Lead by the upcycling brief given by Co-oproduct, TedTatDesign presents a new way to treat plastic bags.
‘‘foldin air’’, it is a pair of slippers with soft padding, made with mostly recycled High-density polyethylene(HDPE), in another word it is made with plastic bags from grocery shopping. Instead of using those plastic bags as bin bags,foldin air gives plastic bags a new purpose.
Mostly plastic bag with a slice of Tyvek. Tyvek is a material which is soft, yet tough;paper like, yet water resistant. With some folded plastics as padding, it covers the hard infused plastic outsole giving it a soft padding.
Folding plastic bags into paddings is the heart of foldin air, as the name suggest foldin air is to fold air into this product. Folded plastic act as springs in mattresses, it support the tyvek to form a pad. Folding is also used on the face of foldin air, it gives foldin air its shape.
Cause of the source of the material, the possibility are endless. Different colours and thicknesses of plastic bags, gives different looks and textures. In the future foldin air might transform into different shape and sizes, but until then foldin air will now serve as a great way to upcycle plastic bags.