ioolot - Easy Going Pants for easy dressing - incontinence by José Lorenzo Merla Laguna

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
ioolot - Easy Going

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Pants for easy dressing - incontinence

INSPIRATION:
I grew with my grandfather and was very attached to him, in his elderly years he had many health problems and difficulties. Since I spend many time with him I started realize the need for better products and improved solutions to make his life easier. I develop a line of products and solutions in apparel for different problematic. People with different types of disability or in their elderly period now have an option to make their life easier. This pants let you go easily to the bathroom without any hassle that its common in normal zip pants.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This pants look perfectly normal and as any other pants and that's the idea!. This pants let the user go to the bathroom faster an easier. The basic idea its to easily go to the bathroom without the problem of opening the conventional pants, which for people with problems of hands control or incontinence could mean a big embarrassing accident. The pants have a front opening sealed with velcro, easier to open and close than a zipper or the conventional pants. This mechanism its hidden and you never realize that this pants have a trick!. The waistband its elastic in two ways by this the pants are very comfortable. The people with problems to getting dressed or incontinence are a big percentage of the world population and its growing every day, the generation pyramid its inverted in Europe and many countries of the world. The products and solutions offered to the elderly and people with some kind of disability are very few. This pants are part of a hole apparel collection of solutions.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This pants are used as any other pant, they look as any other pants, they are perfectly normal and that's the idea, once you are wearing them opening the front side to go to the bathroom its very easy, you just have to pull frontally both sides of the front cover and you don't have any loose of time or difficulty that for certainly people this time means an embarrassing accident which leads into a depressive spiral.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project conception began in 2012 and finally we release the first products and production this year. The model you see its the first of a different design - fashion variations.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The pants have a front opening sealed with velcro, the window its made with water repellent materials.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The pants come in Small (30-32), Medium (34-36), Large (38-40) and Extra large (40-42) sizes.

TAGS:
pants, easy going, elderly, adaptive, clothing, disabillity, easier, faster, normal, solutions.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The development of the product was first through observation of the problematic in people with difficulty for dressing or moving. Later on with the prototypes I wear them to try all the possible solutions, after the improving of the prototypes we test them with people to whom this solutions improved their life.

CHALLENGE:
The hardest part was to transmit to the prototype and production makers that a simple pants could be different and to still make them affordable.

ADDED DATE:
2013-09-29 20:33:29

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IMAGE CREDITS:
José Lorenzo Merla Laguna, 2013.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
ioolot

PROFILE:
ioolot - solutions for people with problems for dressing. Adaptive clothing. Provide solutions: The objective of ioolot is to provide clothing and basic accessories to everyone looking to simplify the task of dressing, for necessity or just for convenience. Social Impact: ioolot focuses on helping the elderly or those with some type of disability to dress with minimal effort or assistance, and improving their living conditions by significantly reducing the complications, stress and discomfort caused by the use of garments that do not meet their real needs. These solutions can also prevent our loved ones from suffering depression or isolation by offering options that allow them to feel comfortable in social settings without them worrying about their appearance or issues related to impractical clothing that they are forced to wear. ioolot is an innovative young company that is beginning to have significant social impact in Mexico, since it addresses the clothing needs of a large group of the population: people having difficulty dressing due to age, accident, surgery or disability: basic apparel of the highest quality, ioolot has conducted extensive research to present a premier line of products or exclusive design, manufactured with export quality materials which combine elegant looks and practical solutions. When using products ioolot, people who have difficulty dressing can do so more easily, feel comfortable and at the same time look good. Discretion and functionality: The premier line of products includes blouses, shirts, aprons, skirts and pants that combine practicality of velcro, adjustable straps with the aesthetic appearance of pearl buttons, elastic waistbands and comfortable clothes for easy movement without sacrificing elegance. It is formal wear that fits your needs discreetly and practically. Examples: ioolot has designed basic garments easy to put on and remove, like the simple and comfortable front opening blouses or rear opening shirts that do need the help of someone to put on. It also offers accessories like the practical unisex organizer bag, which means you can travel anywhere carrying in its compartments everything you need to look and feel good, including your medications. Ioolot even created a pant* - “easy going” to help in case of mobility problems or incontinence, which allows quickly go to the toilet.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Ioolot-Easy Going Pants For Easy Dressing-Incontinence by José Lorenzo Merla Laguna is a Nominee in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Ioolot-Easy Going Pants For Easy Dressing-Incontinence by José Lorenzo Merla Laguna is Winner in Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Category, 2013 - 2014.

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