Supporting developing counteries (Function (to help people, to be reusable…
Supporting developing counteries
Client/links to client
Hands for hope
Dress a girl
Staff at the Weald school have links with the charity Hands for Hope
Premature babies- the saftey regulations for this product would need to be considered. Making a product for a baby would limit the techniques and fabrics i would be able to use.
Elderly- The elderly are a big target market so it will be harder to aim a product at such a big market.
Dress a girl is a charity that helps all children in poorer countries to have pretty clothes and they dream of a world in which every girl has at least one new dress. They want girls to know that they are worthy of respect.
Hands for hope is a charity that support the most vulnerable children and their families, working with them to reduce poverty and meet their basic needs.
Parents- If i am aiming my product at parents then there will be a huge range of products as children will have toys,clothes,books.
to help people
to be reusable
it must be sustanable
Clothing- keep the child covered, reduce sun burn, make sure the children are modest and to make the child feel happy and good in what they are wearing.
Malaria nets- to protect the people from mosquito's and malaria
Blankets- to keep people warm during the night and wet seasons, also it will comfort the children and babies.
Sanitary products- to keep the children in education and remove the shame around periods.
Toys- to help the child learn and to keep the child engaged and help the child feel safe. It could also educate the child about other cultures and life in other countries
Nappies- good for parents and it improves hygiene
Baby sleeping bag- this is good as when its cold it will keep the baby from kicking off the duvet/ blanket
make sure the fabrics are environmentally friendly
If your using other materials make sure they are recycable
Try to make the product as sustainable as possible
Maybe include a label showing that the product can be passed down onto another person
Make the product reusable
Use non-toxic dyes
Use fabrics that have little impact on the environment
Organic materials- These are better for the environment, better and safer for workers, they use less chemicals to produce and manufacture them. Also the factory conditions are better for workers so this as well as the product will support developing countries.
Non- toxic dye
Cotton is soft and breathable however it stains easily.
Polyester is sustainable but its not breathable and it stains easily
Wool is biodegradable so it is very good for the environment but its made of sheep and goats hair.
Nylon is strong and elastic however it can be bad for the environment
Lycra is elastic and will work well in hot countries although its not sustainable and will change shape over time.
Acrylic is soft and comfortable but is not very warm, however this could be a good thing in hot countries.
Include no small parts, if you do, put a label of warning. Or make an age range of the product
Make sure that there is no toxic dye used in the process
No sharp edges
no loose parts
no loose ends
Measure the customer so you can make it as accurate as possible
if you have no access to customer then make a paper pattern based on researched existing products
Make the size specific to the customer
If clothing, research the sizes of the clothing in the specific country
Research the rules about modesty for example. Uganda dresses should be just below the knee to protect the child's modesty
Babies- try to make the product colourful.
- promotes concentration and emotive thoughts.
– Calming, Refreshing, Nurturing.
- calming, relaxing.
Toddlers/young children- make the colours bold and noticible to engage child. Also use patterns.
Young adults- the product will have to fit the trends at the current time
Survey the target audience/customer to make the style specific
Research the recipient countries culture and customs so you know what they like
the charity "loving hands" donates blankets to people to help people stay warm. They encourage you to crochet, knit or sew then as long as they keep people warm
This blanket has culture specific patterns on it. This will attract the aimed client to the product
Existing reusable sanitary pads
These will help the people struggling to buy sanitary pads by donating reusable ones. An example of a charity that donates reusable sanitary pads is AFRIpads.
These are washable, so are good for the environment
Existing reusable nappies
These nappies are adjustable so it will fit the child as easily as possible
Also these are washable so will be good for the environment
Existing malaria nets
These will reduce the rates of malaria and save lives
Charities such as unicef and againstmalaria help to reduce malaria
Existing child's dresses
The charity's hands for hope and dress a girl aim to dress themselves and meet the basic clothing needs
By donating dresses to "dress a girl" the dress will be sent to children in developing countries and will make the girl feel comfortable in her skin and what she is wearing