Two designs that inspired me and made me ask myself “What am I doing to help and empower other people?” I hope they do the same for you.
Element S Coat by Veronika Scott
“Veronika Scott is one maker who has put her time and energy into making a difference in the community. Veronika spearheaded The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based humanitarian project which centers around the Element S Coat, a self-heated, waterproof garment that transforms into a sleeping bag at night. The coat is made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. Veronika is one of the hundreds of makers who will be presenting at Maker Faire Detroit, taking place next weekend, July 30 and 31, at The Henry Ford in Dearborn.”
For more information on this project Here is the link to the projects page.
and the Fast Company article here