Through the use of emerging biotechnology and circular economy thinking, Aegis envisions an alternative model for a more resilient healthcare industry. Our design proposes a three-layered fabric sourced from a native Australina weed called Cumbungi. Through a process of chemical retting, a thread with similar characteristics to cotton can be extracted from Cumbungi, which can then be woven to create the soft inner layer of the gown. The outer layers will be a made from bioplastic sourced from the roots of Cumbungi to give it a repellent finish.The result is a medical gown that is completely bioconstructed and biodegradable.
Aegis is designing a new medical gown for use in a hospital setting along with an integrated system of waste disposal
Global medical authorities are struggling to supply medical workers with crucial PPE and find sustainable solutions to increased medical waste. Long reaching global supply chains and increased use of disposable ppe has led to mass shortages, placing thousands of medical workers around the world in direct risk of infection. In response, Aegis is developing a ppe alternative that is completely bio constructed and biodegradable. Drawing from the unique properties of an Australian aquatic weed called Cumbungi, Aegis is designing a new medical gown for use in a hospital setting along with an integrated system of waste disposal.