Clothes that can save your life

Tardigrade is a jacket designed to work as a basic life sustaining device during a disaster. The project proposes a new kind of garment, designed to aid its wearer’s survival for three to seven days. A set of contact points and straps allow Tardigrade to be fashioned into a shelter, a carrying system, or to be reconfigured in any other way users can imagine. Detachable pockets can act as water collectors or vessels for any other necessary material. The project is inspired by climate change and the increasingly extreme natural and social crises it will trigger. Tradigrade offers a simple, small scale solution to a problem that endangers everyone.

David Bursell

  • David Bursell
    Lund University

    Through life I have always found myself to be happiest when I am engaged in activity, whether it be kitesurfing, sailing or enjoying fresh powder snow in the mountains. How products allow us to charter new territory and tame the elements has always been an alluring force to me. This insight led me to search for a path which was trail breaking in shaping the future of development. An intense study in Sports Design gave me a craving for more. This led me to apply for the Industrial Design program at Lunds Tekniska Högskola in Sweden, where I recieved my Bachelors Degree in 2016 and my Masters in 2018.more

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