Diane Pham

Coat Transforms Into a Sleeping Bag Warms Homeless in Detroit

by , 01/02/11

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Detroit was one of the US cities hit hardest by the recession, and this winter it finds itself with 18,000 individuals without a home – a quarter of whom are children. To help these individuals achieve some level of comfort in a dire situation, Veronika Scott, a junior at the Center for Creative Studies, designed a heated, waterproof jacket that turns into a sleeping bag at night. But best of all? Scott is employing the homeless themselves to produce the jacket, providing jobs and imparting valuable skills to these people in need.

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  1. Hule January 3, 2011 at 1:38 am

    But really, does it have to be white? It will be gray in a couple of days anyway.

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