I don’t think you’d find too many red-blooded Australian truck drivers keen on trying on this jacket, but at least it was created with good intentions!
Fashion designer Bea Szenfeld and show truck builder Svempa Bergendahl teamed up to create an article of clothing that aimed to celebrate the hard work of truck drivers.
What they came up with was the above jacket made from recycled fan belts.
Called ‘The Griffin Jacket’, it was inspired by the Scania Griffin symbol and created from 200 metres of reinforced fan belts from the Swedish truck manufacturer.
Weighing in at around 12kg, the jacket has been meticulously cut into 800 feather-like shapes and stitched together.
“Knowing that the driver jacket is an iconic and favourite product for all truck drivers, we decided to initiate this collaboration.” says Sophie Haftor, Director of Scania Vehicle Accessories and Branding Products.
“The driver jacket is not just a functional piece of clothing for the drivers, but a way of expressing individual style too.
“With Svempa and Bea’s amazing effort, we have created a one of a kind driver jacket to salute all professional truck drivers on the road.”
The Griffin Jacket will be auctioned online to raise funds to support the international charity, ActionAid.
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