Product Development and Design Firm

Client

Dributts

UNMET NEED

Convert Dributts’ hand-sewn diaper into a high volume, manufactured product.

Scope

Infants and toddlers in underdeveloped villages in Haiti don't have diapers, so they poop openly in the house. The fecal matter contaminates everything in the living space which leads to the rampant spread of diseases like dysentery, cholera, typhus fever, and typhoid. Dributts had the diaper design ready and approached Slingshot to develop a manufacturing resource in order to deliver thousands of diapers.

Accomplishments

  • Slingshot’s global manufacturing resources reduced the cost by 50% and increased supply by 10 to 100 times

  • As of 2018, this product continues to be produced through Slingshot’s manufacturing partners

 Breakthrough

Slingshot delivered a manufacturing resource that could produce 10,000 or more diapers quicker, and at a lower cost than hand-sewing them.

 

“Slingshot has stepped up and taken this task on as a partnership, not as a project. They’ve surpassed our expectations and given us a way to help solve the fecal infant problem in Haiti. This will advance the health efforts not only in Haiti but in other developing countries in the world that we’d like to assist.”

— Michael Wahl, CEO & Founder, Dributts

 
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