Sheltersuit is a Dutch organization: it is a suit created by designer Bas Timmer. The suit is a waterproof and windproof coat which can be transformed into a sleeping bag. You simply zip the sleeping bag onto the coat and your whole body is protected against the elements.
During the day the sleeping bag can be stored in a special backpack. The suits are given to the homeless for free.
It is all about people helping people, as they put it. That’s why Sheltersuit:
A small but effective shelter.
We developed the suit as a short-term solution for a big problem. Although it does not solve being homeless, it does prevent people from freezing to death.
We believe every single human live matters and therefore everybody deserves a small shelter when they need one.
Every suit consists of:
Are you interested in learning more about Sheltersuit, the suit and the factory? Come by Dudoc Vancouver at 1489 Frances Street. The team will happily answer any question you may have and will offer you the opportunity to wear a suit to understand the suit better.