|Project Summary||Project Information|
The goal of our project is to develop a process to create a new type of waterproof fabric to be made into a swim cap. Our customer is Tess Padmore, owner of Egghead Soques, a company focused on creating a variety of head wear products geared towards people with locs, braids, dreads, and thick hair. Tess would like to add an underwater swimming soque to her product line. The motivation behind this project is to make a cap that is accommodating to African American hair types, and to provide a way for more African American children and adults to learn how to swim, without being hindered by their hair style. The hope is to decrease historically high drowning rates amongst African American children.
Our goal is to develop a process to impregnate a fabric with a waterproof material, which in turn will be sewn into a soque. The final prototypes must be stretchable and comfortable to wear. Also, the final process must be able to be scaled up to full production.
Please watch the video below which summarizes the results of the project.
|Gabi Cole||Engineering Lead (ME)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lexi Carin||Facilitator (ISE)||email@example.com|
|Shelby Kunker||Purchasing (ME)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alicia Regueiro Restoy||Communications (ISE/BUS)||email@example.com|
|Lauren Shelley||Project Manager (ISE/EM)||firstname.lastname@example.org|