Kläd&Lek is a design proposal of a mobile library that offers clothing and games, such as boardgames and puzzles, to loan for children between the ages of 0-3 years. The mobile service provides better accessibility for people living outside of the cities, integrating the rural and the urban, as well as encouraging long-term thinking and validate and use existing resources instead of producing new.
The project has looked at consumption behaviors, waste, second hand, circular economy and accessibility, to design a service that can create both a social and environmentally sustainable alternative to current commerce.
Erikshjälpen Second Hand receives clothes and boardgames through donations and submit them to the service. The user journey begins with downloading the Kläd&Lek-app and register a personal account. The app works as a lending card, keeps track of borrowed items and the rout of the bus. By visiting the bus, the client can borrow items of their liking and also donate to the service. The child can then enjoy the item up to four weeks before returning it to the bus again.The service is directed towards younger children since they outgrow their clothes quickly. Children clothing will only be used for a short period of time and are therefore almost treated as disposable products. We believe that a piece of clothing can bring joy to more than one child under its lifetime. Providing children with clothes should not be a financial matter and that is why our service will be free of charge, every child deserves an equal start in life.
April 26 - 29, 2018