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650 victims in Sarajevo are happy with their Sheltersuit

650 victims in Sarajevo are happy with their Sheltersuit

Enschede, December 22nd, 2018 – Despite one day of delay due to snowfall. Bas, fashion designer and founder of Sheltersuit has handed out the first hundred suits to victims in different places in Sarajevo. A Sheltersuit is the only way for most of them to stay warm and dry during day and night. The 650 Sheltersuits were made in different sizes, from kids – to adult sizes. Furthermore, the Sheltersuits were handed out during a period of two days as ...

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Why urgent help is needed on Lesbos, in Dunkirk and in Sarajevo

Why urgent help is needed on Lesbos, in Dunkirk and in Sarajevo

We have a problem on the doorstep of Europe: many people, including young children, are homeless or on the run. Governments are not taking appropriate action, nevertheless, we can help. Before the start of the winter, we want to hand out 3,000 Sheltersuits. We will be starting on Lesbos, in Dunkirk and in Sarajevo. Why, we will explain to you here. 1/3 Lesbos, Greece The refugee crisis has now turned into a migration crisis: due to the Turkey deal, thousands ...

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Thousands of Refugees are stuck in Europe’s Backyard

Thousands of Refugees are stuck in Europe’s Backyard

This Winter, we, the Sheltersuit Foundation, need to start our national campaign with an emergency call: At this very moment, war victims are suffering in our backyard. Our European backyard. They are stuck all along the border and have been desperately waiting for weeks, months, or even years to receive just the slightest bit of help. It is difficult to give an exact count, but without a doubt, thousands of refugees are facing the prospect of going into the Winter ...

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The Lesbos Campaign: Giving warmth, light and electricity to 1,100 refugees

The Lesbos Campaign: Giving warmth, light and electricity to 1,100 refugees

Having light in the darkness and owning warm, protective clothing is definitely not taken for granted in the refugee camps on Lesbos. That is why Sheltersuit, Movement on the Ground and the WakaWaka Foundation have teamed up to start a campaign together that creates change. The goal was to bring warmth and energy to every single child in the refugee camps on the Greek Island. The successful campaign with an impressive outcome made it possible to raise enough funding for ...

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Refugees, homeless and volunteers are united at Sheltersuit

Refugees, homeless and volunteers are united at Sheltersuit

The Sheltersuit Workshop inspires and activates. Refugees, homeless and volunteers come together. Not just to produce the Sheltersuit. Lots of other products are also made with a passion. Different backgrounds in the Sheltersuit Workshop The creation of the Sheltersuit formed the basis for people who come together in an environment where creativity, inspiration, motivation and new opportunities find fertile ground. At Sheltersuit people from different backgrounds have one thing in common: they want to learn and develop. Their personal development ...

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At Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to refugees

At Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to refugees

ENSCHEDE / LESBOS – At Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to 500 young refugees: a warm coat and sleeping bag in one. Thanks to this Twente coat, displaced children can endure the harsh cold. Enschedeer Youp Meek knew the harrowing stories of the terrible circumstances in the refugee camps of Lesbos. But to smell the misery yourself and to see with your own eyes is so much more horrifying. “It is more than degrading.” Together with Bas Timmer and ...

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Warmth, light and power for refugees on Lesbos this winter

Warmth, light and power for refugees on Lesbos this winter

Sheltersuit, Movement on the Ground and the WakaWaka Foundation are joining forces to make sure all the children on Lesbos have a warm winter. The campaign, that aims to provide every child on Lesbos with a Sheltersuit and a WakaWaka, starts today. The children who fled the war are arriving on Lesbos and beginning a new life full of uncertainties. A life challenged by the cold and darkness of winter. Living conditions are bad, some children stay in tents while ...

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Sheltersuit winner Public Choice Award 2017

Sheltersuit winner Public Choice Award 2017

On Saturday 28 October during Dutch Design Week the Dutch Design Awards were presented. Sheltersuit by Bas Timmer received the highest number of votes from audiences in the exhibition and online, with which it earned the Public Award. The Sheltersuit is a water and wind-tight jacket that can be transformed into a sleeping bag, providing the homeless with protection from all sorts of weather conditions. Every Sheltersuit is unique, because they are made from donated high-quality materials. More than one ...

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Sheltersuit official winner German Design Award 2018

Sheltersuit official winner German Design Award 2018

To our utmost surprise and with great honour we proudly announce the news that the jury of the German Design Council has officially selected Sheltersuit as a winner of the German Design Award 2018. The Sheltersuit is a high quality water-and windproof jacket, combined with an attachable zip-on sleeping bag, that provides protection and warmth in any type of weather condition. After nominating Sheltersuit in August for the prestigious and internationally renowned German Design Award, the jury selected the Sheltersuit ...

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