26 Dec '15, 5pm

Dutch designer turns festival tents into sheltersuits for the homeless

, a post-revel scourge at music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury , could soon find new life as weather-resistant coats that convert into sleeping bags for the homeless; that is, if Dutch designer Bas Timmer has anything to do with it. Timmer and his business partner, Alexander de Groot, were spurred to create the “Sheltersuit” after a friend’s father died from hypothermia due to exposure. Together with a team of volunteers, many of them Syrian refugees who receive assimilation courses, driving lessons, and help with accommodation in exchange for their efforts, Timmer and de Groot are working out of a studio in Enchede to produce and distribute as many suits as they can before winter descends.

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/bas-timmer-upcycles-festival-ten...


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