Product Concepts

39 diverse product concepts with the potential to support an export-based supply chain have been identified and visualised.

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3D Tourist Experience
3D Tourist Experience

Tourism-based virtual reality experience that integrates national/regional textiles in product components (in this case Maasai textiles)

Accessory Set
Accessory Set

Distinctive appearance and durability of ostrich leather used to link walking stick, cap and gloves. Potential to integrate national/regional textiles.

Apple Watch Straps
Apple Watch Straps

High value, high quality craft manufactured Apple Watch straps that use distinctive national/regional leathers such as camel, ostrich and Nile perch.

Bark Cloth Pendant
Bark Cloth Pendant

Simple welded frame structure wrapped with variety of dried bark cloth textures. Extensive use of jigs to maintain production quality.

Bike Accessories
Bike Accessories

Premium camel leather cycle seat and handlebar grips with perforated sections. Opportunity for national/regional branding through embossing.

Carafe
Carafe

Artisan hand-blown glass in a contemporary style. Tan leather wrap and embossed branding/graphic.

Craft Watch Straps
Craft Watch Straps

National/regional crafts combine with an imported modernist watch. Potential for customised branding on face.

Folding Armchair
Folding Armchair

Folded together when not in use, the bent bamboo ply end pieces are linked with a woven raffia seat.

Concealed Wall Chair
Concealed Wall Chair

Natural properties of bamboo exploited with ‘V’ cuts to allow seat panel to flex down from wall when required for use. Woven water hyacinth seat pad.

Desk Organiser
Desk Organiser

Contemporary jacaranda work desk with integrated goat leather induction charging pad/ stationery organiser and removable storage sleeve.

Desk Speakers
Desk Speakers

Natural forms of calabash used to produce unique speaker system. Woven banana fibre and cotton mix speaker fabric, raffia cable and bent aluminium stand.

Disposable Coffee Cup
Disposable Coffee Cup

Sustainable rethink of the high street chain coffee cup. Moulded sugar cane fibre pulp with stitched palm leaf heat sleeve.

Electronic Wall Art
Electronic Wall Art

A contemporary, craft manufactured wall art installation comprising modular, mixed material prisms (copper, stone, glass) that include speakers and lighting.

Event Radio
Event Radio

Disposable radio to listen to commentary/performance at large sporting/concert events. Press moulded bamboo pulp with woven hyacinth strap.

Filter Coffee Maker
Filter Coffee Maker

Supporting the consumption of premium coffee though a filter-based product that employs contemporary styling and ‘honest’ materials (copper, aluminium, glass).

Flat Pack Pendant
Flat Pack Pendant

Bamboo frame with woven rattan diffuser. Structure collapses for flat-pack shipping and easy assembly.

Footwear Deodorizer
Footwear Deodorizer

Deodorising properties of pandan leaves used to refresh footwear. Leaves inserted into stylish felt pouch and replaced as required.

Garden Furniture
Garden Furniture

High-end outdoor dining table and chairs manufactured overseas. Powdered coated aluminium frame with heat bent bamboo slats.

Gourd Lighting
Gourd Lighting

Spherical-based form of gourd integrated with simple bent/welded steel components to create modernist lighting suitable for table/pendant/floor lamp.

Grow Moulding
Grow Moulding

Fast-growing gourds fill vacuum formed moulds to produce structural product components. Gourd cut to shape and finished by hand.

Induction Charge Mat
Induction Charge Mat

Use of indigenous materials to contrast the engineered smartphone against the craft-based charge mat. Pressed bamboo pulp tray, bamboo outer rim.

Lighting Controller
Lighting Controller

Finger controlled light switch to adjust the hue and brightness of home lighting. Pressed goat leather back with machined aluminium body.

Nest Chair
Nest Chair

Seating area of bamboo slats combines with a woven hyacinth canopy to create a more enclosed casual seating solution.

Phone Charger
Phone Charger

Contemporary smartphone charger from machined marble providing contrast between the engineered consumer product and natural stone material.

Portable Charger
Portable Charger

Highly textured Nile perch leather combined with jacaranda wood in a craft-based item that contrasts with current high volume manufactured products.

Premium Door Handle
Premium Door Handle

High-end door furniture with distinctive leather wraps. Potential for craft-based bespoke customisation.

Raffia Cable
Raffia Cable

Contemporary braided raffia sleeve to be used over existing electrical wiring.

Reusable Infuser
Reusable Infuser

Dried pandan leaves (pandan tea) placed in washable woven rattan bag. Woven rattan draw string retains contents.

RFID Card Shields
RFID Card Shields

Shielding from wireless card readers to help prevent digital pickpocketing. Opportunity to use national/regional textiles (e.g. Maasai) and leather crafts.

Seat/Art
Seat/Art

Intended for occasional use, the fold-out seating serves as a form of wall art when not in use.

Slip Card Wallet
Slip Card Wallet

Simple craft-made slip card wallet using original/unusual leathers (e.g. Nile perch, crocodile) to meet the needs of expanding card use.

Slip Casted Bowls
Slip Casted Bowls

Natural form and texture of gourd plant used to create artisan decorative slip cast bowls.

Slippers
Slippers

Indoor slipper produced from an upper of woven banana fibre cotton mix and pressed dried palm leaf sole.

Spot Light
Spot Light

Dramatic texture of jacaranda wood contrasts with pressed aluminium to create a low cost spotlight suitable for desk use, down-lighter and spot.

Superfood Drink
Superfood Drink

Strong branding and superfood claims used to drive market for a nutritious juice drink made from baobab powder.

Therapeutic Water
Therapeutic Water

Health benefits of fresh pandan leaves used to produce a refreshing drink. Rolled leaves placed in to holder and water added.

Vodka/Shot Tumblers
Vodka/Shot Tumblers

Luxury Bamboo vodka presented in premium packaging. Bamboo shot tumblers supplied in vodka packaging or as separate purchase.

Wall Organiser
Wall Organiser

Wall-mounted organiser for home and workshop. Sheet bamboo wall frame with press moulded bamboo pulp storage components.

Whiskey Glass
Whiskey Glass

Craft-based whiskey drinking experience with blown glass tumbler, spun copper base and carved soapstone ice cubes.

Baklava
Baklava

Innovative bite-size packaging for Baklava with custom branding and integrated information panel describing the heritage of the product.

Materials

Bamboo (pulp/sheet/block/slats)
Banana fibre
Baobab seed
Bark cloth
Calabash
Camel leather
Clay
Cow leather
Glass
Goat leather
Gourd
Jacaranda wood
Maasai textiles
Marble
Nile perch leather
Ostrich leather
Palm leaf (dried)
Pandan leaf
Raffia (dried)
Rattan (dried)
Soap stone
Sugar cane (pulp)
Water hyacinth stems (dried)

Manufacture

Full In-Country manufacture involves the production of the entire product in the emerging economy. The supply chain starts with the activities associated with growing, extracting and rearing to provide a raw material that can then be processed into a modified state suitable for manufacturing. The transformation of materials into products can involve craft or more conventional production techniques.

Partial In-Country manufacture involves the integration of activities from the Full In-Country process with the import of specialist components/materials that cannot be produced by the emerging economy. These may, be electronic components or injection mouldings that form part of the product. Efficient, low cost global manufacturing has the capacity to add value to the in-country manufacturing capability.

Overseas manufacturing employs a supply chain that is based on the export of materials from the emerging economy. Whilst this would require the growing, extracting and rearing of raw materials, the state in which they were exported would depend on the requirements of the manufacturer. For example, leather might be exported as raw hides or in a finished state.