Using nothing but materials sourced in Skala Sykamnias, Lesvos, a 50-60lt waterproof backpack was designed and built for the refugees to carry on their journey.The rubber comes from a dinghy that made the crossing in the first days of 2016, while the straps, clips and shoulder cushions were scavenged from life vests. The backpack is large enough to fit a few pairs of winter clothes, a sleeping bag and a blanket, while it is easily sewn together out of a few boat pieces. One dinghy can produce numerous bags.
It was designed in Athens with the valuable professional help of Three Legs and a Model .
Our thanks and respect go to Platanos Refugee Solidarity, Lesvos for their help towards the completion of this task and their solidarity to displaced people.
We are currently looking into implementing this design on the field, suggestions on how to make this more than a prototype are welcome.