AETHER

SUSTAINABLE WINGSUIT FOR 2050 ECOLYMPICS

ECOLYMPICS

By 2050, all winter sports will be extinct because of extreme damage to the environment brought on by global warming.

 

Striving to reduce our carbon footprint, sustainable designs, practices, and manufacturing methods must take root for any and all sports to continue.

SPORT HISTORY

1483

FLIGHT THEORY - LEONARDO DA VINCI

1783

INVENTS PARACHUTE

1930

1994

INVENTION OF WINGSUIT

MODERN WINGSUIT - GAYARDON

SPORT ENVIRONMENT

ATHLETE INSIGHT

COMPETITOR LANDSCAPE

SUSTAINABILITY GOALS

CONTINUED LIFECYCLE

MATERIALS + MANUFACTURING

CURRENT MATERIALS
RIPSTOP 100% NYLON
SYNTHETIC WOVEN
DWR + PU FINISH
POLYACETAL RESIN + PE
#10 YKK
THERMOFORMED
ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE
NON-WOVEN SYNTHETIC
5MM THICK
ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL SOURCING
REGRIND recycled soft bottles into 100% Nylon
POST-INDUSTRIAL REGRIND
REGRIND production scraps to make PET
RECYCLE retired suits to make new products
REPURPOSE
DONATE functional suits to other divers
REPLACE only parts that need repair
REINFORCE materials with adhesive Dacron
RESTORE
ALTERNATIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES
REDUCE waste by maximizing pattern yield
PATTERN YIELD EFFICIENCY
ELIMINATE application of excessive finishes 
RESPONSIBLE TREATMENTS
ZERO WATER DYEING
PROTECT the ocean from chemical contaminants
LOCAL SOURCING
ELIMINATE need for excess packaging + shipping

MISSION STATEMENT

PRODUCT BRIEF

MOOD BOARD

SUSTAINABILITY MINDMAP

IDEATION SKETCHES

CONCEPT SELECTION

TECHNICAL DRAWING

PROTOTYPING

ATHLETE FEEDBACK

FINAL PRODUCT SHOTS

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