Disposable clothing is an essential part of everyday life in hospitals. It protects the staff and patients from infections and the spread of disease. However, each procedure generates about 30m2 of synthetic textile waste. To change this, I designed a fully biodegradable clothing collection. Based on the knowledge of experts, my own experiments and close contact with manufacturers, I developed functional, pleasant to wear garments for the unique requirements of daily hospital routine. The project offers a new solution for a sustainable hospital environment, medically and ecologically.
Diploma project (2020) by Benjamin Bichsel