Students at the Royal College of Art have designed the prototype for a wearable refugee tent that works triple duty as a tent, jacket and sleeping bag.
In response to the Syrian refugee crisis that has displaced thousands of people, students competed in a one week long 'hackathon' to brainstorm and produce cost effective solutions for the victims of the refugee crisis. The 'Wearable Habitation' is made out of a paper-like synthetic material called 'Tyvek' and insulated with 'Mylar.' The coat looks like a high fashion garment when worn as a coat and includes large pockets to carry essentials.
The students have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. They hope for the design to go into further product development and production in 2018.