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A Coat to Help Detroit’s Homeless

What do you get when you combine passion, creativity, and a bunch of inexpensive building materials?

A warm, waterproof coat that turns into a sleeping bag at night.

Detroit has counted over 18,000 homeless people in its population, a number that’s certain to grow as economic conditions worsen. After spending months talking to people on the city’s streets, design student Veronika Scott envisioned a way she could help, by designing a coat which could allow homeless people to stay warm, but also preserve their dignity. She designed what’s essentially a wearable sleeping bag, which she named the Elements S[urvival] coat.

Source: Good Magazine

Stylish? Not quite. But it’s functional, scalable, and inexpensive, which is an amazing start. Learn more at the Detroit Empowerment Plan.

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