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Veronika Scott Makes Makeshift Coats that Double as Shelters

By: Armida Ascano - Published:   Updated: May 26 2011 • References: detroitempowermentplan.blogspot & dornob
Veronika Scott is a product design student from Michigan whose personal mission extends beyond beautiful art. Looking to revolutionize the world and alleviate serious global issues, Veronika Scott has created a makeshift coat that doubles as a self-warming sleeping bag.

Each homemade coat takes only $10 to create, which Veronika Scott maintains through donations. Check out the philanthropic fashion pieces in the gallery.

Implications - In an increasingly globalized 21st Century, the appeal of DIY companies/products is widespread. Products that are inexpensive, eco-friendly and practical have an advantage over companies that continue to produce the same products without an eye toward global issues. Corporations can appeal to "green" consumers by getting involved in eco initiatives like this one, trumpeting their corporate social responsibility through support and investments in social issues.

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