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Raquel Pereira Silva

Department: Man and Activity
Website: www.raquelpereirasilva.com

NI•TI

WHAT
Smart compression stockings that emancipate wearers.

WHY
The cost of compression stockings is high, because they wear fast and because putting them on and taking them off requires help. And needing a nurse twice a day limits people’s independence. NI-TI is doubly emancipating: wearers no longer need assistance, and they can choose a pattern or colour they like. Out with generic brown, in with self-expression!

HOW
The material used is a shape-retaining, durable nickel titanium, Nitinol. At room temperature, the stocking’s knit is wide, making it easy to slip on. Body temperature makes it shrink to fit the leg. Apply a coolpack to loosen it again and take it off.

QUOTE
I want to offer people a sense of self-worth and a personal touch. NI-TI socks were made by Knitwear Lab and sponsored by Knitting Holland

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Photographs: Iris Rijskamp