It's all about shirts that are ... shining! Reflective vests, but how? What do they have a glare? It began as it usually happens from the case. Petra from the Foundation visited a lecturer at University of Technology. He talked about an interesting design student project. The theme of her work was the contemporary form of warning clothing. "It was very difficult for me to get away from stereotypical thinking about reflective clothing.
See it differently than just a vest - recalls 26-year-old Cousin Luke Zak, co-author of photos to the accusative Ida. I tried to make a vest from another material; I stuck the stripes of fabric. There was a piece of reflective heat transfer film. I decided to use it to make an old sweater. The effect was amazing. Agonies changed the college project and in fact created a modern line of warning clothing.
"Last year, after the end of the next edition of the Local Action grant program, we came to the conclusion that we are one of those organizations that only gives something," recalls Port of Science for the Environment. The Foundation is one of the largest in Poland. Her annual budget is one million zlotys. And so it has been for eight years. "This is not very clear, because the money goes through the organization. We realize really big European projects. But we lost the fact that the Union gives you money and you have to act, give it to people. Recently in Italy, where the EU wave of money has already passed, I saw what was going on with the organizations that acted that way. They disappeared. We have come to the conclusion that we need to change our profile a bit. Not only to give, but also to encourage people to integrate them into the action - says Port.
I do not like to feed down cans, give someone some money just because he is taught that someone will help him. Our idea was different. We have searched for a product that will be practical, cool, which we will be able to sell and be independent of the self-government and the Union, from which money will go to local activities I then crossed the road members of the Foundation, who today is a trainee. Sam from every trip brings my shirt, because it is practical. The brainstorming started - the shirts had to be unique. And the mission of the Foundation was not meaningless here. First, since Learning for the Environment, nature must have been in the first place. T-shirt manufacturer was chosen very carefully. They come from the Czech Republic. - They are made of organic cotton from organic farming, produced without pesticides, artificial fertilizers. Cotton is not used for children. The producer does not use chemical dyes enumerates. T-shirts for babies produced come from Africa. They have a certificate, and their purchase is a support for the local population. When the shirt was out, models were needed. Today's graphics are a lot to choose from - bicycles, insects, skulls, anchors, dots, fruits. T-shirts can be personalized, indicating the place where the graphic is to be found. Reflective element is fused into the material, making the pattern permanent. You need to wash them up to 40 degrees and iron on the left. Athletes who already use them do not save and often wash, do not make a complaint.