The garment production generates a large amount of textile waste which can be reused for the generation of new products. In this context, it is function of design to develop creative solutions to these problems. This project has as a goal to develop a rope sole shoe (like alpargata) using the textile industry waste and to evaluate the esthetics and discomfort perception for both the new shoe and the existing model. In order to achieve this, the project starts with the collection of waste from garment industry of the jeans and the subsequent selection of them. The selvedge (the woven edge) will be braided in rope for making the soles and smaller pieces of textile will build the top of the shoe. This shoe produced from manufacturing waste will be analyzed in comparison with the existing model, verifying their ergonomic suitability. This valuation will consist of the record of esthetic and discomfort perception after use (new model and the existing model), using a sample of 30 female subjects and a sample of 10 shoes in sizes 36, 37 and 38. The expected result is that produced footwear from the garment industry waste presents a performance equivalent to the original shoe in terms of perceived discomfort.
News published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the scholarship: