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Zero-Waste Face Masks

Bilio Makes Protective Masks with a Zero-Waste Knitting Process

— May 9, 2020 — Eco
Industrial design firm Bilio is already well-versed in zero-waste, sustainable manufacturing processes and it is extending its expertise to the creation of zero-waste face masks. The knit face masks take shape thanks to a zero-waste knitting process, which allows for the masks to be made in a single piece, even when different materials and components are needed.

As Bilio makes bags with pockets and straps that don't need to be sewn up, the mask follows the same principles so that not even a scrap of excess is generated. The washable and reusable zero-waste knit masks are non-medical yet essential for freeing up medical-grade PPE for those on the front lines. There are two kinds of masks—Koala and Kangaroo—one of which includes a design with a filter pouch.


Image Credit: Bilio
Trend Themes
1. Zero-waste Manufacturing - Opportunity for businesses to adopt zero-waste manufacturing processes in various industries, reducing environmental impact.
2. Knit Technology - Innovation in knitting techniques to create products in a single piece, opening up possibilities for seamless and efficient manufacturing.
3. Sustainable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Growing demand for sustainable face masks and PPE, creating opportunities for eco-friendly alternatives.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion and Apparel - Implementing zero-waste manufacturing techniques in the fashion industry to create sustainable clothing and accessories.
2. Healthcare - Developing sustainable options for personal protective equipment (PPE) to address the increasing demand for eco-friendly alternatives.
3. Textile and Textile Machinery - Integrating knit technology in textile manufacturing processes to produce eco-friendly and cost-efficient products.
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