This Multipurpose Garment Transforms into a Tent for Refugees

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jan 22, 2016
References: kickstarter & psfk
Students at the Royal College of Art in London recently designed a multi-purpose garment that can transform into a tent for refugees when necessary. As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to persist, many people are working on innovative ways to deal with providing basic necessities such as shelter.

The wearable dwelling was created by 10 master's students who worked with the clothing company 'Wall.' The collaborative effort resulted in a three-quarter length coat that can be reconfigured to form a sleeping bag or a tent large enough for an adult and a child. The garment itself is made from 'Tyvek,' which is an extremely durable yet lightweight fabric. The material is also rain-repellent and permeable to air and water, making it ideal for combating the outdoor elements.

As thousands of refugees continue to flee their homes, the wearable dwelling provides an efficient form of temporary shelter.