Press kit

The beginning - After completing his creative fashion studies, Bas Timmer decided to put his talents to use for the Sheltersuit project. The trigger for this decision was the tragic story of his best friend’s father who was homeless and died of hypothermia in the streets. Bas decided to create a free sleeping bag that would protect the homeless from the cold.

Making progress - Ever since the production of the first Sheltersuit in 2014, the foundation has evolved in many ways. The team of Sheltersuit now consists of 32 hardworking people who each contribute in their own way to a better, more social society. From volunteers and the homeless, to refugees and people with special needs, they all play a part. The foundation itself has made great strides in terms of professionalizing. Sheltersuit is located on an industrial site, Spinnerij Oosterveld, where you can find a multitude of creative start-ups.

The new second objective - In addition to producing Sheltersuits, the foundation has developed a second objective: increasing job opportunities on the labour market for people with special needs. By creating jobs at Sheltersuit we give people the tools to gradually become active participants on the employment market. Our volunteers are offered guidance and schooling to increase their chances to move on to paid jobs with third parties. Sheltersuits’ biggest dream and ultimate goal is to make a global impact by activating everyone around the world to give warmth.

Download the general press kit here:
General press kit

Download the press kit for Milan here:
Press kit Milan ENG | Press kit Milaan NL
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