Designer Eva Sonneveld has potentially created one of the most innovative and fashionable air pollution detectors on the market. With her concept 'Survival Constructions,' she actively explores the changing landscape with an emphasis on a grim future that calls for "adapting [...] if we are to survive."
The project is launched in collaboration with Claudine Pieters from the Technical University in Eindhoven. The air pollution detector, which is essentially a knit sweater, utilizes innovative fabrication to alert the wearer when in the presence of the silent killer. The garment is dyed with a thermochromatic ink which gives it a color-changing property when in the presence of high pollution levels. In addition, Eva Sonneveld and her partner incorporate a chip into the construction to alert the wearer, as well as a knotted 50 meters of functional multipurpose survival rope.