Takkiainen (a combination of two Finnish words: takki, a coat, and takiainen, a bur) is a jacket for lonely or bored people. It is designed to help the wearer get in contact with others. Since we brush against each other every day as we move around the city, we can use our clothes as a medium for meeting new people. The jacket is covered with Velcro strips that form alternating hook and pile stripes. When these materials touch each other, they grab onto each other. The user can be connected with other loners simply by walking around in the jacket. Even babies can be attached to their parents.
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