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Modular Recycled Plastic Tents

Qaou's Beluga Tent Can Be Used in Six Different Ways

— July 23, 2020 — Lifestyle
Qaou, an outdoor company that's based out of France, is currently seeking support on Kickstarter for the Beluga tent—an all-in-one shelter design that's made up of a durable fabric created using recycled plastic bottles.

To create the material. Qaou transforms plastic waste into small beads, which are then spun into thread and turned into fabric. The resulting fabric is used to build the Beluga tents, with each one reusing approximately 125 plastic bottles. To decrease its footprint even more, Qaou uses eco-friendly aluminum and does not dye the fabric. In line with its ethos, the name of the tent is intended to honor "the endangered white whale to remind everyone of the need to care for the environment."

Highly durable, resistant to water, and simple to set up, the beluga tent is the perfect all-in-one solution for outdoor enthusiasts.

Image Credit: Qaou
Trend Themes
1. Modular Shelter Designs - Creating versatile, multi-purpose shelters using recycled materials opens up opportunities for innovative modular designs in the outdoor industry.
2. Sustainable Fabric Production - Developing eco-friendly fabric production methods, like using recycled plastic bottles, presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the textile and apparel industry.
3. Environmental Awareness Products - Creating products that raise awareness about environmental issues, like the Beluga tent honoring the endangered white whale, opens up opportunities for socially-conscious marketing and messaging.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Equipment - Incorporating modular and sustainable design principles in the outdoor equipment industry can lead to innovative products that cater to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts.
2. Textile and Apparel - Implementing sustainable fabric production methods using recycled materials can disrupt the traditional supply chains and improve the environmental impact of the textile and apparel industry.
3. Eco-friendly Manufacturing - Establishing eco-friendly manufacturing practices, such as using recycled materials and minimizing resource consumption, can create disruptive innovation opportunities across various industries.
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