• 650 victims in Sarajevo are happy with their Sheltersuit


    Despite one day of delay due to snowfall. Bas Timmer, 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 planned. Bas will then depart to another refugee camp in Chios (Greece) to scout out the situation and see how much Sheltersuits will need to be produced.

  • 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.

  • Thousands of Refugees are stuck in Europe’s Backyard


    Today, Sheltersuit Foundation starts its national campaign with an emergency call: War victims are currently suffering in our backyard. Our European backyard. They are stuck along the borders in Europe ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • At Lesbos 500 Sheltersuits were handed out to refugees


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    doneren, Uncategorized

    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. 

All news

This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work!

Please upgrade today!