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DIY Disaster Gear Poncho

Protective Gear for those involved in essential supply chains.

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Volunteering in the supply chain is the safest way I've found to gather insights for new products on Covid-19.

This is my disaster gear poncho. It's fashioned from 1 gunny bag, 1 plastic leaflet and 1 diy mask inspired from @foleydesignsin. I've stitched everything together but one can also use @buttonmasala for joining different parts together.

Check the Instagram Post here:

What is the need are you focusing on?

A higher degree of protection for everyone involved is essential supply chains at the grassroots.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

This DIY Disaster Gear Poncho is easy to make out of materials that would otherwise go to a landfill, incinerator or water body. Such gear better protects those involved in essential supply chains.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

This could potentially save the lives of those who do not have the luxury to work from home.

What is the name of your business or organization?


What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Design for masses is what I do best.

What is your profession?


Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Academia/Research
  • Activist/Community Leader/Organizer
  • Agriculture/Farming
  • Arts/Entertainment
  • Business/Consulting
  • Communications/Visual Design
  • Customer Experience/Service
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Education
  • Entrepreneur/Investor
  • Engineering/Architecture
  • Food Services

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

Need more people making this kind of gear to save those on the front lines.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Manufacturing and Distribution

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