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  • 650 victims in Sarajevo are happy with their Sheltersuit

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  • Thousands of Refugees are stuck in Europe’s Backyard

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    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 ...

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

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    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 ...

  • Refugees, homeless and volunteers are united at Sheltersuit

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    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 Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to refugees

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    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 ...

  • Warmth, light and power for refugees on Lesbos this winter

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    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. ...

  • Sheltersuit winner Public Choice Award 2017

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    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 ...

  • Sheltersuit official winner German Design Award 2018

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    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 ...

  • Sheltersuit opens social clothing factory

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    The Dutch Sheltersuit Foundation has recently opened the Sheltersuit Factory – a social clothing factory where garments are made under ethically responsible working conditions. The expansion of the Sheltersuit organisation comes after a relocation to a new office building and larger production facility within the city Enschede in the Netherlands. Besides the existing production of Sheltersuits for the homeless, the ...

  • Sheltersuit nominee 2018 of German Design Award

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    With great astonishment and pride we learned the news that the jury of the highly regarded and internationally prestigious German Design Award has nominated the Sheltersuit for the 2018 German Design Award, in the category for sports, outdoor activities and leisure. The German Design Award was originally founded in 1953 on initiative of the lower house of German parliament. The ...

  • Sheltersuit 4.0 nominated for Dutch Design Awards 2017

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    ”Our efforts for social, environmental and technical improvement are rewarded in beautiful ways.” – Bas Timmer (founder of the Sheltersuit Foundation and designer of the Sheltersuit 4.0.) We are honoured to announce that the latest version of our Sheltersuit for the homeless – The Sheltersuit 4.0, has been nominated for the finals of the Dutch Design Awards 2017. The jury of the awards ...

  • Free Sheltersuits for homeless in Milan

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    Free Sheltersuits for homeless in Milan during Salone del Mobilé 2017 Sheltersuit Foundation, who is committed to keep the homeless and refugees warm while being outside in the cold, succeeds in fascinating the design world even more. Last year Sheltersuit exposed at the Dutch Design Week where many were gripped by Sheltersuit’s story. This year, Organisation in Design invited Sheltersuit ...

  • Mayor visits Sheltersuit

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    Op 23 March of this year, the mayor of Enschede visited Sheltersuit. At the beginning of 2017, the Sheltersuit Foundation relocated to its current premises, the multi-tenant business centre Spinnerij Oosterveld. The mayor was impressed by the new studio and sees Sheltersuit as one of the leading social initiatives within the entrepreneurial city of Enschede. The wonderful combination of helping the ...

  • Zwarte Cross and Sheltersuit join forces

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    This year’s festival season has started. From Thursday 21 until Sunday 24 July, the Zwarte Cross festival opens its doors. The event promises once again to be an unparalleled spectacle. Except for the performing bands and an outrageous and enthusiastic public, Sheltersuit will be also be present. The Sheltersuit Foundation produces waterproof jackets with a zipper sleeping bag for the homeless. The ...

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