Sleeping Bag Coats: Makeshift Wearable Homeless Shelters
As anyone in the north knows from first-hand experience, winter weather makes it hard to stay outside for long. For those without a roof over their heads, this is not just about convenience but concerns basic survival. This is where Veronika Scott – a Michigan-based product design student – comes in.
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Donations are being accepted to help buy velcro, plastic tubing, scissors and hot glue that go into the construction process. Of course, clothing alone is not the solution – this coat comes with a minimum-wage job, food to eat and other assistance for getting back on one’s feat. It might not be a long-term solution, but any home is better than none … and the materials+assembly price is difficult to beat.