Hot or Not Hot? Bedding inspired by the homeless

Written By: Kathy Price-Robinson - Oct• 22•09

By Laura Fenton (Subscribe to Laura Fenton’s posts)

Dutch By Design's bedding

Look again, it’s a photo print, not real cardboard or pavement. Photo:

We love it when our aesthetic passions line up with a good cause. The Home Duvet from Dutch By Design, a UK-based company specializing in contemporary home goods by Dutch designers, is a product that raises money for the homeless and manages to heighten awareness for the cause in a stylish way. We could see buyers loving the cause–benefiting the less fortunate–or being turned off by what they think are offensive designs.

Detail of Home Duvet

A detail of the print on the Home Duvet. Photo:

The duvet cover and pillowcases are decorated with a photographic print of a cardboard box, reminding the user that some people don’t have a bed, let alone a home. The pattern has been so popular that Dutch By Design is introducing a second print that looks like pavement later this month.Thirty percent of the gross profits from the sale of both patterns will go to Centrepoint, a United Kingdom charity for homeless youth ages 16 to 25-years-old.


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One Comment

  1. Wow…hmm..I guess it serves its purpose, don’t know if I would get one, but I know there are people out there who would buy this.

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