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Tea-r It!

This individual design project redesigned the shoe box, to provide a second life both the material and packaging. The system, aesthetic, and user experience of the shoebox is thoroughly analysed to design a realistic and sustainable concept.


Through multiple iterations, a shoebox concept that encourages repurposing with smarter cardboard cutting, and manufactured by upcycle a waste material is proposed.


To reduce embodied energy of the packaging and upcycle a currently useless waste, I experimented making cardboard partly with used tea leaves. Which has the side benefit of adding deodorising properties to the material.

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