Disposable incontinence materials offer a practical solution to this problem, but they produce a huge amount of waste and are also far from aesthetically pleasing. Washable incontinence briefs by Julia van Zanten provide a secure and dry feeling and are, at the same time, environmentally friendly and sustainable. OASIS absorbent fibres are incorporated into the prototype. Van Zanten is also exploring the possibilities of other absorbent materials.
Julia Veldhuijzen van Zanten won the New Material Award 2014.