Redesigning Workwear– a work uniform for women in the construction industry with a focus on individual adaptation and modular sustainability.
In the construction industry, work clothes are used daily, and many garments are discarded early due to damage on exposed parts. Women in the construction industry also have a smaller range of clothes to choose from, and there is a need for more developed garments.
Redesigning Workwear provides the opportunity for women with different body types to adapt the garments to their own bodies through adjustable parts. Extending the life of the garments is made possible through a modular construction with replaceable parts for areas that get worn out the most. The discarded replaceable parts are used as a material resource for the 3D printing of details that the work garments require, such as buttons and buckles. The aesthetics question the norms of existing work clothes and proposes a new model for how workwear can be.
With comfort and a modular system, a symbiosis is created where the user, through their choice of work clothes, contributes to a different way of thinking about sustainability in the construction industry.