Midterm Review_Daniel Frank



Once I’d played around with the methods of casting resin, I have decided on a design for a phone case, laptop case and tablet case. I would have a specific selection of fabric that is approved to use in resin. This is mostly due to what the material looks like when cast in resin and also due to the thickness of the material. The fabric would be cut up in small bits and soaked in resin while collaged onto the phone cast.

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The fabric is relatively easy to separate out from the rest of goodwills soft-goods assembling process. After clothes have not sold at a store, they are sent back to a goodwill warehouse to be resorted and baled. My plan is to place a light sorting process in between the resorted clothes and the baling process.

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The whole process takes around ten to twelve minutes of handling time and 72 hours of drying time. However, the excess of drying time does not mean that the resin is weak or that it will scratch. The products can be stacked up or packaged before the case is fully cured. I figure that if ten minutes are spent on each phone case while paying fifteen dollars an hour, a dollar of resin is spent on each phone case, and the case is being sold at twenty dollars, then Goodwill is profiting sixteen dollars and fifty cents on each phone.


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Focusing on sustainability and zero waste is a main focus for Goodwill, and their products should reflect these goals in relation to their mission of giving job training to those with no options.

I want to address the issue of our unwanted soft goods. We as a culture have a strong tendency to throw out our cloths and other goods for what is new and in style. This wasteful habit is unsustainable and harmful to life here on our planet. If we continue in the direction we have set forth then the result will be: a lack of resources, a harmful biosphere, and ultimately, unlivable conditions.

I have been looking at how to bundle our unwanted fabric together as a new commodity. This new material use will be the base for cement blocks, resin surfaces, and other solid materials. I have attempted the binding process of soft goods in oder to create a solid block of material.