PAULINE DZIAMA
industrial design
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Pauline Dziama Industrial Design Project SHREDUP

Converting Goodwill's clothing donations into products they can locally sell and manufacture.

ACCUMULATING CLOTHING

ACCUMULATING CLOTHING

Every year Goodwill nationally accumulates 400 million pounds of clothing donations they cannot resell. 

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THE CORE TEAM

THE CORE TEAM

From left to right: Cat McCarthy, industrial designer; Corey King, mechanical engineer; Valeria Villa, industrial engineering; Erin Podhaisky, industrial engineer; Pauline Dziama, industrial designer.

MATERIAL EXPERIMENTS

MATERIAL EXPERIMENTS

What can be done with fabric from clothing donations? Synthetic and natural fibers alike were broken down and manipulated with heat shredding, compression and adhesives. The most cost-effective and environmentally friendly options: melting synthetics into hard plastic and shredding naturals to be combined with biodegradable adhesives to form composites. 

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PEAT

PEAT

Easily, sustainability replace patches of carpet that get worn out under rolling chairs and high traffic areas. Composed of 100% recycled molded synthetic fiber for a stable base and felted mixed fibers for a comfortable, durable surface. 

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MIST

MIST

In open concept work spaces, noise levels can become a distraction. Mist is a modular room divider system made with naturally sound dampening cotton fiber. 

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

ShredUp's manufacturing process is a closed loop system that reduces waste and ensures all material is utilized to the very fullest. Spectrometer sorting separates clothing by fabric type which informs which product it is used for and color eliminating the need for dyes. 

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