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Water-soluble Hangtag / Water-soluble Hangtag

Water-soluble Hangtag

iF concept design award 2014

Every year, about 36 billion pieces of clothing are produced all over the world, which means that 36 billion tags have to be made to match them; that is an amazing number and a lot of wood is consumed to manufacture those tags. To solve this problem, we redesigned the tag. Now it is made primarily of laundry soap or detergent, it is flexible and completely bio-degradable; even the string is water-soluble. The new clothes can be washed directly after they are purchased, whereby the tag dissolves into liquid detergent and washes out any residual chemicals in the clothing. This is also much kinder to the consumer’s skin.

iF concept design award 2014

"This concept was appealing in terms of how it starts to make us think about the consumables we use and dispose of every day. A number of other entries also tried to address this issue but this example has clear merit."
Jury Statement

A DREAM COME TRUE

Winner Statement
University

Jiangsu Normal University

Jiangsu Normal University
Xu Zhou, China

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Jiangsu Normal University

Jiangsu Normal University
Xu Zhou, China

Danghui Li, Yuexin Huang, Yao Zhang, Long Chen

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