#AGEOFREINVENTION : A project with Ernest Journal and Pedlars

We're excited to say that we have been picked to complete the first project competition from Ernest Journal ( http://www.ernestjournal.co.uk/ ) and Pedlars ( http://www.pedlars.co.uk/ )

The task was to re-invent a use for a Swiss army groundsheet. After doing a little research we found that it's original use was as a dual-purpose Zeltbahn.

Below is our project proposal:

The Swiss army groundsheet's original use was as a military Zeltbahn (shelter-half). This was a simple tent that served double duty as a poncho in the rain. 

The Zeltbahn's multi-functional and durable qualities are very relevant for an outdoor working environment. An item of clothing worn in and around the studio needs to be protective and functional in its environment.

In the spirit of a folding Zeltbahn, combined with our local workwear heritage, we have utilised the whole fabric to design a protective and insulative maker's smock. As you can see from the CAD designs there will be little to no waste from the 150cm x 150cm canvas.

We will be presenting our progress along the way so keep an eye out!

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