through this consciousness and aim to develop concepts that not only push the status quo but also bend the way people think about it. I look for inspiration from the source through in-depth user and trend research and always adhere to “design follows function”.more

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