Impact through Innovation Cambridge


The New-Fangled Mangle


Globally, there is a lack of facilities for residents of informal settlements to wash and dry their clothes effectively. Damp and dirty clothes are one of the biggest catalysts for the spread of disease such as scabies, bedbugs and lice. These diseases are serious issue in informal settlements across the world.

We aim to solve this issue by designing an affordable, innovative and multi-use product that can be used to wash and dry clothes effectively. The New-Fangled Mangle will be a hand-powered, combined washing and drying solution that is affordable and easily deployable in complex settings such as refugee camps.

Adam Boxall