Empowerment Plan: High-Tech Coat is Catalyst for Rebuilding Detroit

EmpowermentVeronika Scott's initial coat design, with Tyvec shell. Photo: Brittany Thomasson

In 2010, while pursuing her degree in product design at Detroit's College for Creative Studies, a single idea changed the course of Veronika Scott's life. She decided to make a coat.

Not just any coat. She designed and prototyped a coat to withstand the frigid, snowy winters in Detroit. And we're not talking about walking or ice skating or playing hockey or commuting in Detroit winters. We're talking about living in Detroit winters, without a home.

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