This Solar Windbreaker, designed by Pauline van Dongen, was made in assigment of the Wadden Sea Society. This durable and water-resistant jacket is a unisex garment, designed to offer shelter and provide the wearer with sustainable energy.


    project details

    During ebb-tide the surroundings of The Wadden Sea Islands, located at the north of The Netherlands turn into a wide fallow scape, offering the opportunity to walk and explore the soil ground of the sea. Tour-guides of the Wadden Sea Society introduce all type of hikers, to the beauty of the era in different types of expeditions which can take up from 2 to 10 hours away from vast land. To improve the experience of these expeditions, Wadden Sea Society asked wearable technology designer Pauline van Dongen and sustainable clothing brand Blue LOOP Originals, to join forces and design a garment which can provide their tour guides with a solar powered jacket, offering comfort and functionality. To provide the wearer with instant sustainable energy, three solar panels are integrated directly into the garment by process of lamination. Using the world’s most efficient thin-film and flexible solar panels, provided by Alta Devices, the solar energy accumulated in the custom made lightweight charging module can charge a typical phone in 1 to 2 hours, depending on weather conditions.

    Denim by BlueLOOP Origina;s
    In assignment of Wadden Sea Society
    Design by studio Pauline van Dongen
    Flexible solar panels by Alta Devices

    Design: Pauline van Dongen

    Art Direction: Paulien Routs

    Photography: Roos van de Kieft

    Make-up and Hair: Rosa van Koningsbruggen

    Models: Sana Cisse, Martijn van der Mark , Isabel Beretzen