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Kaiwei commented on Sleeping bag for the homeless and refugees

Dear Clelie,

You are exactly right. Our users and customers are different. The homeless and refugee would be our users, while those organizations like NGOs would be our customers to pay for that bag. Thank you for mentioning this point. And we are still thinking about the price, the added value would be like, our users feel more comfortable and warm when they sleep on the street, and those refugees may have more power to achieve something in his life. Thus, this value would be considered as a power to changing someone's life. We are still prototyping and try to figure out the best deliverable. One thing is we are using recycling materials, more Eco-friendly and apply circular design concepts. we have the advantage of lower price, not only concerning about the human community but also the environment. Will keep you updated. Thank you for your comment!

Cheers,
KC

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Kaiwei commented on Sleeping bag for the homeless and refugees

Dear Professor AL,

Thank you for your suggestion.

Right, the way you how you approach and ask those people are quite important to know their demand and what they really want. I will try to figure out how they sleep and how they view the way of having a "roof" or a "blanket", maybe the homeless in China prefer a blanket rather than a roof because they don't get used to a roof. Anyway, let's see how it would be and I will keep updating.

Best,
KC

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Kaiwei commented on Sleeping bag for the homeless and refugees

Hi Aakar Mehra,

Thank you for your comment and support. I appreciate your idea but could you please explain the concept of economic or sustainability circle in details or giving some examples? I think as a Grind-Material-Made sleeping bag, all the materials are green and reusable. However, you have mentioned me, if the homeless and refugees reject our product or it was not used in the right way, how do we deal with these sleeping bags? @Anne-Laure professor do you have any ideas?