Team: Jimmy Tang, Ziqu Zou, Norma Chan
For this week, we experimented on different materials to grow plants. We wanted something can absorb a decent amount of moisture from our body (sweats, tears, etc), and still comfortable to our skin. We tested with various female hygiene products since they fit our requirements.
The water absorbing material inside a sanitary pad. Dry, on the right; wet, on the left.
We planted different seeds on sanitary pads made from different brands.
We also planted seeds inside a tampon.
Pad with alfalfa seeds inserted.
First production sketch. We were planing to place sanitary pads next to each other to create a bigger growing space.
We tried out different placements of the pads onto a garment.
We successfully grew some wheatgrass on a pad.