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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to refugees

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 condition.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sheltersuit 4.0 nominated for Dutch Design Awards 2017

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    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 decided to nominate Sheltersuit 4.0 as one of the five finalists in the category for products.  In this decision to nominate us, the jury took a look at some of the recent positive developments within the Sheltersuit Foundation.

  • Free Sheltersuits for homeless in Milan

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    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 to showcase their project at Europe’s most important design event; Salone del Mobilé. This is where Sheltersuit aspires to globally raise awareness for homelessness by exposing their project and by donating 100 Sheltersuits to the homeless in Milan.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Amsterdam – Rembrandtplein

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    The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness for people who are forced to sleep outside. As a result of a full homeless shelter or shelters with unsanitary and unsafe conditions, many see sleeping outside as their best alternative, with all its consequences.

  • Exhibition at the Dutch Design Week

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    Every year designers from all over the world come to Eindhoven to exhibit their designs. This year we were asked to show the Sheltersuit.

  • The first Sheltersuits to the Balkan

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    The first 50 Sheltersuits for Syrian refugees are on their way! While our main focus lies on helping the homeless, we decided to also hand out Sheltersuits in the Balkans. Our friend Osman will travel to Istanbul. While driving, he will provide the suits to those who need them most.

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