Disposable diapers have become third largest contributor to our landfills, in fact, in EU alone, there are more than 17million diapers are disposed every day. Luisa Kahlfeldt aims to reduce this hard to recycle product by replacing the main material to something more sustainable with Sumo Reusable Cloth Diaper.
Sumo Cloth Diaper offers world’s first mono-material diaper on the market. Conventional cloth diaper usually consists of both natural and synthetic fibers, they are bonded together permanenly, making it hard to take apart and recycle. Sumo Diaper is made of 100% sustainable seacell fabric, which is biodegradable and super absorbent, an environmentally friendly diaper for your baby.
Since Sumo Cloth Diaper uses mono-material, in the world of textile sustainability, it can be considered an ideal product concept for recyclability. It can be recycled without waste, extra handling, or even cost. Therefore, Sumo diaper is desirable on both and ecological and economical level, a nice diaper for green conscious parents.
Luisa Kahlfeldt explains each diaper is constructed of three layers where each one performs separate task. The inner layer would be the one that comes in contact with your baby skin, therefore, it has to be very soft and absorbent. The middle layer is the absorbing core, the place where moisture is soaked up. For these layers, SeaCell would be a suitable material. The last layer (outer) has to be waterproof to prevent any liquids from leaking out and in collaboration with Swiss bran Schoeller, they have developed EcoRepel material, a waterproofing technology material that’s environmentally friendly and biodegradable. This combination makes Sumo Cloth Diaper can withstand abrasion and repeated machine washings, it is durable and sustainable alternative to those polyester fabrics.
From : Luisa Kahlfeldt