The Syrian refugee crisis has put hundreds of thousands on a 1,000 mile journey, leaving behind even coats and blankets in their mass exodus. In response, students at the Royal College of Art in London have stepped up to the plate with a design for a multi-use coat that refugees can use as both clothing and shelter.
“Good design isn’t about technologies and devices — it has a social heart and a role to play in meeting the needs of people facing impossible challenges,” Harriet Harris, RCA professor, told The Huffington Post.
The student team, led by Harris and fellow professor Graeme Booker, have already created their prototype, with the help of WALL Fashion London, and are now seeking funding on Kickstarter to take their factory-ready prototype and put it into mass production.
[Via Huffington Post]