Title of work:DEMODÉ
Name of Applicants:BERNARDITA MARAMBIO
Location of School:Chile
Name of School/University:Diego Portales University
Demodé is a project dedicated to reducing the amount of wasted textile materials from the Chilean textile industry that end up in local landfills. In Santiago alone, about 46 thousand tons of textile waste are disposed of annually. Demodé aims to be a certified environmentally friendly product, contributing to both societal and ecologically sustainability, by improving industrial supply chain efficiency, and prolonging the end of a products useful life. Demodé uses rescued textile waste by products from factories in Santiago, Chile. The particle board is made with textile waste and biodegradable starch adhesive which gives structural rigidity which is then sealed with greenwash. In this tailormade manufacturing process, unique pieces are generated from mechanical machinery, obtaining modules in various different colors, depending on the classification of the recovered waste.