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BOOT-19

Photo Credit: Jukka Vaso

 

 

  • University
    Aalto University
  • Lead Designer
    Aleksi Saastamoinen
  • Design Team
    Collaborator Tobia Zambotti
  • Prize
    Winner in SOCIAL IMPACT, Winner in OTHER SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
  • Expertise
    Student

Boot-19 is an experimental design project by using single-use facemask production waste as main materials developing a wearable boot.
Inspired by cold arctic explorations. Shaped like a boot meant to resist extreme conditions. Thick opulent sole is made out of heat melted facemasks, revealing its corroded look in this contrasting design. A forward-looking product that has already been worn by the elements.
Made to raise awareness on worldwide environmental pollution of facemasks, the infamous emblem of pandemic.


//Main Photo Credit: Jukka Vaso//

Bio
Aleksi Saastamoinen is a interdisciplinary designer based in Helsinki, Finland.
He is currently enrolled as a BA Fashion Design student at the Aalto university.