Insulation Theory - hooded tube coat made from repurposed material
Take me on a walk. Roll me in the weather.
Insulation Theory - Hooded coat made from hundreds of rolls of repurposed polyester fleece, sewn to a liner.
The idea: create a winter garment that is as warm as possible without using fur. Using the idea that the hairs in fur act as tiny pillars of insulation, this coat was built to retain warmth by attaching materials to the liner so that they would rest perpendicular to the wearer.
The fleece was cut from a stack of samples, most of which were marked with a white paint pen. Evidence of these marks shows up on the cut sides of the rolls, which adds to the surface patterns. The liner: Material was unable to be identified, as it was not marked, but it has a beautiful blue/brown/gray sheen.
Visible seams are finished, but there are a few inside seams that were left raw. This is because the coat was too bulky to be manipulated through the available sewing machine at these sections.
Closures: Fabric ties are knotted at the neck, with large D-ring closures down the front.
Coat is heavy, but not uncomfortably so, due to the relatively lightweight material. Size: one size fits most adults. Shoulders should be at least 15 inches across. Model is 5'2".