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Grow bag

Foam Bag for growing plants

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It's an hydroponic solution, permiting to the plants growing inside through the grind, keeping heat and humidity without soil diseases.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

IDD Design

Website (if applicable)

http://idd-design.fr

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Laminated PU Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

There is a plastic cover and the grind inside mixed with nutriments. The grind has to be shaped in brick.

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What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

It's an alternative solution for professionals and semi-pro, knowing the principles of hydroponic gardening.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

In a first place prototyping and validate the function. Afterwards, by a crowdfounding campaign.

How is your idea innovative?

It's a mix between an existing technology and a new material application. The innovative part is the revalorization of the grind as synthetic soil.

What inspired this idea?

When I saw for the first time the grow bag, I was interested by the material inside, trying to reproduce the nature. I discover that the most important thing is, it hasn't to be natural but need a specific density to be a perfect structure to the plants. So I thought about non-toxic wastes reuse.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I'm a designer working on innovation and sustainable development. I realized in 2006 a world tour on Ecodesign and launched my activity on this field especially at my return. I create products, services and train people.

In what city are you located?

Lille

In what country are you located?

France

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Freelance

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

That will helped me to focus on this idea to develop it. Collecting money, connecting people interested and work together to make it real.

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Hi Hoa ! You're right, this project can also suit to people who don't have place or soil around to make gardening. They can put them on the rooftop, inside or on hard surfaces. It's an alternative soil solution for hard conditions (desert, urban, too cold or too hot outside, ...).

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