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ROOF COAT BAG

Tech comfort, urban design, safety and social profit. 

ROOF COAT BAG

SOCIAL MISSION

  • Coleg Sirgar, Jobswell, Carmarthen

  • Every year, we open up the opportunity to year three students in Fashion Design at Coleg Sirgar to work on a live brief to scale ROOF to fit all environments and body requirements. The three highest graded undergrads then work for two weeks in the ROOF workshop gaining valuable industry work experience.
  • LLAMAU BIG SLEEP OUT CARDIFF 2018

  • Soft launch with volunteers trialling ROOF in freezing conditions at The Principality Stadium
  • Trademark

  • ROOF is a registered trademark.

Coleg Sirgar, Jobswell, Carmarthen

Every year, we open up the opportunity to year three students in Fashion Design at Coleg Sirgar to work on a live brief to scale ROOF to fit all environments and body requirements. The three highest graded undergrads then work for two weeks in the ROOF workshop gaining valuable industry work experience.

LLAMAU BIG SLEEP OUT CARDIFF 2018

Soft launch with volunteers trialling ROOF in freezing conditions at The Principality Stadium

Trademark

ROOF is a registered trademark.

Beaten to the World finals by an app

Chivas Venture UK finalist 2019

Meet the organisations who make it all possible

Llamau are the lead charity on the ROOF project.  

Llamau liaise with and coordinate regional and local charities (Caer Las and the Wallich) on the allocation of ROOF to homeless individuals. 

Each homeless person is given a ROOF to use as an intermediary solution while person-specific accommodation is arranged for them by the network of Charities.

Homeless people are entitled to accommodation through their local council but its not always immediately available.

Every homeless person has their own history, set of issues and needs.  Llamau handles the pastoral care and support network while they use ROOF on the street AND when they go through the ROOF training and employment programme.

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Protecting our Intellectual Property

It is crucial that we protect the uniqueness of ROOF, the composite textile and design format for the exclusive benefit of our social mission. 

The Thomson Reuter Foundation (Dentons) awarded ROOF invaluable membership and delivered the highest quality of Intellectual Property advice, construction and submission on the ROOF product application, all on a pro bono basis.

We are indebted to their team for their patience, perseverance and good humour in protecting our social mission interests. 

Supporting the development of social enterprise

In 2017, UnLtd gave Jo (designer and founder) £15,000 in the form of a GROW IT grant to support her financially during the development of ROOF and what they saw as an amazing social mission product and project. 

The money went into the production of prototypes, development of the now patented composite and allowed the project to accelerate to a point of solid infrastructure and platform from which to launch the social mission. 

Our heartfelt thanks go to Jane and her UK wide team who support projects like this.  We would not have reached this point as soon without that financial assistance.

University of Wales Trinity St David have supported ROOF with tech development, research and innovation since inception.

When designing and 'building' ROOF it was important to the mission that ROOF be an intelligent product.  UWTSD engaged with the idea immediately and have supported the team every step of the way.

The ROOF tech is a battery operated monitoring system wired into the skeleton frame of ROOF which gathers information of temperatures both in and outside of the coatbag, moisture and wicking levels, movement, friction and rub. This is all downloaded via bluetooth on a weekly basis and the data gathered to assist with the ongoing development of ROOF as a life saving garment.

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  • WCVA member
  • Make it British member
  • social enterprise member
  • Wales Cooperative centre member

Location

Unit 2, Players Industrial Estate

Clydach, Swansea SA6 5BQ

South Wales, UK

01792 844676

07977 631393

jo@roofcoatbag.wales

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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