Kukün is a portable, lightweight, recycled all-in-one sleeping system that includes an inflatable sleeping pad, pillow, and sleeping bag for campers and displaced persons.
This is a 1:1 product - when you buy a Kukün, one is given to a refugee or displaced person. We believe that each person deserves a comfortable place to feel safe. Each Kukün made is bright & individual using Nike Grind textiles on the top to give people who have something special they can call their own when they may not otherwise have much.
This sleeping system is an all-in-one portable, inflatable bed which includes a built-in comforter & pillow top and inflatable headrest. The Kakün is topped with unique Nike Grind rubber flashings to give each user (campers & refugees) a feeling of individuality while they sleep. Initial development, prototyping, and production would be crowd-sourced, with the eventual objective of partnering with aid organizations like the Red Cross, International Refugee Committee, Doctors Without Borders, or similar aid networks, and outdoor companies with a dedication to doing societal good (e.g. REI, Coleman).
Campers - These users head camping every once in awhile to Big Sur, Yellowstone, or a festival, but these are not the campers that are going to climb Mt. Everest. They want an all-in-one, simple solution to their camping sleeping set without putting hours of research into individual products. They are willing to pay a little extra for convenience and the feel-good factor of buying a 1:1 product.
Refugees/Homeless - The bed is designed for individuals (twin-sized) and families (queen-sized), and by having a comforter cover as opposed to a traditional sleeping bag design, members of the family will be able to leave during the night with minimal disruption to others in the bed. The bed is meant to provide a comfortable bedding option for displaced persons who are awaiting either resettlement or to return home in refugee camps, who may be traveling or may be in temporary improvised housing for prolonged periods of time. The bed would have two inflatable chambers, one which could be filled for a headrest, and a larger chamber making up the inside of the bed, and while the covering comforter is attached as it comes, could be removed and used as a rug, entry flap, or blanket once sheets or other items are acquired. The comforter could then be reattached using a hook/ button system using the flashings.