Street Sleeper is a Cape Town based initiative that uses innovation to tackle the social and environmental challenges facing the homeless community. We upcycle advertising billboards destined for landfill into survival sleeping bags, transforming the negative impact of waste into immediate relief for those living on the street while promoting social upliftment through dialogue and storytelling.
Please note we operate from April-August as people benefit most from our bags during the cold winter months.
“I can’t see that well, but the bag feels good! It’s easy for people to steal from me so this will help me keep everything together and look after it better”.
“I can’t wait for tonight, I can’t wait for it to come! I’m just so excited to try out my new bag. Yes man!!”
“I like my bag a lot, but people aren’t going to sleep with their head inside the top part. Here on the street you have to always be able to quickly see what is going on around you – it’s not safe otherwise”.
“In my 70 years I have learnt that being angry never get’s you anywhere – that’s why I always try and have a smile on my face.”