Tardigrade is a jacket designed to work as a basic life sustaining device during a disaster.
The project proposes a new kind a 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. Tardigrade offers a simple, small-scale solution to problem that endangers everyone.