Gender inequality and injuries in womens contact sports.
Womens sport went professional more than 40 years ago and yet it is still heavily unfunded and supported. At the same time players are much more vulnerable to injury due to the lack of protective equipment due to gender bias around available products and designs. The focus for my project is to create a solution to reduce the risk of breast injuries in women's contact sport. I am designing a women's protective chest pad. I'm looking to find the right technical support (what materials would be the most protective) and suitable manufacturers to bring this idea to life. Thank you
An Online Kindness Bank
In Australia over 13 million people are without a financial backup plan for emergency situations. Many Australians struggle with their bills and have no way out in the event of a personal financial crisis. Therefore I propose the idea of an online kindness bank which will allow people all over the world to contribute to others whilst others contribute to them in the event of a financial crisis. This will be developed into an app to allow more people to have access and get involved in the generosity of humanity.
The Disposable Mask Task
The outbreak of COVID has forced fear and caution onto the modern-day consumer who now values their safety and wellbeing more than previously. This has resulted in the overproduction of disposable face masks. Although an innovative response to the situation, disposable masks have found their way to the oceanfront and the elasticated strings are becoming tangled around the limbs of marine animals and birds. Therefore, my solution involves repurposing the unused masks and cutting the strings off them to create a tangible product that will benefit my Target Market such as clothing or homeware.Your advice would benefit me greatly!
Citra Clean Laundry Detergent - Repurposing Food Wastage
The food rotting in landfill releases methane 28x stronger than carbon dioxide. 298kg per person of food wastage, costs the Australian economy over $20 billion each year. Hence, I propose to repurpose orange peel wastage into an eco-friendly and natural laundry detergent powder. The natural enzymes break down grease and replace synthetic ingredients, that are so damaging to the aquatic environment, whilst providing a natural fragrance to keep your clothes fresh! I need your help to source 100% natural ingredients to enhance the performance of orange peels, as well as a sustainable method to produce a biodegradable and eco-friendly packaging.