People helping people

After losing the father of a friend to hypothermia, due to being forced to sleep outside of a shelter, Bas Timmer decided that something had to be done. At the time Bas had started his own outdoor, cold weather clothing line after attending the fashion academy. But it didn’t feel right for him to sell fashionable clothing at a high price, whilst many people couldn’t even afford warm and protective clothing to simply survive. No one deserves the horrible fate of freezing to death because they can’t afford decent protective clothing.

We believe everyone deserves warmth, protection and dignity. That is why we design and manufacture multifunctional products that provide immediate shelter to people experiencing homelessness. This is not a replacement for finding a home but a supplement to when you have no other choice.

our pillars

Our mission is based on three pillars, that steer our efforts so we can continue providing lasting impact. These three pillars are in parallel with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

giving shelter

Because everyone deserves warmth, protection and dignity. Our products are the Sheltersuit & the Shelterbag. We distribute our products with the help of local NGO's, if you are an organization that would like to partner contact us!

repurposing for a purpose

The fashion industry is one of the highest polluting industries in the world, we want to take this waste and give it purpose. Are you a company that wants to be more circular? Contact us!

providing jobs and opportunities

Produced by people with a distance to the labour market (ie: former refugees and former homeless individuals), we want to close the loop and create job opportunities for communities to overcome poverty.

We are featured in

UN Goal - no poverty UN Goal - quality education UN Goal - gennder equality UN Goal - clean water and sanitation UN Goal - decent work and economic growth UN Goal - industry, innovation and infrastructure UN Goal - reduced inequalities UN Goal - sustainable cities and communities UN Goal - responsible consumption and production UN Goal - climate actie

Our locations

Currently based in the Netherlands, New York and South Africa. Our focus is local but our mindset will always be global. Our vision is to provide protection to every single human being experiencing homelessness around the world.