During ebb-tide, the surroundings of The Wadden Sea Islands located at the north of The Netherlands, turn into a wide fallow scape offering the opportunity to walk and explore the soil ground of the sea. Tour-guides of the Wadden Sea Society introduce all type of hikers to the beauty of the era in different types of expeditions, which can take 2 to 10 hours away from vast land. To improve the experience of these expeditions, Wadden Sea Society asked us to join forces with sustainable clothing brand Blue LOOP Originals to design a garment which can provide their tour guides with a solar-powered jacket, offering both comfort and functionality.
Striving for the lowest possible impact on the environment as possible, the graphite coloured fabric of the jacket is made of up-cycled denim yarns by Blue LOOP originals, combined with a recycled polyester and a waterproof finish. Aiming for high-functionality, the jacket integrates 5 pockets, is waterproof and has a hood, which can be stored behind a zipper in the collar.
With a power-bank placed directly in the lining of the jacket, the windbreaker allows the user to charge any kind of portable device from phone (about 2 hours charging time) to camera and GPS navigation in any kind of weather.
Photography: Roos van de Kieft
MUAH: Rosa van Koningsbruggen