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Clélie commented on Sleeping bag for the homeless and refugees

What a wonderful idea and project supporting such an important cause!

You explain in your presentation that your target market is people in need, homeless and refugee mainly; but this population probably cannot afford such product. Have you thought about partnerships with organizations such as the United Nation, or the European Union for instance? I know that reception of refugees is an important issue for them and that they are constantly looking for innovative and cheaper solutions like yours.

Just one more question: what would be the price of such a product? What is your added value compared to existing products on the market? Is it in terms of heat capacity and quality or is it in terms of quality-price ratio? We already have some very effective products on the market; but not affordable for homeless and refuges, nor for NGOs that work with them.

Excited to learn more about your company and product!

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Clélie commented on Chindi—Handmade accessories using recycled yarn

What a wonderful idea and project!

Can you tell us more about your process of yarn creation? You talked about a yarn “mechanically pulped and woven”. Do you need to use chemicals to achieve this process or did you find a solution to avoid the use of such products?

I have also questions about the length of the process. How long does it take to create one bag, from the extraction process to the finished product? Being handmade, I suppose it is quite long; therefore, would you be able to respond a potential demand rapidly?

Excited to learn more about your company and product!

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Clélie commented on Sponge City Mats

What a wonderful idea! This “sponge city” concept is really inspiring!

Would your solution be suitable for pitched roofs or do you only target flat roofs? I know that some companies have found solution for green roof with a slope of up to 60%; but it required innovation to avoid an accumulation of water in a given place, and to distribute the weight correctly.

Moreover, green roofs ensure a high level of water absorption thanks to the plant itself. The remaining water is released into the air by evaporation, or released into the pipes with a delay time. In the absence of plants, does it mean that the roof is less efficient and absorb less water?

Excited to learn more about your company and product!