donating fabric scraps…


crafti girl is drowning in scraps!

my home office is literally packed with boxes and bins of fabric scraps.  most of it is from my sweet t baby days when i saved all my production scraps.  all of it is organic: organic cotton, organic hemp/cotton blends, knits and wovens.

i’ve managed to donate some here and there to local programs but the amount is becoming overwhelming. i’ve never had much success locating a company or factory that would take lots of scraps for reproduction.  i always thought that would be the best place for them.  couldn’t they be made into recycled cloths, or even new fabrics? nothing came up locally or in the southeast region.  i certainly wasn’t going to pay to ship this stuff, not only b/c of the weight but because i just think shipping is just excessive. so i just sat on it all, waiting for that moment when i had the energy to deal with it.

it’s that time now to just unload.

luckily, the DIY movement has grown exponentially since i closed my own business.  i have found 2 local groups that will accept scraps of all shapes and sizes to repurpose them into clothes and accessories for babies and children in need.  how perfect.

so this week, it is on my to-do list to contact these groups and arrange for drop-off.

a follow-up post will be forthcoming…hope this works out.


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