Gal Yakobovitch Creates Method to Reuse and Repurpose Coats

Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 10.31.05 AMParsons student Gal Yakobovitch created a way for an old coat to be reused and repurposed, cutting down on waste for Aran Baker's Sustainable Systems course.Instead of purchasing a new coat for maximum protection in an emergency situation, Gal created a no fee repair service for coats that will also insert needed pockets to the coat, and provide complementary items for survival. This service is highly dependent on community strength, as the repair service will be held by volunteers in community centers all around the country.It will not only ensure that the community have their ‘’stay bag’’ products safely secured in their repaired coats, but it will also provide an opportunity for the community to interact with one another prior to any dangerous ecological emergency. Along with the repaired coat and the survival items, the participants will get an information pamphlet explaining how the coats should be used, a list of the items they’ve received with the repair, and information about how to react in an emergency situation. Gal anticipates that this project will not only prepare individuals for a forthcoming ecological disaster, but also strengthen communal responsibility for one another, and create ties that are especially important during an emergency.Check out the entire project