The Sheltersuit team started with Bas and Alexander. When a father of their two friends lost his life on the streets due to hypothermia, they decided to create something free that would protect the homeless from the cold. With a background in fashion, Bas decided to adapt his craft to work on this project. His well-known designs are easily identified by their multifunctionality. Keeping in mind what is fundamentally needed for the homeless, together with his creativity, he came up with the idea of the Sheltersuit. He then proposed his idea to his best friend Alexander, who decided to quit his job to turn the idea of the Sheltersuit into reality. And that is how the foundation came about.