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This man designed a sleeping-bag coat to help the homeless keep warm

For young Dutch fashion designer Bas Timmer, the death of his friend’s homeless father, sleeping rough on the streets, was a moment that changed his life.


When Timmer heard the news, he knew what he had to do. He turned his fledgling outerwear business into a social enterprise and the Sheltersuit was born. That was back in 2014 and since then he has made 12,500 of the waterproof padded garments.


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