OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Zbag by Christine Keung & Franceso Stumpo

a fashionable, multipurpose, versatile bag that is woven from mosquito repelling plants.

Photo of christine keung
2 1

Written by

A biodegradable, handwoven fashionable bag woven from natural mosquito-repelling plants. Designed to be unisex and with its many sizes and different ways to wear it, it can be used for many purposes -- a backpack for school, a purse for the Carnivale, and a container for groceries and recycling. Gisele Bundchen and Ronaldo will endorse and model this bag at Fashion Week. Every bag purchased in the U.S. will donate a bag in Brazil and 50% proceeds will go to Zika research prevention. 

Do you plan to apply for USAID’s Grand Challenge for funding?

  • Yes

Attachments (1)


Join the conversation:

Photo of An Old Friend

Hey Amalia! Thanks for your comment. We are looking to gather again before the due date and come up with a stronger and more developed idea about this prototype and possible solution. Any other resources we could use in the meantime to come up with a better version of this first round? Thanks for your help!

View all comments