A Fashion Designer Is Making Coats That Double As Sleeping Bags For The Homeless… And They’re Made From Abandoned Festival Tents

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Ever wondered what happened to the thousands of tents left abandoned at Glastonbury, Leeds and Bestival? They may soon be turned into coats for the homeless, if a new project launched by Dutch designer Bas Timmer gathers steam. Continue reading »

Woman Quits Job to Knit Over 300 Coats and Hats for Abandoned Greyhounds

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Artist Jan Brown (of Knittedwithlove) has dedicated over 4,000 hours to knitting cozy apparel for abandoned greyhounds. A few years ago, Brown was inspired by a friend and began to sell handmade doggy hats and coats. Shortly after, she decided to expand her work by donating blanket coats and hats to shelter greyhounds. Since this breed has thin fur and easily gets cold, Brown’s gifts come in handy during the wintertime and, thus far, she’s handcrafted over 300 pieces for these dogs. She also makes sure to mark each piece with a special symbol. Continue reading »

Canadian Kids Are Tying Coats To Street Poles To Keep Homeless Warm This Winter

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Residents in Nova Scotia, Canada, have recently been confronted with a strange sight: coats tied to lamp poles. But these jackets haven’t been lost — they’ve been put there for homeless people forced to brave the freezing cold. Continue reading »