Reader Submitted: Climate Change Instruction Scarves

Scarves that transmit information on how to survive the climate crisis, to prepare for an eventual catastrophe as well as raise awareness.

Design Team

Models : Annelien Gispen, Niek Putters, Laurianne Da Rocha
Photographers : Sophie Welsh, Alice Watel

Nowadays, the scarves can be used as a pretty accessory, but when needed, they can be turned into a useful object.
This scarf provides information on how to find food in nature and cities.
The scarves can also be used as bandages, bags, hats etc.
The scarves provide informations on basic human needs : food, water, fire, shelter and medicine.
This scarf explains where to find water in nature and in the city.
Climate change could lead to droughts; would you know where to find water in such a case?
Food instruction scarf
Shelter instruction scarf
Medicine instruction scarf
Fire instruction scarf
Water instruction scarf

The military instruction handkerchief was an object used by soldiers in the 19th century to transmit wearable information in case of emergency. By adapting the type of information to the climate crisis we are facing nowadays : explaining how to survive the lack of food, water and basic needs, and integrating them into a small collection of silk scarves, I aim to create awareness and show what we may face in the future, as well as to help prepare for an eventual disaster.

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