Posted on / in Christmas, Leaders Award

25 DAYS OF INVENTORS: THE PARKA & THE SOLAR PANEL COAT

The Inuits created the parka predecessor.

Faced with a harsh Arctic climate, the Inuit were experts at creating insulated clothing. They made the original waterproof parkas using the intestines of whales or seals. According to the Encyclopaedia of Clothing and Fashion, two parkas would often be worn at once to improve insulation and air circulation in sub-zero temperatures. Much like today’s parkas, Inuit parkas included drawstring hoods.

 

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31869/12-fascinating-moments-winter-clothing-history    (look here for more fascinating moments of winter clothing history.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now Ava Ferguson a year 7 student from Dervaig Primary School has decide to take the idea of a parka to keep you warm to whole new level. Her idea is to create a jacket that heats up with the use of solar panels. She says this is invented for homeless people, people who work outside and people that love colder countries. We think the Inuits would love this idea Ava!.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: