The Camel Hump Garment, fuel shortage and global warming

Today, the main source of energy comes from fossil fuels, including oil, coal, natural gas, etc. And oil is the most consumed among these fossil fuels. As the name of fossil fuels, they took millions of years to become so and they are finite and non-renewable. At our current rate of consumption of fossil fuels, they will gone by 2060 (Ecotricity.co.uk, 2016). Humans are using fossil fuels (not renewable) widely in the production and even in almost every area of human activities.

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https://www.ecotricity.co.uk/our-green-energy/energy- independence/the-end-of-fossil-fuels

Meantime, with fossil fuels using, the wide variety of environmental problems come from the process of burning fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas. Then the carbon dioxide that is released that a ecting the natural environment and exacerbating the greenhouse e ect causing global warming (Cohen, 2016). In addition, Freon is used in most refrigeration equipments which causes harm to the ozone layer severely and leads to ozone hole that make ultraviolet more intense (Daikin.com, 2016). As a result, especially in summer, the temperature in some places is higher and higher year by year and for those people who can not bear the high temperature might be a ected on the health.

Developing renewable resources is one of solutions to reduce the using of limited fossil fuels and impacts of them. How to lower body temperature in an environmental-friendly way is our start point to think the problems and possibilities in the future. For most clothing on the market what owns the function of lowering body temperature is attributed to the design of fabric (wicking fabrics). This kind of fabrics facilitates sweat to distribute evenly over the fabric and dry more quickly, but not performing well (Popular Science, 2012).

Weini and I decided3_-_Power_of_Centralized_Fat_Unit[1] to think about what kind of material can lower body temperature more e ciently through a green way like using sustainable material and try to combine animal’s behavior together like camels. The ability of camel to fluctuate its body temperature coupled with anatomical and behavio
ural adaptation enable considerable saving in energy to be made. A camel’s body temperature can vary over a wide range under conditions of dehydration and intense heat and the reasons is its hump. From thermoregulation aspect, camel’s fat is concentrated in hump which enables sweat to be evaporated easily over and its skin can be seen as insulating medium (FAYED, 2016). Thus, the garment what we designed is based on the biological features of camels.

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