Loughborough Alumni


19 Nov 2018

Alumna takes product to Global Grad Design Show

Pippa Bridges is celebrating success after returning from the Global Grad Show in Dubai earlier this month.

Pippa was chosen as one of the top 150 product design graduates worldwide to showcase her work. The Global Grad Show, which ended last week, features the work of design graduates from over 100 universities and over 60 nationalities.

Her design, Infinity Mascara, aims to tackle the environmental and financial impact of mascara, one billion tubes of which are sold each year worldwide, and unsustainable production within the wider cosmetics industry.

With the vast majority going to landfill after a matter of months, Pippa’s product features a reusable, refillable capsule alongside a 3D-printed fingertip applicator to replace the common brush, which can last up to 10 years. All parts of the product are kept from landfill, the closed-loop system radically changing both the application and environmental impact of mascara. Currently patent-pending, the product is estimated to be able to save 25 mascara bottles going to landfill per person.

The grad show is part of the wider Dubai Design Week, which ran from 12-17 November and featured designs such as a pen which can detect cancer, prosthetics made from recycled plastics and programmes which make smartphones adaptable for the visually impaired.

Pippa, who graduated in 2017 with a BA in Industrial Design and Technology, also won the Royal Society of the Arts Unilever Award last year for her work, as well as a James Dyson Foundation Bursary.

Find out more about Pippa’s design and the Grad Show online.

Congratulations to Pippa on her recent achievement.


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