At Halve Waste, we want to spotlight and support those individuals, groups and businesses that are “doing good” and helping us to reach our target of reducing our waste
The latest business in the spotlight is a non-for profit group Crafters Connect 4A Cause. We caught up with the founder, Shelley to see how they are making a difference in reducing waste to landfill.
How did the idea of the group “Crafters Connect 4A Cause” come about?
Tell us more about Crafters Connect 4A cause
Can you tell us about how you came across using fabric samples from a Lawton Interiors, otherwise destined for landfill to make items for those in need?
The Halve Waste team came to us after completing a business waste assessment for Lawton Interiors, looking for solutions for fabric samples that were redundant. These samples were being sent to landfill as they were no longer needed and no recycling options were available for them. After talking with the Halve Waste team, the group decided they could use the fabric and turn it into items for those in need, such as toiletry bags rather than the material ending up in landfill.
How successful has it been using the fabric samples from Lawton Interiors?
From the redundant fabric samples we received, we have been able to make several new items including toiletry bags, quilts, baby change mats and even boomerang bags. To date we have made 32 toiletry bags and 5 quilts from material otherwise destined for landfill.
Are there other ‘saved materials’ you have identified and been able to use?
What are the positive outcomes you have seen from starting up Crafters Connect 4A Cause?
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